Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
If you are not familiar with the Fast and Furious franchise, well then, I don’t know where have you been hiding for the past god knows how many years but, I’m not about to start explaining what the franchise is about. Rather than a movie about the whole gang again, instead we have a spin-off movie involving two of the characters whom we have previously seen in the Fast and Furious franchise.
There is action, there are car chases (I loved the beautiful McLaren), the special effects are impressive and there is a lot of ass-kicking, where everyone seems to be able to kick ass. Both Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are entertaining to watch. Vanessa Kirby is also good. As for Idris Elba, well, he was pretty awesome as the villain in this movie; perfectly casted. A definite change from his Luther character.
Apart from all the action and car chasing, there is one theme that is consistent throughout this movie and that is the constant slanging matches between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. When I mean consistent, I mean consistent. The testosterone levels are at an all-time high! There comes a certain point when it felt like a slight overkill. Also, at times the dialogue came across a little weak.
If you like action movies then you won’t want to miss out on this movie. It makes an entertaining and enjoyable watch. Look out for a couple of surprise cameos and there are some post-credit scenes too, so make sure you stay right until the very end. Finally, as good as this movie is and as tough as both Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are, who do you think would really win in a one and one fight between the two of them? My money would be on Dwayne Johnson. Go check it out!