When people talk about action movies, they most likely would mention Fast & Furious, one of the most popular action movie franchises of all time. This series has produced seven films and has a combined gross of over $5 billion, with the latest installment being one of the most profitable entries in the series. People always look for more, and while waiting for Fast 9, the fans are provided with the first spin-off of the series, Hobbs & Shaw.
Hobbs & Shaw follows the story of our beloved characters from previous films, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. The first appearance of Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, is in Fast Five (2015), in which he pursues Dominic and his crew while they are planning a heist. Meanwhile, the first appearance of Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham, is in Furious 7, in which he wants to avenge his brother Owen after the events in Fast & Furious 6.
Hobbs & Shaw is not an unlikely pairing because their energy and eccentric personalities are the ingredients for funny and amusing banters. Therefore, it is only natural that the franchise decided to pair them up. And this spin-off is guaranteed to have non-stopping and heart-pumping action.
The movie starts when Hattie Shaw and her team try to retrieve a virus called “Snowflake” from Eton, a terrorist organization. However, she is stopped by Brixton Lore, the organization’s operative with superhuman abilities. He kills all of Hattie Shaw team members, and when he is about to kill her, she injects the virus into her and escapes.
Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw are fetched by the government to get the virus back. Upon their meeting, arguments ensue, with funny jabs and insults are thrown at each other. They reluctantly agree to work together to track the virus.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Gives’ fans the classic jaw-dropping actions and stunts. It is chunk-filled with ridiculous scenarios, which are fun to see on the big screen. There are several new characters introduced to expand the Fast & Furious universe, such as Hattie Shaw, played by Vanessa Kirby, and Madame M, played by Eiza Gonzalez. It even has a cameo from Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart, who play as CIA agents.
The expected plot-twists and paper-thin plot are some of the movie’s weaknesses, but fans are not looking for them in the first place. It is all about show-stopping actions, and this movie has many. The chemistry between Johnson and Statham sells this pairing. Their funny and chaotic banters in unbelievable situations make the film more fun and enjoyable.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a welcomed addition to the series. It will satisfy the fans of Dominic & Crew, who are waiting for the next installment of Fast & Furious. Hobbs & Shaw has everything you need to have a good time in a theater: thrilling car races, fist-pumping fights, and over—the top explosions.