The fast and the Furious franchise started as a movie for car nerds and while there are not one of the highest quality movies as far as the scenario is concerned, there are movies worth watching where cars are a major part of the plot. Clearly, the last movies have drifted away from that idea. Come on now, if I wanted to see pure action with just a pinch of cars, I would go and watch “Nambo: Fast blood”. Having said that, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw is a nice dumb movie with lots of juicy action.
Brixton, the bad guy (Idris Elba) and his robotic master are a very nice touch and well implemented characters of the movie. While Hobbs and Shaw (Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham of course) are one of the best teams to use as protagonists out there, the main team quickly and pleasantly grows to 3 members as Shaw’s sister, Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) enters the action.
Following the classic scenario of saving the world while being betrayed by your own people, is easy enough and the action scenes have time to shine. Unfortunately as it is already stated, cars are endangered species in this movie and while it is satisfying indeed, the movie ends with one of the worst “final battle” plan (and plot).
As an action movie for the masses, Hobbs and Shaw put on a blistering show making a movie worth watching for the right reasons.
- “Hobbs: Here we go. It’s a bad guy speech. Shaw: You had to open your big mouth, did ya, huh? Hobbs: Yeah, I thought it was a cool thing to say at the moment.”
- “Hattie: Who in the hell are you? Brixton: Bad guy.”
- “Brixton: Look at me. I’m Black Superman!”