Fast And Furious Presents: Hobbes & Shaw

What to say about this film, eh? Firstly, even though this has got a bit of a different flavour to the prior Fast and Furious films, if you didn’t like any of them, chances are you won’t with this one either. Directed by David Leitch, Hobbes & Shaw reteams Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham (as the titular characters, Luke and Deckard respectively) from number eight as they have to (reluctantly!) team up to stop a cybernetic villain by the name of Brixton! (played by the ever awesome Idris Elba). Now, it’s not as, say, vehicle-focused as the other Fast and Furious films, but that’s part of what makes this, a spin-off, feel fresh enough yet with enough of the guilty pleasure from the previous F&F entries that you have a good enough time (and yes, there’s also themes of family, including Helen Mirren as Jason Statham’s character’s mum in a badass cameo!).

All in all, I think I’ve given an apt enough description. It’s maybe not as emotional as it could be, weighed up against the guilty pleasure you get, but nonetheless provided you park your brain at the door, you might well be guaranteed a good time with this film 😀.

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