Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Eddie Marsan, Cliff Curtis
Director: David Leitch
Release date: 1st August 2019
Central London, and a raid is going on at Saint Paul’s Cathedral. MI6 soldiers arrive to capture the perpetrators and all of a sudden another group of soldiers turn up. These though are armed to the teeth with new tech. An extremely lethal virus named CT17 is ‘lost’ during the battle… In Los Angeles, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is spending time with his young daughter and gets a phone call.. In London, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is visiting his mum in jail, and shortly after gets a phone call… both he and Hobbs are told of a mission to retrieve the virus, only problem being that they will have to work together and this causes a whole heap of problems. They hate each other with a passion but must handle their differences to get the job done. A face from Shaw’s past arrives and turns out to be an extremely formidable force that they must use all their skills to defeat…
This is a new chapter in the already large ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise of movies, bringing the current count to nine. Beginning back in 2001, the films were originally a trilogy but then underwent a restart of sorts and their popularity rocketed and continues, with a new film hopefully being released in 2021.
This movie is an absolute rollercoaster from the very beginning and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed in any shape or form. It brings together two characters from the series that really really don’t like each other and forces them to work together for the greater good. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are a perfect partnership, making all the punch ups look amazing. There are some incredible chases and you get all the action and car stunts that you’d expect from a F&F movie. The choreography is pretty spectacular too.
‘Hobbs & Shaw’ is exactly what you think it is going to be; Entertaining and non-stop action. The only slight downside is that there’s a bit too much trying to ‘out-geezer’ each other between Shaw and Idris Elba’s character, Brixton, but it’s relatively easy to look past it.