brian-mcgee - November 14, 2019
I still can't get over how categorically absurd the full title of this summer's Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is: Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw. It feels like the movie should open with Vin Diesel in his garage working on a car when he suddenly stops and says, "Oh, I didn't see you there. You know something, Hobbs and Shaw get up to some pretty crazy shit when I'm not around. Let's check it out..." Better movie.
Perhaps the craziest shit that The Rock Johnson and Jason Statham's characters do in this film is pursuing a helicopter in a car, eventually bringing it down with a giant chain. It's noisy, fiery, and absolutely boneheaded, just about everything you could expect for a film from this franchise. The good folks over at Screen Junkies have given us their latest Honest Trailer for the film and they really take the film to task for its ridiculous action set pieces.
At the same time, it kinda celebrates all the stupidity on display, ultimately throwing its hands in the air and just giving in to all the dumb fun happening. It seems that they learned, as did the rest of the world, that when it comes to the Fast & Furious movies, no multitude of cuts can kill them. Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, and On Demand!
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