Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw continues the successful franchise spin-off. Lawman Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and outcast Deckard Shaw (Statham) start their reunion off with a grudge.
The verbal jabs are entertaining and the script is well-written. However, their bickering doesn’t disappear until Shaw discovers his sister, Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby) has been detained.
Enter the antagonist, Cyborg Brixton (Elba) who turns up to gain control of a bio-threat. Inconveniently it becomes embedded in Hattie.
The team hunt down a scientist to help them extract the bio-threat. We meet the intriguing Madame M (Eiza González), but she doesn’t get enough air-time.
Later they end up on the islands and Hobbs reunites with his brother and mother. Shaw discovers that they have traded in all his guns for tribal weapons – so they have to get creative. The scriptwriters went to town in the final scenes although the car stack up at the end becomes a little unbelievable.
Queenie (Helen Mirren) returns for a cameo but is stuck in jail.
Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw is a must-see in the cinema for the phenomenal motorbike stunts and the humorous banter between the two main leads.
About Hobbs and Shaw
Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.