Film, Reviews
Aug 2, 2019

Hobbs and Shaw Review

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boyy. Check your expectations at the door. Hobbs and Shaw delivers high action, fast paced, laugh out loud fun!

Don’t just suspend your disbelief. Find all of your disbelief, ball it up real tight, giftwrap it, strap it to a rocket, and send it into the stratosphere you’re in for a ride with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, and you don’t need anything bouncing around in your brain, mucking up your enjoyment of this movie by thinking.

We’ve often described the Fast & Furious franchise as a big dumb dog. Sure it slobbers all over itself, defecates where it isn’t supposed to, constantly walks into walls, but when you look at it and it looks back at you, you can’t help but love it with everything you have. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is no different.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is Bananas with a capital B from reel to reel. It’s brilliant because they’ve found a way to turn a professional wrestling match into a 2 hour plus movie.

Normally, at this part of the review, we’d give you a bit of the plot. Not necessary with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. All you need to know is there is a supervirus that happens to be in Shaw’s newly introduced sister Hattie. Hobbs, Shaw, and Hattie have 72 hours to get the virus out or it will infect the entire world. The only thing standing in their way – an evil corporation more powerful than the CIA and MI6 and its main operative, cyborg Brixton Lore who lovingly calls himself Black Superman. Simple right? But, that’s been the franchise’s MO for years now, try to out-ridiculous the last movie. It doesn’t matter that it started with a bunch of
gear heads from SoCal stealing DVD players. The game now is how do you top a 26 mile long runway or Vin Diesel outracing a submarine on ice in car equipped with racing tires.

WE LOVED Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. There’s no plot to speak of. Character development? What’s that? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson keeping a helicopter from flying away by holding onto a chain Spider Man 2 style which, by the way, he hooked from the back of speeding car like a cowboy lassoing a steer, which is linked to 5 hot rods magically coupled together. Checkmate baby!

It’s a big, flashy, expensive check your brain at the ticket line summer blockbuster and I’m 100% here for it. Personally, we cannot wait for the sequel 2Hobbs2Shaw.

Written by,

Craig Sherwood