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2nd August
2019
written by Adam

Heavyweight lawman, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), and Cockney badass, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), both answer the call to the CIA’s most pressing need, the recovery of the world’s deadliest virus, which is also being hunted by a cyber-genetically enhanced super bad guy (Idris Elba). Globetrotting and kicking ass, this unlikely pair will have to mend their differences to flex their collective muscle and stop a globally minded crime syndicate, tick tock tick tock boys, the end is nigh! Directed by David Leitch and Written by Chris Morgan this humanized Wile E Coyote and Roadrunner action beast is two hours and fifteen minutes (including multiple end credit scenes, yes stay alllll the way to the end) of big and bigger stunts, poorly crafted alpha male dialogue, and even more ridiculous skull crushing kicks, punches, and smashes, all for the sake of Dominic Toretto’s (not present) favorite mantra, family, the lowest common denominator of plot driving devices. That is to say, this is NOT a smart film, and, thankfully it’s smart enough to admit that…mostly. Instead audiences are exposed to an all out bludgeoning of the senses, perhaps in search of some sort of absolution of the Fast and Furious franchise altogether, alas no, there is no solace in this work– just another round of kicks to the head and bricks to the chest. Bottom line, it’s bigger than ever action and dumber than ever writing, which means….it sits on the shelf right next to the rest of its Furious co-horts, nutritional value of 0. Did you really expect more than that? Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is rated PG-13.

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