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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Published November 22, 2019

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Film info

  • Title Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
  • Director David Leitch
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 2hrs 16m
  • Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
  • Tagline This time there is no team

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham return to their unforgettable roles as Hobbs and Shaw in this action-packed feature from the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise! For years, hulking lawman Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and lawless outcast Deckard Shaw (Statham) have traded smack talk and body blows. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, Hobbs and Shaw must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves!

Live blog

TimeComment
0:39This song just makes me think of the Cookie Monster.
4:34You can waltz in all fancy on your bike, but in the end you still have to do the kickstand.
9:35Weirdest start to a film ever.
11:04“I’m your people. Me. And I’m a whole lot.”
12:35God, Helen Mirren is the current best thing in this franchise.
14:36Ryan Reynolds with a Rock shoulder tattoo is five stars, surely.
17:01Why can’t the whole movie just be this? The three of them riffing at a diner table.
25:56Who knew a toaster could be such an effective weapon?
26:54Not falling for the mountain in the background, that’s the MTC and no mistake.
34:47It says quite a lot that you have to enhance a soldier to make them a match for ol’ Rock.
39:16Are we watching Transformers too? There’s suspending belief and then there’s bullshit.
39:41Also, since when are McLaren’s bulletproof?
44:04Who’s the kid with? He’s made a point of saying she’s only nine.
44:27Oh right, and so why wasn’t Aunt Lisa on the family tree?
1:00:33The women are kicking ass so far.
1:11:03Lunatics versus visionaries, as always.
1:15:53Rage with a flamethrower is something new.
1:24:39Yay, I was worried people weren’t saying family enough.
1:25:07The timings on this MAKE NO SENSE.
1:34:53Now we’re waiting all night too? THE TIME.
1:42:48I feel like heading into a fight wearing less clothes isn’t so smart.
1:48:42Look, you can’t winch in a helicopter. Stop being all Mission Impossible about things.
1:51:29Yay for nitro buttons.
1:54:13This rain came out of nowhere. It was sunny skies just now.

Thoughts

Went into this expecting it to be terrible, for most of the time since it was first announced I’ve been keen NOT to watch it. But actually, sometimes, you do just need a bit of mindless muscle running around saving the world.

Weirdly, it was somehow better than expected and also worse than expected. I was not a fan of the cyborg Idris, nor his Transformers motorbike. This isn’t a sci-fi series, and I know they sometimes push the boundaries of physics but at least it’s for the most part based in reality. This was just rubbish.

I really liked Vanessa Kirby’s character, she was kick-ass and wouldn’t stand for any of the nonsense from the main two which was good. But her storyline didn’t make any sense either. Pretty sure she should have been dead a few times over before they even got to Samoa.

There were plot holes and editing mistakes and it was just generally a terrible movie. Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren were the best things in it, and they had screen time for about ten minutes altogether.

Rating: 1 / 5

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