What began with dangerous car racings and extreme tunings, turned into an agent thriller comparable with Mission Impossible and James Bond. But speed is still a main issue. However, this time it’s not about winning a car race, but to protect the world against a catastrophe. Therefore, two very different guys must team up to save the world in Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.
THE STORY OF FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW
The story reminds on Mission Impossible 2. A good-looking girl must disappear, because of an infection due to a biological weapon. If she dies, a dangerous virus will infect millions of people. Thus, some good guys help her and protect the world at the same time.
So far as known, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham present this old story in a truly furious version. Thereby, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw takes us on an action-packed and very hilarious trip around the world.
FIRE AND WATER
THE HEROES OF FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW
LUKE HOBBS (DWAYNE JOHNSON)
On the one hand, there is the ex-soldier Luke Hobbs. The giant is a rough guy, who likes to solve problems with his fists. But he has the heart at the right place.
The action star Dwayne Johnson plays the big guy with the huge heart. He actually appeared in the fifth’s part of the series for the first time. Since Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw isn’t focused on cars, but on characters, the likeable actor isn’t only one of them but a true win for the spin-off.
DECKARD SHAW (JASON STATHAM)
On the other hand, there is Deckard Shaw. The former secret service agent is a classical gentleman, who is very convinced of himself.
Stylish, a bit arrogant, but always prudent, Jason Statham plays the cool counterpart of the charming giant.
THE GOOD GUYS AND GIRLS
OF FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW
HATTIE SHAW (VANESSA KIRBY)
Both guys hate each other. Thus, how it should work that they save the world together? The answer is simple. Because, there is a very good reason, namely Deckard’s sister Hattie.
Hattie still works for the MI6. But during a mission she falls into a trap. Moreover, she infects herself with a dangerous biological weapon. Thus, the tough girl has to disappear to seeks help.
Even if they hadn’t any contact for a long time, of course, Deckard wants to help his sister. Furthermore, Luke likes Hattie too. But, for other understandable reasons. Lastly, Hattie is a gorgeous and smart woman.
Vanessa Kirby recently played in Mission Impossible: Fallout. Before she was seen in The Crown. This time, the attractive British actress shows her skills in martial arts and, thus, that she is a true heroine.
Deckard Shaw’s mother is in jail. Even if she is somehow criminal, the smart woman loves her son. Of course, also Deckard loves her. Thus, Magdalene tries to reconciliate Deckard with his sister.
The one and only Helen Mirren plays Deckard’s mother, charming and with her typical British humor. Even if she appears only some minutes in the movie, she plays an important role – until the end.
LUKE HOBBS’ FAMILY
Like Deckard, Hobbs hadn’t any contact with his family for a very long time. They life on Samoa, a lonely pair of islands near Fiji.
It’s a perfect place to hide and to face the enemies. However, can Luke convince his mother, brothers and cousins to help him… Who knows?
FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW IN THE UKRAINE
Their way leads Deckard and Luke through the world, and to a dangerous place in the Ukraine too. Here, they need a lot of weapons. Madam M., a billionaire as well as a special friend of Deckard helps the guys.
Eiza González plays the mystical and powerful Russian oligarch. Probably, we will also see the gorgeous Mexican actress in future sequels of Fast & Furious. Currently, we can see her also on DVD and Blu-Ray.
In Alita: Battle Angel she plays a dangerous and mean cyborg. Read more here.
FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW – THE VILLAIN
Of course, it’s hardly to imagine that somebody could beat the giant Luke Hobbs. But Brixton Lore isn’t any normal human being.
Actually, Deckard is to blame for this. He shot Brixton in his head some years ago.
But he didn’t die. The dark organization Etheon saved him. Moreover, they gave him a mechanical and electronical body upgrade. So, Brixton became an ultimate warrior who has only one goal: to fulfil his mission.
FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW – THE REVIEW
Yes, the story is very old. But Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw understands to present it in a new style. Besides all the action, the conflicts between the totally different main characters, who actually hate each other, is really worth seeing.
The dialogs will not cause any literary prize. But, for an action-movie they are on a high-level, very funny and entertaining. “Where is my seat? F1, F2, FU.”
NOT LOGICAL BUT ENTERTAINING
Therefore, it’s bearable, that some fights start in the deep night or under a blue sky, while it’s day or thunderstorm in the next scene. Of course, it makes no sense to think about the logical gaps or to discuss them. It’s a simple action movie.
Thus, on the one hand, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw hasn’t any profound content or any deeper message to offer. But, on the other hand, the simple message is to enjoy 2 hours action, fun and entertainment.
Some very sophisticated films recently started, or they will start soon. Those, who don’t like action, but drama, should prefer them.
But Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw helps us to forget the reality for a while. The film makes us feel good and leaves us with a smile. This is the purpose of a good movie. Thus, we give Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw 7 points.