When a deadly virus goes missing, Hobbs and Shaw are recruited by the CIA to track down the virus and save the world. Hobbs, the lawman from America, is forced to team up with Shaw, the former MI6 agent from the UK. The problem is they cannot abide each other.
Hobbs and Shaw are compelled to set aside their deep-rooted enmity to tackle a formidable foe. Brixton Lore (Idris Elba), a cyber-genetically enhanced killing machine, is also in pursuit of the bio-threat: A virtual Terminator; and it takes the combined muscle (and a little strategizing) for Hobbs, Shaw and a third ally, Shaw’s sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby), to shut Brixton down.
In order to achieve this, they must first put a pin in their verbal sparring. Johnson is on the receiving end of snarky ribbing about his size and bulk, while Statham plays the humourless and defamed operative trying to protect his family. The impertinent verbal jousting between Hobbs and Shaw apparently motivated this spin-off from “The Fast and Furious” franchise.
While Fast and Furious movies have never been shy about their intentions – fast cars, big set pieces and larger than life characters in a string of never ending sequels – there has been a gradual shift in emphasis away from the franchise’s roots. Originally focused on car chases and street racing, later Fast and Furious offerings have morphed to encompass a
more typical action movie approach, with fight scenes, gun fights and power-hungry British villains. Hobbs & Shaw represents the final stage of this transformation, as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters team up to prevent the release of a world-threatening virus by a man with super- strength.
Initially appearing to be an incredible moment of foresight on Newman’s part, the resurfaced review is perhaps more an example of a film critic correctly identifying the route Fast & Furious needed to take in order to survive as a franchise in the long term. Audiences payed their money to see adrenaline- fueled vehicular fun, not, as Newman puts it, sob-you-were- my-best-friend moments, and the box office takings responded accordingly as this approach was adopted.
Despite being the culmination of the “Fast and Furious vs. The Transporter” ethos, Hobbs & Shaw hasn’t performed strongly, ironically posting the franchise’s lowest figures
since 2009’s Fast & Furious. Does this prove that the action elements finally pushed the boundaries of reality a little too far? Or was it the spinoff format fans weren’t willing to accept? The answer will no doubt become apparent as the franchise heads rapidly towards double digits.
To witness the insane amount of brain going behind to make the franchise bolder than ever, the entertaining pairing of Dwayne & Jason, couple of the franchise, you could watch this movie,and if the purpose for which the whole ruckus is created, pace could’ve easily been shorter ,then please don’t