By Troy Kelly
The Fast and Furious series has come back with yet another hit movie, entitled Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. Hobbs and Shaw boasts 41/2 star reviews and a strong cast, including stars like Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Idris Elba. To no surprise, this globetrotting adventure has plenty of action and comedy, much like the other movies that Johnson and Statham have starred in, as the two of them care constantly at each other’s throats.
Dwayne Johnson: Ay bruh whats the time?
Jason Statham: Oi, cheerio, mate, its 17:00 hours
Dwayne Johnson: Thanks brother.
Jason Statham: No problem *brofist*.
Brixton Lorr (Elba) is an evil cybernetically modified soldier who possesses superhuman abilities such as super strength and enhanced intelligence, along with an arsenal of weapons and impressive cars. He plans to spread a virus around the world that could end up killing half of the world’s population. It’s up to Officer Hobbs (Johnson), a world-renowned hero, and British intelligence agent Deckard Shaw (Statham) to save the world. However, they first have to set aside their differences.
The stunts were absolutely astounding, leaving me breathless throughout the entire movie. The Fast and Furious franchise never slacks on the car chasing scenes, as they are well-known for stunts including cars. The movie was filled with action-packed car chasing scenes that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Some of the stunts they pulled even made me want to try them myself. “I like the chase scenes… the helicopter part was my favorite,” said Freshman Ryan Hope. Hobbs and Shaw pushes the boundaries on what was possible to do in a car chase, which truly made the whole movie come together.
The fight scenes were also a major factor in helping the movie come together as a whole. What stuck out most to me was how each fight scene complemented each character and their style of fighting. For example, Hobbs used brute strength and size to dominate his opponents, whereas Shaw used skillful techniques to break down his opponent and render them useless.
Overall, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw was a hit that lived up to the expectations of all Fast and Furious fans. “It was a great movie, I didn’t think it was gonna be so good because it was a spin-off,” said Senior and avid Fast and Furious fan Sam Mercedes. Much like Sam, I thought the movie couldn’t have been any better than any of the previous movies in the franchise. However, to my surprise, it was everything I wanted and much more. I would high recommend it to anyone who likes action, adventure, and a whole lot of laughs.