The name of this film leads us to think of a binomial between agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and former elite officer Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). However, both characters are not friends, rather they hate each other and even when they work together in the past, they did so reluctantly.
That same little enthusiasm manifests again upon learning that both were assigned the same case, facing the threat of the terrorist Brixton (Idris Elba) in their new movie Hobbs And Shaw, a spinoff of the famous franchise of Fast And Furious, watch it now to experience the unique chemistry this duo has.
In the course of the film, their paths intersect with those of Hattie (Vanessa Kirby), who is involved in history and has his own reasons for wanting to hunt Brixton.
Particularly we have some theories about why and to what extent the Fast & Furious franchise has been sent from its original theme with this film. But we would have to write a book with these theories. We were used to movies of crazy clandestine car races determined for it, but we had also found good chemistry between characters.
In Dominic Toretto's "family" mission in Fast and Furious 8 of 2017, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson had emerged as a duo with a lot of chemistry, fun moments within a mediocre production. The idea of the couple grew rapidly to the point of starring in their own film, which is derived from the previous one.
It could seem ironic the enmity of the characters in this film because it is a series on the theme of the family plays a very important role and one might wonder what it is to be antagonistic characters? Doesn't that contradict the spirit of the series?
Chris Morgan, who was responsible for the story and the script, as in previous films in the series, was aware of this problem and had a very own answer. He put that family theme and added some brushstrokes of the new, with good results. The newcomers to this film fit beautifully with the Fast & Furious universe and the actors bring the typical joy of the saga. Seeing the two action stars make fun of each other as if we were in a schoolyard is fun, even if sometimes out of context. The same applies to action scenes that fall into the absurd and ridiculous.
However, only the two main characters are the ones that fill the screen and the secondary actors hardly stand out in the movie and their role is almost imminent. The scenes together of these two characters are among the highlights of the movie.
Although the cars have been the central axis of the series, in this film these are null, but there is a substitute for these. Director David Leitch had previously shown his ability to capture elegant fights in the John Wick saga (2014, 2016, 2019) and Atomic Blonde (2018). This talent is now also in Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, and is perhaps the most interesting element in this new adventure.
The film is not intended for spectators committed to realism or demanding compliance with physical laws. The spin-off stays close to the original, again, it is nonsense in a good mood and fast pace, which does not take itself seriously at any time. There are very funny scenes of well-known actors and very good experiences.
The idea of making some additional films is, of course, obvious. The expected revenue is a good argument. In addition, there are now so many characters in the Fast & Furious universe that it would be bad business not to try to give each other more space, this movie you can watch it now to see for yourself what we're talking about.