Movie Review: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw


For all of the movies in the long running Fast and Furious franchise, temporarily suspending all sense of logic and common sense is mandatory before spending two hours realizing just how ridiculous just about all of the stories are. One thing about this spin off of the Fast and Furious movies is that there are less cars being driven This movie involves secret agents, one of them, the sister of Shaw, played by Vanessa Kirby, a half human half robot played very well by Idris Alba and a programmable virus that could kill the population of the world. This part of the story does not make sense, but that is not what movies like this are all about.

In this version the special effects are very well done, with numerous fight scenes involving Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson and Shaw, played by Jason Statham. The ending scene involving a helicopter and a series of trucks all chained together that looked extremely dangerous to film and was the best action sequence in the movie. What is always most entertaining about action movies like these are the stunts and fight scenes and this one delivers as expected.

The Rotten Tomatoes rating for Hobbs and Shaw are a below average 67% and I give this movie 75%, mainly because of the well made action scenes and some of the comedic banter between Hobbs and Shaw. There will definitely be a sequel to this movie and perhaps another spin off involving Alba’s robot character.

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