Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Movie Review


Adallis Pantry

From the creators of Fast & Furious, arises the newly found adventure of Hobbs & Shaw. It tells the tale of Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his worst enemy Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), and their common interest of finding a virus taken by his sister, Hattie Shaw. Viewers were introduced to the Shaw family tree since Fast and Furious 6, but Hobbs has been around since Fast Five. The two characters however, met at the beginning of Fast & Furious 7, in a dispute after the hospitalization of his younger brother Owen Shaw, due to the events from Fast and Furious 6, in which their captivating and fulfilling rivalry was born.

With a running time of 2 hours and 16 minutes, along with the unexpected inclusion of Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Hart, and Idris Elba, Hobbs and Shaw undoubtedly surpasses expectations of viewers across the world, including students right here at Hamilton. Considering the students’ opinion, “ It was suspenseful , but the end did appear to be slightly predictable. However it did keep my attention because of all the action” Isabella Klemeneic (12) said. With all of the action, it turned out to be “a great movie”, Ariel Pantry (9) said.

After successfully producing over 10 movies under the Fast and Furious brand, making over $5 billion worldwide, according to Universal Pictures, and using phenomenal visual effects beyond compare, fans are always satisfied with anything that comes from the Fast and Furious cinematic universe. Hobbs and Shaw an undeniable portrayal of comedy, action, potential romance, and the importance of family, all rolled into an extraordinary film, loved by all. Fans of all things Fast and Furious can be on the lookout for a potential Fast and Furious 9 (2020), and a Fast and Furious 10 (2021)!