2019 / 137m - USA
Action, Comedy
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw poster


October 22, 2021


It's not like there's a lack of Fast & Furious films, so it's probably fair to say few people really needed this spin-off. Still, the idea of The Rock and Jason Statham teaming up for a bit of over-the-top action didn't sound too bad. And sure enough, Hobbs & Shaw turned out to be pretty entertaining, if you like this kind of thing.

A deadly virus, concocted by a group of cybernetically enhanced people, is threatening humankind. Hobbs and Shaw are both put on the case, even though they still can't stand each other. When Shaw's sister becomes involved, the two have no option but to put their past differences aside.

The film is little more than a back and forth between Johnson and Statham banter and a handful of oversized action sequences. It's exactly what you could expect from a film like this, the nice thing is that it actually delivers. And yes, the plot is silly and predictable and the CG isn't always very convincing, but if you want some silly fun, you could do a lot worse.