It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.
The Fast & Furious franchise goes into a different spin-off than usual, swapping vehicular muscle for the human – and superhuman – kind. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have their action buttons clicked to the extreme setting, and are ably assisted by Vanessa Kirby in a battle against a cybernetically-enhanced Idris Elba. Seriously, do you need to know more?!
Law dude Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and former military bloke Deckard Shaw (Statham) join forces after Shaw’s sister Hattie (Kirby) steals a nasty human-engineered virus that melts people from the inside. Of course a bunch of nefarious types want to get hold of it, including the superhuman Brixton Lore (Elba). Can a combination of American and British muscle and guile outdo him?
Although far removed from the vehicular extremes of the franchise that spawned it, one key tenet of F&F lore carries over – the importance of family. And it’s a theme almost as prevalent as Bullets fly the minute Hobbs & Shaw gets rolling, setting the pace for a couple of hours of gloriously preposterous action that scarcely lets up.
Four reasons why Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw rocks:
1. The insane, seriously over-the-top stunts.
2. The interplay between Johnson and Statham.
3. Vanessa Kirby going from Princess Margaret in The Crown to action goddess here.
4. Family, of course!
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.