Post the things that happened after Fast and Furious Season 8, this is an independent spin-off featuring Hobbs (Johnson) and Shaw (Statham), fighting a super-human villain and riding the world of his Thanos-like mentality to save the world. Anchoring along-side this entire bittersweet plot is Shaw’s sister, Vanessa Kirby featuring as a rogue Agent who also has a major role in the film. So will this new venture result into no-ending franchises like those of Fast and Furious?
Set entirely after the events of Fast and Furious 8, all is well- but not for long. Brixton Lore, the most dreaded supervillain has genetically mutated and engulfed his body as bullet-proof and got rid of all his scars. He plans to demolish and destroy half of the earth to maintain balance and qualify the laws of nature. He invents a virus, which he thinks will help him attain his motives.
When MI6 agents come to know about it, they deploy an entire mission to steal the virus. The leader, Vanessa Kirby, successfully gets the virus but everyone on her team gets attacked by Lore. Seeking help, he reaches out to Shaw- who is paired with Hobbs to save Vanessa and the world.
All go downtown when Hobbs and Shaw both discover that Lore is way too powerful for the two of them, and they need even more help than four hands. So will they be able to catch the “black superman” ( as Lore calls himself ), or will the plan jinx out due to Hobbs’s and Shaw’s underlying enmity?
Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw Summary
Directed by: David Leitch
Produced by: Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Jason Statham, Chris Morgan
Written by: Chris Morgan
Based on: Characters by Gary Scott Thompson
Music by: Tyler Bates
Cinematography: Jonathan Sela
Production company: Seven Bucks Productions, Chris Morgan Productions
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release date: August 2, 2019
Country: United States
Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw Trailer Review
A lot has been revealed in the trailer, including the storyline and some sincere fight scenes. The helicopter drag, Hobbs and Shaw choosing doors and fighting- their inner chemistry of enmity. Their 5 minutes five scene in Fast and Furious 7 was loved by everybody, and their bittersweet friends’ cum enemy relationship was very entertaining. Hence when David approached both of them for a solo-spinoff, they both agreed to show some moves and some even funnier twists and turns of their enmity.
While Rock has a fanbase of his, Shaw too has a very different fanbase of his. Even though the latter did piss some effluent fans off after he killed Hans, still there are many out there who stare gawking at his appearance on the big screen. The Meg is living proof of that.
Vanessa who is Shaw’s reel life sister falls in deep trouble after stealing the virus which was supposed to destroy the world and kill its population its half, as plotted by Lore. She then calls for the help of DSS federal agent, Hobbs and SAS operative, Shaw. They are at odds with each other due to an old brawl.
They are shown as two equal characters, who have the same mentality, and the same skills but are at a tough spot due to their conflicting egos. They initially try not to work with each other and demean themselves in one way or another.
An excerpt shows, them taking a count of 1..2..3 to launch themselves off an airplane. However, Hobbs launches his partner off at 2, catching Shaw unprepared for the sudden execution. To take an act of revenge on that, a later scene shows Hobbs and Shaws preparing to jump off a building to fight the villain. After the count of 3, Hobbs jumps off with a rope, and Shaw smartly uses the lift to fo down.
The entire Fast and Furious franchise is famous for the popularity of its own name. They are the very few movies which are targeted at a particular set of audience. For movies like this and movies with a Rock fanbase, this popularity surge is very common. Hence having targetted these movies at the action-loving audience, the base story doesn’t really matter if given a few hundred action scenes.
Coming back to the story, we again see Hobbs and Shaw trying to fight off the genetically enhanced and metal-ridge suited Lore, but failing at that repeatedly. The duo is also captured once and electrocuted, however, the sequence of this scene is unknown. Trying to seek help, Hobbs reunited with his (rather-huge) family and asks his brothers to help him.
A prior scene shows, Lori crushing Rock with his stamina and power- a feat that hasn’t been achieved in any of the ahead movies. Whether the Rock and his family can defeat this or not, that mystery will only be unveiled when the movie releases. Also, do all go well between Hobbs and Shaw or whether another fight messes it all up giving way to future prologues of this film- the answer unfolds on 2nd August 2019.
Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw Cast
- Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
- Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw
- Idris Elba as Brixton Lore
- Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw
- Eiza González as Madam M
- Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw
Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw Release date
The movie is set to release on 2nd August 2019.