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Film Review - Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw


Perhaps it was a real beef or maybe just a publicity stunt, but Dwayne Johnson seemed like he didn’t enjoy sharing the screen with Vin Diesel in the last “Fast & Furious” sequel. In fact, they barely did, with the screenplay pairing Johnson’s Hobbs with Jason Statham’s Shaw, giving the big screen tough guys their own subplot, which happened to be the highlight of numbing picture. Pulled out of “Fast & Furious” circulation, the duo is gifted a spin-off in “Hobbs & Shaw,” which tries to turn something that was mildly amusing for 30 minutes into a feature that runs 135. Oof. The director of “Deadpool 2,” David Leitch seems to know what fans want with this first field trip away from Diesel’s bosom, maintaining the sheer ridiculousness, noise, and wretched banter the brand name is known for. “Hobbs & Shaw” has no interest in experimentation, keeping with the basics, only out to delight audience members who need a shot of the old boom, boom, bang. Read the rest at 


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