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Movie Review: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Dr. Zaius Review)
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Director: David Leitch
Writer: Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13| Minutes: 136
Release Date: Aug 2, 2019

I am probably not the right person to be reviewing a film from the Fast & Furious franchise. The 2001 original did so little for me that I ignored all the following sequels, even after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the party in 2011’s Fast Five. The franchise was originally built on a criminal underworld of car racing then evolved into a globetrotting Bond-esque stunt show on steroids forgoing logic, gravity, and physics for utterly ridiculous action set pieces and larger than life actors and characters. Despite not being a fan of the series, I felt compelled to see the spinoff film Hobbs and Shaw due to the undeniable chemistry of the two leads and a vibe that reminded me of some of my favorite silly action films of the 1980s, namely Commando and Tango & Cash.

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Movie Review: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
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Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Director: David Leitch
Writer: Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13| Minutes: 136
Release Date: Aug 2, 2019

There’s no denying that the Fast & Furious franchise has been through some crazy things. What first started out as a humble cinematic look at illegal underground street racing has since supped up into a global phenomenon where Dom and his family – a strong theme that courses throughout the franchise – do things like drive cars out of planes in mid-flight or sling torpedos across a large stretch of ice. Oh, there’s also the occasional cars stunts, bone crunching fights, and cheesy one-liners.

But now it’s time for the franchise to venture outside of its wheelhouse with Hobbs & Shaw, the first Fast & Furious spinoff. In it, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), two people who don’t even belong in the same room together much less be paired up on a mission, work together to save the world from a cyber terrorist organization bent on evolving humanity by augmenting them with their technology and purging out the weak. Are these two incompatible people up to the challenge? Or will they let their egos get in the way? Of course they are, and it’s how they reach that point that can be simultaneously fun and infuriating. My full review here below.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Trailer: ‘Fast and Furious’ Extends Its Family With Action and Insane Stunts
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Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

The characters of the Fast and the Furious film franchise has prided themselves as being a part of a family. It doesn’t matter if the skin color is different. But when it comes to family by blood that is a bit of a different story. We will get to see a little bit of that play out in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first spinoff of the franchise.

In it, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is forced to team up with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) in order to stop Brixton (Idris Elba), an enhanced human, from reclaiming a virus that Shaw’s younger sister (Vanessa Kirby) stole from him. Check out the trailer below.

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‘Hobbs and Shaw’ Super Bowl Spot: This Muscle-Toned Team-Up Packs A Furious Punch
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Hobbs and Shaw

Universal Pictures may have released the first trailer for Fast and Furious Present: Hobbs And Shaw this past weekend, but the studio is still revving up the spinoff’s marketing campaign with a Super Bowl spot. The studio has had a presentation showing off some of their upcoming films during the big game, so it should come as no surprise that we are seeing a spot for the spinoff. I’d just never expected that we’d see one so soon. Check it out here below.

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‘Hobbs and Shaw’ Trailer: Why Can’t The Rock And Jason Statham Be Friends
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Hobbs and Shaw

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham may be friends off and on the set, but when the cameras are rolling for a Fast and Furious film, their respective characters are anything but. Now, the franchise is going in a new direction by launching a brand new spinoff, with the first being called Fast And Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw. This can only make things more complicated for the two titular characters as they are now forced to “perform outside of the system” to capture a dangerous cybernetically enhanced anarchist named Brixton (Idris Elba). Check out the full trailer for the latest spinoff here below.

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Dwayne Johnson Says He Might Not Be In ‘Fast and Furious 9’; Releases ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ Trailer Tease
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Dwayne Johnson in The Fate of the Furious

Though Dwayne Johnson wasn’t a part of the Fast and Furious franchise from the beginning, his star power has helped it become what it is today. In fact, he has made it so popular that more and more franchises are coming out, with multiple spinoffs on the way.

Now, Johnson has released a very small trailer teaser for the franchise’s first spinoff Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. In it, Johnson will reunite with Jason Statham, both of whom are reprising their respective titular roles. Additionally, the actor spoke about how he may not appear in Fast and Furious 9, but recognizes that his character has a score to settle with Dom (Vin Diesel). More on the story and the teaser video below.

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‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Trailer: It’s Like A Marvel Movie But Licensed By Fox
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Once Upon A Deadpool

A PG-13 Deadpool 2 may sound like a quick cash grab, but star Ryan Reynolds assures that it’s being made for very good reasons. And after all of the hype building up to its release, we now have our first look at Once Upon A Deadpool, starring Reynolds reading to a much older Fred Savage who is reprising his character from The Princess Bride. What happens next will have Deadpool question if his movies are truly Marvel movies. Check out the trailer here below.

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‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Announced For December Release
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Once Upon A Deadpool

Remember that PG-13 Deadpool 2 that was officially announced when 20th Century Fox did some major schedule shifting? Well, it looks like it won’t be called Deadpool 2; instead, it will be going by a new title: Once Upon A Deadpool. More on the report, below.

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Geek Peek: First Look At ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff ‘Hobbs and Shaw’
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Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw

It may be a bit strange that we aren’t getting a new Fast and Furious film in the near future. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting some kind of Fast and Furious film in the near future. The series is taking a bit of a detour from the main saga to give fans the franchise’s first ever spin-off. Hobbs and Shaw will reunite Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson for a new adrenaline rush with muscle tone actioner that will definitely be fast and furious.

Now the spinoff has just started its first day of production, and Johnson is commemorating the day with a brand new image of Statham and director David Leitch (Deadpool 2). Check it out here below.

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Blu-ray Review: Deadpool 2 Super Duper [email protected]%!#& Cut
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Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut edition

Deadpool 2
Super Duper [email protected]%!#& Cut – Unrated
4K Ultra HD | Blu-Ray | DVD | Digital
Directed by David Leitch
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date: August 21, 2018

“I was fighting a caped badass, turns out his mother’s name is Martha too…”

In 2016, Deadpool burst onto screen and into our hearts, earning a ridiculous $783 million worldwide and proving that Rated-R superhero films can indeed break banks. It’s follow-up, Deadpool 2, was one of the most anticipated films of this year and again topped $700 million worldwide. The very Rated-R superhero sequel about the merc with the mouth and his collection of crazy mutant friends hits stores today in a special appropriately named “Super Duper [email protected]%!#& Cut” Blu-ray Edition packed with special features and a super duper extended cut of the film.

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