The Movie: 5/10
Blow it up. Catch it on fire. Hype it up. Drive it fast. Give it attitude.
It is what it is. We know the story. These guys have met before, back in the Fast and Furious universe. This is our starting point. These somewhat lesser characters from the franchise are coming together to make more movies so they can save the world from maniacal bad guys and gals. I’m not a snob about movies. Trust me. I have watched and enjoyed some of the worst horror movies ever made. Here’s the thing, that doesn’t mean I like ALL movies. I am not in love with the Fast and Furious flicks, it’s a hit and miss franchise for me. I DID, however, like this one! It’s cheesy and shallow and if you refer to the first line at the review you’ll get the whole movie in a nutshell.
This story gets a bit wacky, but hey, what else is new in the Action Adventure genre these days. There are cars dangling from cars, a bionic man, people taking on a lot of fighting abuse and it doesn’t really phase them at all. I get it, it’s fantasy, fiction, escapism. I did enjoy it. I said, “Whoa!” several times during some of the stunts. I laughed, almost, at some of the attempted comedy dialogue. Overall, I appreciate the fun and big wild ride they take us on, and if I’m really honest (shhhh) I’m looking forward to more of Hobbs & Shaw.
- Alternate Opening (10 Minutes) – A very different take on the start of the film.
- Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes (34 Minutes) – You really need to be a big fan to wade through the almost 20 different deleted scenes. Good luck!!!
- Johnson & Statham: Hobbs & Shaw (4 Minutes) – A look at the chemistry of our two main characters.
- Progress Of A Fight Scene With Director David Leitch (5 Minutes) – The director takes us on a tour of the fighting department and the preparation for the final scene.
- Practical Action (4 Minutes) – An exploration of the fight choreography the rock undertook.
- The Bad Guy (2 Minutes) – A very short look at the best part of the movie. Idris Elba.
- The Sister (4 Minutes) – Did you know Shaw had a sister? Here we meet Hatty Shaw.
- Hobbs Family Tree (3 Minutes) – Family has always been the main focus in this franchise and here we take a look at all of hobbs family.
- The Matriarch (2 Minutes) – The one and only Helen Mirren talks shop.
- New Friends (2 Minutes) – Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart talk about their cameo roles.
- Elevator Action (2 Minutes) – A look at one of the films best action sequences.
- Stunt Show And Tell (4 Minutes) – More stunts are broken down and analyzed.
- Keeping It In The Family: A Conversation With Roman And Dwayne (5 Minutes) – A short conversation with some wrestlers.
- Blind Fury (2 Minutes) – Dwayne’s mother reacts.
- Dwayne And Hobbs: Love At First Bite (2 Minutes) – A short look at the films dog.
- Audio Commentary
- 4k, Blu-ray & Digital Copy
Audio & Video: 9/10
The 4K disc included here is easily the best format to experience the film in. The 2160P presentation is so good you will be blown away. First off the movie is SHARP as a razor and black levels and color tones are very very accurate. The Dolby Vision color grading used here is reference quality and if your not impressed ask for your money back.
The Dolby Atmos track is also incredible with lots of explosions and LFE action throughout the run-time. Dialog is central and easy to understand and music penetrates the whole soundstage.
Overall Score 5/10