‘Hobbs And Shaw’ Review- Brains, Brawn, And British Accents

Hobbs & Shaw‘ is the first spin-off from the ‘Fast And Furious’ franchise directed by David Leitch. It was released in 2019 by Universal Pictures based on a screenplay by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce.

MI6 Agent Hattie Shaw’s (Vanessa Kirby) team is wiped out by Brixton (Idris Elba), a cybernetically-enhanced assassin. To stop him from acquiring a virus, she injects herself with the capsules and manages to escape, only for Brixton to frame her for her team’s deaths. CIA Agent Victor Locke (Ryan Reynolds) recruits Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) while Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is also recruited, but the two refuse to work together. Hobbs manages to locate Hattie, but so does Shaw, and just as they are about to fight it out, Brixton arrives and beats them up. The three manage to escape, but Brixton’s unseen boss frames them as well. With time running out for Hattie, they have to look for a way to stop Brixton from getting his hands on the virus.

Spin-off movies are hit and miss so what to say about this one in particular. It was a hit, a huge hit. Of course, there was very little depth to the movie, other than the focus on family, which was a nice touch. With familial connections with Hobbs’ mother Sefina, played by Lori Pelenise Tuisano, and Shaw’s mother Queenie, played by Helen Mirren, that added an extra dimension to the story.

One thing is for sure, you can Johnson and Statham were having a blast filming this movie. They put their all into the story and how the characters were portrayed. Though I do feel their competitiveness was a bit hammed up. It is interesting to watch Deckard from deadly assassin to basically his character from The Expendables. I do not know if that was a conscious decision and at first it bothered me, but this movie and the realization that Han is alive has won me over.

As for the action, it was non-stop and totally awesome. I enjoy every fight scene, car chase, drone explosion, and battle sequence. The final battle between Hobbs and Shaw against Brixton is well-shot. It does have a lot of slow-motion shots and normally I find that gimmicky but in this case, I thought it worked well.

Bottom line, Hobbs & Shaw is a fun movie with two of the best stars in action cinema. It is shot well, excellently choreographed, and has some pretty clever dialogue between the actors.

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong foul language, Brutal violence

FAVORITE QUOTE: I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really good at it.

Check out the trailer below:

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below. Tell me if there is a comic book, movie, or novel you would like me to review. While you are at it, check out my movie reviews of The Reliant and The Stand at Paxton County. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.

You can find me everywhere on social media! Facebook: Author Jacob Airey | Instagram: realjacobairey| Twitter: @realJacobAirey | Parler: RealJacobAirey | YouTube: StudioJake


  1. […] Idris Elba does a good job as a father who meets his son for the first time. Likewise, Caleb McLaughlin is excellent as the prodigal son. The two had good chemistry, working well together in their roles and bringing the story together. The rest of the cast does excellent and I was stunned to see that a few of the characters were played by real cowboys and cowgirls from Fletcher Street. That was a nice touch and made the movie more relatable. […]

  2. […] Dwayne Johnson blasted his way onto the scene by revealing some concept artwork for “Black Adam,” a movie that centers around the Shazam villain’s origins which will feature Atom Smasher, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, and Cyclone. The movie has a special take on the sometimes enemy and sometimes ally of the Justice League. This was definitely the snazziest section of the online event and had the biggest pump up, in my opinion. […]

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.