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|Originaltitel:||Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 135 min.|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Oh no: When a virus is stolen that threatens the whole world, Secret Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is supposed to cooperate with ex-elite soldier Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). The two of them have already proved in the past that it usually cracks violently when they meet. But there is no time for their rivalries, because a dangerous terrorist organization is after the virus that just injected Deckard's sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby). Now it is hunted by secret services as well as by the cybernetically pimped up terrorist Brixton (Idris Elba). If they want to save Hattie and bring the virus to safety, Hobbs and Shaw must pull themselves together - because only then will they have the slightest chance against the almost invincible Brixton…
"Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw" is the first spin-off of the extremely successful action franchise. Director and stunt specialist David Leitch ("John Wick", "Deadpool 2") has extracted the two audience favourites, who had provided some of the best scenes in the last part, from the storyline of the previous parts and pushed them into their very own story, in which they can also without a lot of PS and tuned sleds for a lot of fun. Don't worry: Of course there are still a lot of fast-paced chases here (although the secret hero here might be a motorcycle). And also some typical "Fast & Furious" motives like the topic family are taken up here likewise. But all in all the solo effort of "Hobbs & Shaw" is a pleasantly independent work, which can score with great action and wonderful humor...
The sayings, which Hobbs and Shaw throw at each other's heads, are as amusing as two quite unexpected guest appearances. Especially one of them even makes for one of the best running gags of the movie until the credits are over (I'm just saying brick)! Yes, the story itself is, of course, total nonsense. And the almost terminator Brixton moves so far away from reality that the film should actually be called a fantasy film. Nevertheless, the whole thing works really well. This is because Leitch and his actors proceed with the necessary self-irony and put the fun in the foreground. And as a viewer you really have a lot of it here.
The action sequences and fight scenes are brilliantly realized. Even if the rules of gravity and logic are sometimes broken here, the entertainment value of the story always rushes to the top when it really comes down to it. Only when the attempt is made to lend the whole something dramatic depth does it become rather involuntarily funny. Fortunately, such moments are in the absolute minority. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are a wonderful duo that you just love to watch. Idris Elba is very cool as a bad guy and Vanessa Kirby is a great addition to the team. Clearly: everything was done right with the cast
"Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw" is really not an intellectual flight of fancy. But - and this is much more important in this case - the film is perfect popcorn cinema with a great duo, of which you would like to see more in the future. As a viewer you get two hours of best action entertainment for your money, which can easily compete with the last "Fast & Furious" parts. That's what it's all about: Absolutely worth seeing!
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