*very mild spoilers
Action packed with liberal doses of crude comedy laced throughout, this movie is pretty much everything it set out to be. It’s typical big-budget action movie fare. You get lots of big explosions, several awesome chase scenes, a standard save-the-world plot, and some lovely characters. None of that should be spoilers if you’ve ever watched an action movie.
- The work on the side characters was mostly awesome. I absolutely loved Helen Mirren as Shaw’s mother. Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba pulled off their roles as Shaw’s sister and the bad guy, respectively. Brixton’s self-claim of being Black Superman cracked me up.
- Side note: They kind of stunk at letting you know the character’s names. I didn’t know Hattie until I looked it up on Bing today. The one time I think I heard it in the film, I thought it was Annie.
- During the first few minutes they showed the audience side-by-side pieces of Hobbs and Shaw on their home turf doing normal morning activities. That part was awesome. Hobbs drank like a dozen raw eggs. Shaw made a spectacular omelet. Stuff like that. It was quick, but perfectly suited for showing the differences in their personalities.
- The banter back and forth between them didn’t always land, but it landed enough times to work.
Closest we’ve come to a summer blockbuster worth watching. Might even be worth seeing twice.
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Try The Dark Side of Science – Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.
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