I personally haven’t watched a Fast & Furious movie in a very long time because I was never overly enthused by them. The main reason I tuned in to Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw is the fun trailer and its main star, Dwayne Johnson. Another reason is the promise of entertaining brotherly banter between Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Shaw, because they’re forced to work together.
My experience with the older Fast & Furious movies I’ve seen prepared me to not expect anything more than some action packed – yet light entertaining fun. As such, when I found myself thinking: ‘It’s OK but I feel as though something’s missing’ – that ‘something’ being depth and notable acting, I was neither mad nor surprised. I did enjoy the chemistry between Statham and Johnson. I just wish that a fair amount of the amusing quips between the two weren’t used up in the trailer. What stands out most for me in Hobbs & Shaw is a very well executed and captured stunt or two – or three. One of them being the motorbike under the truck manoeuvre.
Other key highlights include, the characters played by Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart. I also loved that gorgeous ring on Helen Mirren’s character’s finger. It certainly stole almost all of my attention during the prison visit scene.
As for the less memorable aspects of Hobbs & Shaw, they would be me finding Idris Elba’s villainy to be OK rather than great. There’s also the matter of the first two songs that played once the movie started – not the best choice in my humble opinion.
There’s indeed some fun to be had with director David Leitch’s action / adventure. Just remember not to expect too much and enjoy the stunts.
Guy Ritchie’s latest action / crime movie The Gentlemen stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farell and Michelle Dockery.
It’s the England based story of a very British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires…
Ritchie is the director of two of my favourite British films, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000). So of course I’m watching this one. The cast and story looks great. The comes the cherry on top of rather posh British actors speaking in far less posh accents. Such fun!
Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, Brittany Ashworth, Christopher Evangelou and Eliot Sumner also star.
The trailer for the long awaited DC Comics Harley Quinn movie, Birds Of Prey – And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn. is finally here.
Directed by Cathy Yan, this new story starts after Quinn (Margot Robbie) splits up with the Joker and joins three female superheroes. Namely Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya. Their mission being to save the life of a little girl from an evil crime lord…
I’m in because maybe finally all the excitement and yelping with delight that was a result of me seeing Quinn in the Suicide Squad trailer can deliver on its promise. Fingers, toes and everything crossed. There’s still hope because Robbie is great.
Derek Wilson, Matthew Willig, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez, Charlene Amoia, Isabel Pakzad and Ali Wong Also star.
The next trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s The King’s Man , a movie starring Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and about the first independent Intelligence agency is here…
I’m already quite certain that Sofia Boutella’s Gazelle in Kingsman – The Secret Service (2014)will forever be my favourite Kingsman character. Nevertheless, I look forward to what Aterton’s Polly will bring to the franchise.
Also the character played by Tayolor-Johnson, I’m guessing he may be a villain, since we’re two trailers in and we still haven’t met him .
Djimon Hounsou, Alison Steadman, Stanley Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Tucci, Rhys Ifans and Daniel Brühl also star.
In new action / mystery The Rhythm Section, Blake Lively is a woman determined to seek revenge against the people behind a plane crash that killed her family.
Directed by Reed Morano; additional key cast includes Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella…
Both Peppermint (2018) and Taken (2008) came to mind as this trailer played. That’s precisely after the thought… ‘Is Blake Lively speaking in a British accent?‘ The answer is yes and my fingers are crossed that the end result is as thrilling as this trailer suggests.
Daniel Mays, Richard Brake, Raza Jaffrey, Geoff Bell, Nasser Memarzia, Jade Anouka, Jack McEvoy, Tawfeek Barhom and Ivana Basic also star.