I haven’t done a very good job of hiding my longtime investment in the #Fast franchise, and if you need a quick summary of thoughts — here it goes:
After nine movies spanning almost two decades, I still think that the ambitiously entertaining Rio heist that electrified 2011’s Fast Five, sets this bar way above the rest. I’m also convinced that keeping Brian O’Connor alive, despite the painfully untimely death of Paul Walker is doing a great disservice to a woefully displaced #Family, that desperately needs to kill the “elephant in the room” in order to progressively thrive without the weightiness of its ghost.
So now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can blissfully celebrate the brainchild of screenwriter Chris Morgan, who has penned multiple scripts of the globally-viable franchise, and willingly ended that streak to produce the spinoff, that was seeped in controversy when the conformation went viral.
We were alerted to the genesis of Hobbs & Shaw in the midst of a bitter battle that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was waging against #Fast relatives — Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson.”
Dwayne was annoyed and insulted by Vin’s habitual lateness to the set, during filming of The Fate of the Furious, which ironically Walker alluded to in interviews, without actually naming the famed truant. And Tyrese made it publicly known on social media, that he considered Dwayne a shameless defector for his willingness to accept the juicy offer to star in his own spinoff, alongside the very British and suavely dangerous — Jason Statham.
It has to be said that Fate of the Furious graphically illustrated all the reasons why the #FastFamily needed to break up. The loss of Brian and Mia hit at the core of the franchise, and basically killed renowned familial ties beyond repair.
The only saving grace was the unexpectedly endearing connection between Hobbs and Shaw, which was purposely initiated in the eight installment.
And now that we’ve peeped the trailer for the eagerly-awaited film that opens August 2, 2019 — we can hardly wait for what will absolutely be a box office phenom — both at home and abroad.
Here are the five reasons why:
- Idris Elba looks like the sexier version of every superhero villain combined. And with that irresistible accent as currency — I’m guessing most of us will be rooting for the bad guy!
- The Rock and Jason Statham are the updated replicas of Robocops with the bonus of blood running through their veins instead of metal fibers, which means fighting scenes bloated with heartfelt brutality.
- Chris Morgan is an expert when it comes to conceiving and executing accordingly, so we can bet on non-stop entertainment from start to finish.
- We get to see the love fest between two giants — acted out with furious glory, which proves how good things can come out of awkward stages
- This movie signals the count down to the last two installments of the #Fast&Furious saga, that has endured the highest of the highs, and the smashing lows with loss of the beating heart of the #Family; but that will all come to a gratifying end with the much-heralded return of director Justin Lin, who loves this #Family just as much as we do — and will certainly do right by all of us.