I like the Fast & Furious franchise. The first few movies were solid racing street racing movies. Then the franchise transitioned into heist movies for a few entries. Then it started to transition into some weird spy/superhero hybrid with The Fate of the Furious. And now it is basically going full superhero mode with Hobbs & Shaw. A series that is always exploring the idea of family, loyalty and humanity while constantly re-inventing itself.
This trailer has some great moments, blending action and comedy seamlessly. Chris Morgan (series writer since Tokyo Drift) returns as the screenwriter and David Leitch enters as director (he co-directed John Wick and directed Atomic Blonde (we’ll forget that he directed Deadpool 2)). To me, this signals that the writing and directing will be as top notch as its ever been in the Fast & Furious franchise. I’m also expecting better action than ever before as none of the directors before this have really been strong in the department of directing action and motion.
Looking forward to this one for sure.
7/10 – Good