Hobbs and Shaw Trailer

First “Hobbs & Shaw” Trailer Carries Familiar Tone

Since its debut in 2001, the Fast & Furious franchise has amassed an astonishing eight films and almost $5 billion worldwide.  But now, thanks to its growing fanbase and wide net of high caliber action stars, the franchise is doing something it has never done before: a stand-alone film.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw reunites Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw respectively.  Having first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7 as the loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Services and the lawless outcast, the duo has never been fond of each other, each working hard to bring the other down.

But the tide has turned, and the pair will be forced to work together to take down the one bad guy who might just be badder than the both of them: Brixton, played by the always entertaining Idris Elba.

Though the premise appears to be even more ridiculous than the last few installments in the high octane franchise, the new trailer does showcase much of what fans have come to expect: crazy stunts, killer cars, and wisecracking humor.  

We’ll see if this opens the door to a slew of other standalone films within the franchise; I’d be shocked if audiences didn’t turn out for these heavyweight stars.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.