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“Hobbs & Shaw” is every bit a middle-of-the-road action movie. It doesn’t reach the heartfelt highs of “Furious 7,” but it doesn’t detract from the series’ apex like “The Fate of the Furious.” I spent much of the too-long runtime debating which side of the recommendation median was for me, and then I learned that a moviegoer seated near me had fallen asleep. I’ve seen (well, heard, because of snoring) this happen many times over the years, but it has almost always been in films that were either boring or had soothing properties. But this is a “Fast & Furious” movie. It’s synonymous with zooming, crashing, ineffective shooting, and explosions. If it’s putting people to sleep, it’s simply not doing its job.

The superficial spinoff film doesn’t have much else in common with the rest of the franchise

Step aside, Bonnie and Clyde… there’s a new dynamic duo in town. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) prove that there is no situation they cannot get out of in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.”

The film starts by introducing a group of MI6 agents who are trying to take back Snowflake, a deadly virus that can be manipulated to kill millions of people, from terrorist organization Eteon. Brixton Lore (Idris Elba), a part-human, part-robot Eteon operative kills all the agents except Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby) who escapes. Agents brief Hobbs and Shaw, Hattie’s brother, about the missing virus and they then have to work together to track it down, much to their dismay.

Since 2015’s Fast and Furious 7, Hobbs, an agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and Shaw, a former British elite operative, have hated each other with Hobbs even turning Shaw in. In this film, they finally come together, but miss no chance to try to look superior in comparison to the other.

From Los Angeles to London to Moscow to Samoa, this movie is truly larger than life. It is loaded with all the characteristics of a perfect action movie—high speed car chases, fist fights, unrealistic situations and constant humor.

Director David Leitch does a phenomenal job with his vision for this film. The stunts and camera work allow for some of the best vehicle and hand-to-hand action sequences viewers have ever seen.