Hobbs And Shaw: Fast And Furious leads the new cinema releases August 2nd 2019

Hobbs And ShawThis week, there are THREE new films out for you to choose from, led by Hobbs And Shaw: Fast And Furious. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Hobbs And Shaw: Fast And Furious
    The Angry Birds Movie 2

Hobbs And Shaw – who? It’s Fast and Furious‘ Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), or as the title technically is – Fast And Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw, or you could replace the ‘and’ with the & sign, but then an & sign is not at all conducive to SEO on websites, so I’m using ‘and’.

And since Fast And Furious 9 isn’t coming until 2020, surely this is Fast And Furious 8½? Their attempt at Fellini’s 8½? No, that’s crazy talk.

The pair have to save the world against cyber-genetically enhanced villain Brixton (Idris Elba) who acts like Milo in The Last Boy Scout by announcing himself as ‘the bad guy’, and there’s a lot of punching and driving and shooting and all sorts, and it looks ace, especially since the director is David Leitch who co-directed the first John Wick movie.

I’d never seen a F&F movie before 2017’s Fast And Furious 8, and while I’ve since caught up with the first two, No.8 was more like a Bond film than anything from the franchise since 2006’s Casino Royale, so I’m really looking forward to this.

Also stars: Eiza González, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Joe Anoa’i, Teresa Mahoney, Stephanie Vogt, Sonia Goswami, Viktorija Faith

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Transit centres around Georg (Franz Rogowski), who’s attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France, but falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

I understand that according to Screenplay/Director Christian Petzold, this film is the last chapter of his trilogy called “Love in Times of Oppressive Systems”, which also includes Barbara (2012) and Phoenix (2014), so I’ll also have to check those out as this looks superb.

Screenplay/Director: Christian Petzold
Novel: Anna Seghers
Also stars: Paula Beer, Godehard Gies, Lilien Batman, Sebastian Hülk

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

The Angry Birds Movie 2 – yes, they made a second one.

Instead of watching a trailer for that, watch Peter Griffin from Family Guy playing Angry Birds.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!