After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
Helen Mirren reprises her role from The Fate of the Furious (2017) as Shaw's mother. She originally landed the role after she had indicated her desire to be part of the franchise one day, and the producers were happy to accommodate her. See more »
When the attack on Samoa begins, it is supposed to be right before dawn. However, by the end of the attack it is midday. Since there was a 30 minute timer set right before the battle starts and just finishing up when the battle ends, it is clear that only 30 minutes passed. It should still be just after dawn when the action completes. See more »
When I heard of the Fast and Furious spin-off featuring Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs and Jason Statham's Shaw, I thought it would be interesting but left it at that. Having seen the trailer featuring Idris Elba, I was slightly more interested. I was not pumped but the trailer promised an action-packed extravaganza filled with all out brawls and car chases. After watching the movie, I was suprised by how absolutely entertaining it is. Idris Elba, the villain is basically The Winter Soldier(though he calls himself Black Superman) and is formidable both as a screen presence and a threat to The Rock and Statham's Hobbs and Shaw. The Rock and Statham were excellent and able to do what they did best: kick the living s*** out of people while wisecracking with a straight face. It also helps that they are actually talented actors and make some emotional scenes believable. The car chases are spectacular and is every bit as exhilarating as The Fast and Furious franchise and even rival The Bourne series. The action choreography enables all the actors to embrace their strengths. Dwayne Johnson gets to really use his muscles while Statham uses his quick fists and kicks. Elba, having trained in kickboxing himself, also gets to believably kick both The Rock and Jason Statham's ass. There isn't much of a plot but having Shaw rescuing his sister provides some character motivation but luckily, the movie focuses less on family drama and more on both of them in action. The Samoan battle scene from the trailer is epic, and the ending leaves me fully satisfied. It helps that there are good cameos and post credit scenes that leave you wanting more Hobbs and Shaw but still feeling satisfied with what you have got. And that is how good this movie is as an action film. It is pure testosterone fueled action at its best!
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