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.
Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
Keith L. Williams,
The idea of a "Fast & Furious" spin-off featuring Hobbs and Shaw first emerged during filming of "The Fate of the Furious," after producers and studios execs took note of the comedic chemistry between the two throughout their scenes together. Plans to actually develop the spin-off were informally green-lit towards the end of filming, and they were later revealed to be the reason behind the much-discussed animosity that emerged between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in the final week of production - which resulted in Diesel reportedly canceling some of Johnson's scenes (which was within his purview as one of the movie's executive producers) and not showing up for filming at all on at least one day of production, leaving hundreds of cast and crew sitting idle. After news of the spin-off became public, co-stars Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman) publicly criticized it for damaging the F&F "family" as well as pushing back the release of the series' ninth installment by at least a year. As of February 2019, Johnson has stated he will "probably not" return for "Fast & Furious 9" but would consider it for the 10th in the series. See more »
When Hobbs and Shaw are in the glass room meeting, Hobbs throws a chair that's next to the table at the glass towards the men on the other side. That chair lands on the floor near the glass, yet when the camera pans after that, it shows Hobbs hand on the backside of that same chair, and the chair is still at the table. See more »
[Brixton has Hobbs and Shaw chained to an electric torture device]
Three shocks will kill a man.
Here we go. It's a bad guy speech.
[Brixton gives them one shock]
You had to open your big mouth, did ya, huh?
Yeah, I thought it was a cool thing to say at the moment.
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2 mid-credits scenes with Ryan Reynolds, and one post-credits scene with Hobbs getting his own back on Shaw, for his airport stop 'n' search. See more »
Written by Sophie Curtis, Mario Marchetti, Adam McInnis
Performed by A$ton Wyld
Produced by Mario Marchetti & Adam McInnis
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The Rock, The Statham, The Elba, David Leitch, Fast&Furious-franchise.. how do you NOT get your hopes up!?
I was kind of expecting (although I tried not to) the action movie of the year, if not decade. Was it? Uh-well.
This movie is really self aware. It knows exactly what it is. And that is a good thing. It is slightly cheesy at times, but nothing problematic.
It does have some awesome action, but what sells it even more is the chemistry between The Rock and Statham. I actually didn't expect the banter, or quarreling between them to be as entertaining as it was. But it was, and got quite a few laughs from the others at the press screening.
Some of the action is over the top, but some of it is more grounded. One of the bigger action scenes has some shaky cam.. why Leitch, WHY? Well, because it is suppose to come off as more hectic, I guess. I can almost accept that.
For the most part the action is pretty clean, though. There is quite a bit of fighting, and it's pretty enjoyable. Not really anything mind blowing, but decent.
Some of the more over the top action scenes has some CGI.. Slightly sloppy in a place or two. Also I'm not a big fan of the technology we see with one of the characters, this isn't the future. With that said though, technology is moving very fast these days, so I'll let it go.
Idris Elba is good, and holy crap is he one handsome SOB!
Vanessa Kirby has some action scenes as well, btw.
I almost haven't seen any trailers, so I don't know if it's in there, but there were a couple of cameos almost, from famous actors, and that was a pleasant surprise for me.
All in all this is a solid action movie, with a good deal of comedy. I'll watch it again at some time, only then will I truly know how good it was.
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