Movie Review: Fast and Furious franchise film Hobbs and Shaw wins over Kenyan fans with Idris Elba as villain

The Fast and Furious franchise dropped a new film ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ last week on 31st July 2019 and the Kenyan audience was more than excited to watch the blockbuster, at an exclusive Capital FM Kenya viewing.

The highly anticipated film featured Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson also known as The Rock, as lead protagonists and Brit actor Idris Elba as the villain. The fast-paced action motion picture has already had great success just a few days into its release. According to a report on  Variety, ‘Universal’s “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw” was firing on all cylinders this weekend, generating $120 million at the international box office.’ However, despite the global success, the Kenyan audience expected more from the Furious production.

The blockbuster has had some trouble on-set before its release, with a stuntman suffering from a serious 30ft fall while attempting to complete a stunt. As reported by The Sauce, Jason Statham has praised stunt doubles as “unsung heroes” after a man suffered a shocking fall on the set of ‘Fast and Furious 9’. Stuntman Joe Watts was left with a serious head injury after falling “at least 30ft” during the filming of the new movie at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, only a few days before the movie’s release.


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