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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw 4K Blu-ray Review & comments

Coulson

Well-known Member
Another on my long lists of to watch films. I didn't really need to read the review on this one. I love the film, when I had a quick shuftee it looked good and sounded decent enough. Nice for it to be confirmed I suppose ;) Your review has pushed it up the list though :)

*edit* Wait a minute
and things like efficient storytelling, characterisation and plot all utterly surplus to requirements.
That is very very unfair mate :) Yes it's just another McGufin chase but still. The relationships between the protagonist and the Stath's sister? Come on! That's more than enough story for a flying cars film.
 

LotusElan

Well-known Member
We were a little disappointed with this film. Okay we realised it was never going to be a serious, well thought out and logical bit of entertainment but even so all the "high tech" nonsense was just a little too far fetched - and I do realise I'm writing this in the context of a F&F movie! :rotfl:

And the ending dragged on for far too long (whilst including the quickest night to day transition I've seen for a long time!).

The review says "There's at least 85 minutes of high octane blistering action and snappy hilarity in this 135 minute movie". Absolutely agree with that sentiment, and if they'd trimmed it down to around 100 minutes and removed the sci-fi gadgetry guff it would have been much better.

But of course this is just our subjective opinion, and what do we know...? :)
 

xar

Well-known Member
Good review, great picture, and I even enjoyed the movie (for what it is), but I found the LFE to be dreadful for the most part! After a decent thump near the start got me warmed up, I had to check my sub was still turned on after a bit as there were plenty of explosions but no discernible output. Lots of bass from the music numbers, but the explosions etc were sorely lacking.

Tried Ready Player One car sequence directly after just to check all was good with my setup, and was like I had added 10db to the sub channels all of a sudden...
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
We were a little disappointed with this film. Okay we realised it was never going to be a serious, well thought out and logical bit of entertainment but even so all the "high tech" nonsense was just a little too far fetched - and I do realise I'm writing this in the context of a F&F movie! :rotfl:

And the ending dragged on for far too long (whilst including the quickest night to day transition I've seen for a long time!).

The review says "There's at least 85 minutes of high octane blistering action and snappy hilarity in this 135 minute movie". Absolutely agree with that sentiment, and if they'd trimmed it down to around 100 minutes and removed the sci-fi gadgetry guff it would have been much better.

But of course this is just our subjective opinion, and what do we know...? :)
No accounting for taste ;) But then I also like Godzilla KOM and The Grand Budapest Hotel so.....
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
Good review, great picture, and I even enjoyed the movie (for what it is), but I found the LFE to be dreadful for the most part! After a decent thump near the start got me warmed up, I had to check my sub was still turned on after a bit as there were plenty of explosions but no discernible output. Lots of bass from the music numbers, but the explosions etc were sorely lacking.

Tried Ready Player One car sequence directly after just to check all was good with my setup, and was like I had added 10db to the sub channels all of a sudden...
That's interesting. I'll have to check that out.
 

LotusElan

Well-known Member
No accounting for taste ;) But then I also like Godzilla KOM and The Grand Budapest Hotel so.....
For me there are usually no wrong opinions. If you like it you like it, if you hate it you hate it - and don't let anyone else try to convince you otherwise! It'd be a boring world if we all agreed on everything (hmm, that's starting to sound political now...). :)

We had distinctly different opinions on TGBH in this house - I liked it!
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
For me there are usually no wrong opinions - if you like it you like it, if you hate it you hate it! It'd be a boring world if we all agreed on everything (hmm, that's starting to sound political now...). :)

We had distinctly different opinions on TGBH in this house - I liked it!
Now all you need to do is like Hobbs & Shaw (a lot) for me to determine that you are indeed a man of good character and taste.
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
I was a big fan of Robert Shaw. Not sure who this Hobbs is though (partner of Calvin)?
Lost me a little there. Robert Shaw, Googled and noted for future reference.
 

Hari Seldon

Standard Member
My only disappointment with Hobbs & Shaw was over the songs. Unremittingly awful music. I realize mainstream movies are eventually going to move on from mining the '60s-'80s (and what a sad day that will be) but I'm not ready!!! Otherwise, quite entertaining.
 

Cartman4x

Active Member
No DTSX track? Getting frustrated at the limited number of films coming out without the 2nd sound option. Enjoyed the film only to find the DTSX logo coming up at the end credits!
 

Hari Seldon

Standard Member
No DTSX track? Getting frustrated at the limited number of films coming out without the 2nd sound option. Enjoyed the film only to find the DTSX logo coming up at the end credits!
I was a bit surprised, too. It was in DTSX in the theater and it's on the DTSX website.
 

Steve356

Well-known Member
That's what I thought. I guess that's why there's no DTS-X option then as I'm not aware of any disc out there that carries both Atmos and DTS-X.
 

UMAR 3:16

Well-known Member
nice review cas On my rent al list
 

Tim2049

Well-known Member
I really miss the days when action films were around the 90 minute mark. Blockbusters are way too long now...

Good review anyway, I'll be putting it on my Cinema Paradiso rental list for sure. There's no way I'll get through the whole film, it looks and sounds tedious to me, but, i'm a 'visuals' whore, so I'm keen to see it nonetheless.

As an aside, I find it interesting that you review these films on a TV that's almost 3 years old now. Speaks volumes does that...(in a good way)
 

terencejames

Active Member
Utterly ridiculous, even by F&F standards. Still, Statham and The Rock are always good value although I'm not sure why Statham has to speak through the side of his mouth like Popeye for most of this.
 

encaser

Distinguished Member
These have turned into what used to be a bought volume of non fiction books that never got read but admired for its pretty pictures...
 
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barnaby jones

Distinguished Member
Had fun with the movie, completely agree it outstayed it’s welcome.
Wasn’t going to bother picking it up but after that review, I’ll keep my eye out for it in the trades.
 

Hampy1972

Well-known Member
Picture and soundtrack....are amazing but film is 2/10.
One dimensional film full of one dimensional actors.

Disappointed really.
 

1080 jawbreaker

Well-known Member
how many more FF movies will we get before thay land a dodge charger on the moon. Shouldnt jest, there is probably a script already in the works :)
 

Coulson

Well-known Member
how many more FF movies will we get before thay land a dodge charger on the moon. Shouldnt jest, there is probably a script already in the works :)
Rise of Skywalker apparently has Space Horses so.........
 

george1979

Active Member
It was relatively enjoyable nonsense but the Rock shoehorning in Samoa, just because, was a step too far (well one of a few steps too far tbh).
Them doing the haka, his 'big momma' taking her flip flop off to discipline them, the satellite linked-fingerprint locked guns, and the stick fight. By the time all this happened I just couldn't be arsed and wanted it to end.

If they'd trimmed out all the sentimental sh*te and got it under 100mins it would have been a much more enjoyable experience.
 

BrightonChris

Distinguished Member
I had to check my sub was still working a little bit into this film. No LFE engagement at all from the explosions. Basically ruined the whole film for me
 

adbailey18

Well-known Member
I've not watched the Fast and Furious films past maybe 3, 4 at a push, could you watch this even if you didn't know it was part of that world?
 

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