The Dove Take:
Hobbs and Shaw may be able to save the world from a genetically enhanced cybervillain, but the language they use in doing it isn’t something you want your kid repeating.
Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.
Hobbs & Shaw is the first spin-off film from The Fast & The Furious franchise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as Hobbs and Shaw, respectively. This foray into the franchise pits this improbable team against a genetically enhanced super soldier intent on destroying society with a deadly virus. Can the two get along long enough to save the world?
As is expected with this franchise, Hobbs and Shaw is action packed from start to finish and takes you around the world from Moscow to Samoa. Although the film is fast-paced, and over-the-top at times, it had the surprising ability to quickly shift to a comedic self-aware view, epitomized in the chemistry and back-and-forth banter between Hobbs and Shaw.
Overall the film highlights the importance of family, forgiveness, and the human spirit. Women are portrayed positively, in addition sex, nudity, and drugs are kept to a minimum. Violence is pervasive in the film; however, gore is not. The film includes consistent cursing and God’s name taken in vain though Hobbs and Shaw find other creative and colorful ways to use language offensively. In the end, this film is not for all ages and contains cautionary elements over a 2, therefore this film is not Dove approved.