Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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Once the Fast and Furious franchise was 'in' on the joke and not deliberately trying to reinvent the genre and style of their own series, it became worthless. That perfect middle can be found in Tokyo Drift or Fast 5 and 6, which attempt their own goals and have formal ambitions in addition to their populistic flavor. They were fun and silly and surprisingly engaging on a formal level. What Hobbs and Shaw is in comparison is a commercial at punishing length, without worth of its own. It feels like it's missing a laugh track.