Fast And Furious Spin-Off Hobbs And Shaw Full Trailer Released Online, Ahead Of Super Bowl
Universal Pictures has gone ahead and released the full-length trailer for Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw online right ahead of the Super Bowl scheduled for Sunday night. And no, we’re not misleading or dubbing a TV Spot as a trailer; this is the actual, full-length trailer with a run time of 2 minutes 25 seconds. The central premise involves Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw being forced to team up to track a purported villanous Brixter with enhanced superhuman abilities. Check it out in the embed below:
The trailer is created targeted towards the mass audience, specifically in international territories. It takes the Fast and Furious franchise to new heights of ridiculousness, while acknowledging the over-the-top tone at a few instances, such as Idris Elba coolly introducing himself as just “bad guy” or The Rock kind of breaking the fourth wall lamenting about Brixter’s “bad guy speech”. It sort of takes the approach of throwing everything towards the wall and seeing what sticks and yet, I have no doubt that the movie will open to great numbers at the box-office when it bows out in August.
As if the Fast & Furious label wasn’t clear enough, Universal has stamped it onto the movie’s very title, and shown it crystal clear in the trailer. It’s the very reason the movie’s title was changed to prefix the familiar franchise name to the original title. Moreover, I find it baffling that Universal chose to debut the full trailer before the Super Bowl when they had a fantastic opportunity to wait a few days, drop a spot and then drop the full-fledged trailer. Talk about a studio hesitant to fray away from the franchise and take any risk whatsoever.
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, reprising their roles from the Fast and Furious series of films. They are joined by Idris Elba as “Brixter” and Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw (don’t blame me if it sounds like “Hottie). The movie is set for release in the United States, and mostly worldwide on August 2, 2019.