I love a good popcorn action flick. Growing up I would sit in my classrooms, day dreaming and writing out trailers and action set pieces/sequences like the ones you see in the fast and furious movies and mission impossible. Matter fact when I produced my first full length feature "New York Shorties" I didn’t look at it as an crime thriller, I saw it as an action comedy (but I quickly learned if you film any action in a low budget street movie, it automatically becomes a hood action comedy).
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.
Granted, they shoot these films with 100s of millions of dollars and my first movie was shot for less than $2k but when I see these big budget movies, I become a big kid in excitement for all the explosions and martial arts. As much as I love my indie dramas that express the directors/writers social commentary & message to the world, I do love these popcorn fast food flicks. Can’t wait to see the rock, Idris elba and Jason statham in Hobbs and Shaw.