Summer 2019 is looking pretty good with some major films releasing. While X- Men Dark Phoneix will be releasing on Eid ul Fitr another major film is coming our way in August which is none other than The Fast and Furious spin off Hobbs and Shaw. The makers released its trailer yesterday and it features renowned names like The Rock, Idris Elba and Jason Statham.
Both Rock and Jason are known and loved for their action films and Idris Elba is a great addition to the franchise. It is no doubt that Fast and Furious films have become a major brand with 8 successful movies to their name. Previously the Fast and Furious franchise has been very well received by and has shattered records at the box office in Pakistan. So we can expect a similar kind of response from the spin off Hobbs and Shaw.
When we talk of lifetime numbers then Furious 7 had collected 25.1cr approx back in 2015 and held the record of all time highest grosser ever in Pakistan for more than a year when it was beaten by Jawani Phir Nahi Ani in 2016. Film is still second highest grosser ever for English films only behind Fast 8 which had collected 26.7cr approx.
While there are no fast cars that seemed to be a major crowd pleaser with the Fast and Furious series, there is still a lot of swag, action and mind blowing stunts glorifying the main leads who can knock down a dozen bad guys in a single punch. The perfect blend of star power and action is an ideal formula for huge opening at circuits. It can be anticipated that the film will be very well received as this is the kind of genre that is equally enjoyed by major cities circuits and small cities crowd. The film will probably be releasing in Urdu dubbing which is always best for masses.
The trailer alone offers the right amount of thrill and entertainment that comes off as audience’s money’s worth. With full doze of action, massive stunt and fight sequence and incredible amount of graphics, Hobbs and Shaw will come off as a winner.