Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 2h 20min
Lights, camera, and a whole load of action! The Fast and Furious franchise reloads for this explosive spin-off featuring hardened action heroes Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Set two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, the blockbuster series takes a slight detour to bring us Statham and Johnson in a quasi-comedic double act that balances out the tyre-shredding car chases and obligatory explosions we all know and love.
Ever since their first appearance together in Furious 7, they have squabbled and bickered like an old married couple armed to the teeth – but here the duo team up against the cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (played with dangerous east end swagger by Idris Elba). As the two hulking military operatives battle to save humanity from this insidious bio-threat, we are transported across the globe from London to Los Angeles, from the radioactive wastelands of Chernobyl to the lush beaches of Samoa.
As if Johnson and Statham weren’t enough to pack a punch, we’re also accompanied by Shaw’s MI6 Agent sister (executed brilliantly by The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby).
This is the summer blockbuster you don’t want to miss.