Fast & hilarious: Statham and Johnson go full-metal wacky

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Fast & hilarious: Statham and Johnson go full-metal wacky

It's a big, don't-take-yourself-too-seriously blast as our pec-popping heroes whip themselves into a quippy frisson

Ed Power

Buddy movies don’t come any more riotous than this Fast and Furious spinoff in which Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham trade punches and put-downs as super-agents with fists of fury and hearts of gold.  

The running gag is that bulging, Nietzsche-quoting American operative Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and geezer-ish British uber-spy Deckard Shaw (Statham) truly, madly, deeply loathe one another. 

They’re supposedly working together to save the world from a killer virus. But the B-grade Bond set-up is quickly revealed to be an excuse to place Johnson and Statham in close proximity and let them have at it with their tank-buster banter. ..

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