over-edited monstrosity, I would advise against joining them. The first half of the movie is constantly cutting to different songs, which makes you feel like you're watching a musical. These were done to match action sequences which became unintelligible as a shot couldn't be held for longer than 10 seconds. There were sequences where I didn't know what was happening as screen shake and fast panning obfuscated what was happening in a scene.
Cementing the Saturday morning cartoon comparison, the characters were dialed up to an eleven as they appeared to be caricatures of their former selves. Many might find the banter between the leads humorous, but all I experienced was a full stop in pacing to try and make the audience laugh. There was also a flirtatious relationship between one of the marquee characters and another main character. This element was added to the story since the only other thing was "we need to save the world again".
The most interesting aspect of Hobbs & Shaw was the director, David Leitch. His last two films, Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2, were not very good and I was expecting as much with his latest. To my surprise, there was very little evidence of his directing style. He usually uses a static camera, allowing for the fight choreography to take center stage. Either Leitch has changed his directing style to be more flashy, or there are different expectations for a Fast & Furious movie. The only through line of his directing career seems to be a facilitator of wild creators.
Hobbs & Shaw is just a pit stop before the mainline series gets back to theaters. It lacks the spectacle that recent entries have established and dilutes what makes the franchise special. I would have had the same experience watching this on a screen at home rather than seeing it in theaters. This is definitely worth renting later on or just not seeing at all.
There was tons of CGI that didn't work because their physics were wrong