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FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

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America's Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is recruited by the CIA to recover a deadly virus that's coveted by cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba). The virus has been injected into the body of rogue MI6 agent Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby), framed for murder by Brixton and on the run. Hobbs reluctantly is partnered with old adversary Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who happens to be Hattie's brother. The pair must learn to get along, find Hattie and save the world.

Happily, what you see in the trailers is what you get. Director David Leitch ("Deadpool 2") packs the screen with

SKYSCRAPER

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Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson), a former war vet and FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader, evaluates security for skyscrapers. While assessing China's tallest and safest high-tech structure, fire erupts and he is blamed for starting it. A desperate Will must clear his name and rescue his family, trapped in the blazing building where they are staying. Some bad guys get in the way.

Brainless action dominates this derivative thriller. Dwayne Johnson grins and grimaces his way through an array of outlandish stunts, assisted by

RAMPAGE

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Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a loner whose main concern is the albino gorilla George he raised, has his hands full when a corporation's secret genetic experiment on an exploding space station finds its way to Earth. Three crashed canisters turn George, a wolf and a crocodile into gigantic raging monsters. It's up to Okoye, discredited genetic engineer Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) and government agent Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to save mankind.

Dwayne Johnson, huge monsters, an evil corporation and lots of destruction add up to

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

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While on his honeymoon with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) in Cuba, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is forced into helping cyberterrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron) in her mad attempt to hold world leaders accountable for their actions. With the threat of nuclear destruction, it's up to Dom's crew to find him and put an end to Cipher's plan.

High-speed chases fuel another frenetic entry in this indestructible series. If you're searching for intricate plotting and award-worthy performances, look elsewhere. This is nothing more than