Podcast: Hobbs & Shaw / Sword of Trust – Extra Film
This week on the InSession Film Podcast: Extra Film segment, Ryan and Jay talk about another odd pairing of films: the mega-blockbuster, Hobbs & Shaw, and the micro-indies, Sword of Trust!
The Fast and Furious franchise continues to up the level of ridiculousness. What started as a Point Break knockoff has become an epic, globetrotting series about super-powered cyborgs and world-threatening viruses. Hobbs & Shaw has cameos galore and its tongue firmly implanted in its cheek, but will the first F&F spin-off endear itself to fans of the franchise, or are The Rock and Jason Statham best as side dishes? Jay and Ryan have often praised bombastic blockbusters, so Hobbs & Shaw seems right up their alley, but the response may surprise you!
Then, the guys discuss Sword of Trust, a film addressing the current world of conspiracy theories and the self-justification of hate. Lynn Shelton has a very specific style and it isn’t for everyone, but there are undeniable sparks of brilliance in many of her films. Starring Marc Maron as a thrift store owner in flux, the film features a zany plot but a very subtle, grounded approach. Do those conflicting elements clash or create a bold experience? Listen to find out!
On that note, have fun with this week’s Extra Film segment and let us know what you think in the comment section below. Thanks for listening!
– Movie Review: Hobbs & Shaw (7:57)
Director: David Leitch
Writer: Chris Morgan (screenplay by), Drew Pearce (screenplay by), Chris Morgan (story by), Gary Scott Thompson (based on characters created by)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby
– Movie Review: Sword of Trust (39:44)
Director: Lynn Shelton
Writer: Lynn Shelton, Mike O’Brien
Stars: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell
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