A couple of choice cameos enforce the comic underpinning and let the two stars show they’ve got alternate careers as well. For good measure, Helen Mirren turns up as the Shaws’ mother, a woman thrown into prison for her own misdeeds.
Hobbs and Shaw take their road show to London, Moscow and Samoa. Each spot brings out some big stunt and a close encounter with Elba.
The best is saved for last when they lure the bad guy to Hobbs’ home. There, he has to reconcile with his brother, listen to his mother and fight mechanics with handmade weapons. His estranged brother’s ability to soup up cars comes in handy, too, when they have to wrangle a helicopter and face off with the guy who calls himself Black Superman.