The cast is the best thing about Hobbs & Shaw. Idris Elba is tremendous as the metal-spined “Black Superman.” He, like everyone else, is very aware of the intended tone and plays up the madness. Vanessa Kirby holds her own next to Statham and Johnson, carrying all of the films emotional weight. She has superstar potential. The two leads are a perfect contrast and those differences are played for big laughs. There were also a lot of references to their real-life personas, which I’d usually roll my eyes at, but felt appropriate here. Maybe it was because of all the creative control they had, of which you can see in the finished product. Nevertheless, I could have listened to them trade barbs all day long. The entire movie is quite funny, intentional or not.