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Metro Canada (Calgary) - - MOVIES -

It’s a sim­ple for­mula. Take a flag­ging fran­chise; add John­son and flac­cid box of­fice num­bers sud­denly grow. Case in point, the Fast and Fu­ri­ous se­ries. John­son signed on for the fifth in­stal­ment, play­ing Diplo­matic Se­cu­rity Ser­vice agent Luke Hobbs, help­ing that movie make north of six­hun­dred mil­lion dol­lars. His over-the-top pres­ence — who else could re­move a cast from his bro­ken arm sim­ply by flex­ing his over­sized bi­ceps? — drove the grosses of the next two F&F movies to the strato­sphere. This week­end’s The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous is poised to shat­ter even more records.

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