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'Hobbs & Shaw' shows how buddy action movies won't grow up

(CNN)The movie business and discussions of masculinity have evolved over the decades. But if a movie like "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" is any indication, the buddy action comedy -- ripe with juvenile insults and taunts -- remains the Peter Pan of genres, one that refuses to grow up.Largely immune to change, action comedies remain mired somewhere in the 1980s. That certainly feels true watching this spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, where much of the humor is predicated on the two's dislike of each other, leading to plenty of verbal jabs back and forth. Those include various anatomical references, impugning each other's manhood literally as well as figuratively.It is, of course, following the template established ...
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