WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, in theaters now.

Hobbs & Shaw certainly goes to lengths to play on many aspects of pop culture. Apart from callbacks to the various films in the FF franchise, we also have a couple crucial cameos from actors who partook in similar films in the action genre, not to mention nods to other movie franchises involving cars like The Italian Job.

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But seeing as this is an explosive, high-octane popcorn movie about a secret organization trying to get its hands on a virus a la a the G.I. Joe film, Hobbs & Shaw is chock full of references from the geek and sci-fi realm too.

Idris Elba's Brixton a disgraced MI6 agent who became a soldier of fortune for the mysterious villain called Eteon. The scientists there then augmented his body with cybernetic enhancements, giving him super-strength, super-vision, a healing factor and some technopathic abilities. With his bulletproof exterior as well, Brixton calls himself the "Black Superman" a couple times, although he doesn't fly and shoot lasers from his eyes.

Hobbs (The Rock) even makes a callback to the DC Comics hero when he and Jason Statham's Shaw team up in the finale against Brixton, finally figuring out a strategy. One takes the hit from Brixton, creating a window of opportunity for the other to assault the villain. When Shaw takes his final blow, Hobbs suplexes Brixton onto a rock, rendering him immobile and calling this move "Kryptonite," referencing the Man of Steel's main weakness.

Throughout the movie, Hobbs just can't believe such a super-soldier like Brixton exists. He's accustomed to terrorists who fight with knives and guns, but Brixton's in a whole new league, unstoppable even after being thrown through buses and having buildings dropped on his head.

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The burly DSS agent later calls Brixton the "Terminator," referencing the robot Arnold Schwarzenegger and so many others portrayed in the series kicked off by James Cameron. Just like how the Terminators constantly hunted the Connor family, Brixton relentlessly pursues Shaw's sister, Hattie (Vanesse Kirby) as she has the virus in her bloodstream.

Hobbs starts to wonder if he's immortal due to his unstoppable nature, not to mention the fact he's rocking a bike like the Terminator from the '80s and '90s did.

When the heroes board a plane for Europe, Hobbs is upset Shaw booked them into economy, which results in him having a lack of leg room. They argue about each other's sizes, which leads to Shaw telling Hobbs he's not subtle and due to his stature, he sticks out like a sore thumb, ruining their stealth mode. Hobbs hits back by repeatedly, calling Shaw "Frodo."

He then switches it up by referencing Shaw's "Hobbit legs," making a few more Lord of the Rings jokes about how small the Brit is. They keep this banter up for quite a bit, bringing it back later on when they touch down in the lush Samoa, with Hobbs poking fun at Shaw in the Shire.

Hobbs and Shaw allow Hattie to be captured and taken to a Russian base as this is the only place their doctor on the inside can safely pull the virus from her. Throughout the film, though, Hattie has a running gag where she asks her captors such as CIA agents if this is their first day on the job, riling them up before assaulting them and escaping.

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She pulls the same trick here, but asks the soldiers if this is their first day on the Death Star, referencing Palpatine and Vader's space weapon in the Star Wars franchise. It fits because of the sci-fi feel of the place. Hattie's additional comparison of the soldiers to Stormtroopers is also quite ironic because despite high-tech guns, they also never hit their targets. And as expected, Hattie takes them down with ease, proving they're just as inept as anyone aboard the Death Star.

When Hobbs and Shaw defeat Brixton and his legion in Samoa, they decide to take a walk and survey the beautiful island. It's nature at its finest as they're atop the mountains overlooking the sun and sea, which leads to Hobbs candidly asking Shaw how it feels to be his sidekick.

Hobbs calls him "Robin" and "Boy Wonder," running down why there's no shame in being a sidekick. He even compares himself to Batman, adding they make a dynamic duo, which Hattie laughs at because she knows the DC pot-shots being thrown out here at her brother. Hobbs educates his comrade on why sidekicks on the whole are cool, further annoying Shaw.

Ryan Reynolds appears in the film as Locke, one of Hobbs' ex-partners in the CIA, and upon reuniting with Hobbs and his daughter, Sam (Eliana Sua), at a diner, Locke talks about Game of Thrones' adult content, including the violence and nudity. Hobbs is appalled his daughter watches the show whenever she sleeps over at her friends' houses, and Locke proceeds to share insight into the HBO series.

Hobbs shocks Sam, though, with a reference about Jon Snow knowing nothing to remind his daughter he's still a cool dad. This gag's taken to the next level in the post-credits when Locke's found trying to retrieve another virus from Eteon's clutches.

Locke calls Hobbs and we're initially led to believe it's to recruit him for a new mission, but it's actually to discuss how much he disliked Season 8 and other topics, such as Jon's incest with Daenerys and the overall outcome of the series.

Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby. The film is in theaters now.

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