Though these scenes were shot in Hawaii for logistical reasons, the sequence serves as an amazing platform for bringing Samoan culture to the screen. The movie casts dozens of Samoan actors to play Hobbs’s family and friends. Characters regularly speak Samoan and pepper sentences with words like uso, which means “brother.” ...The Samoans perform a Siva Tau, a traditional war dance similar to the Haka, and fight with traditional clubs and spears, because Hobbs’s mother ... has decided that guns are too primitive. Samoa becomes a central figure in the film, serving as the only setting that can help Hobbs and Shaw save the world, not least because Hobbs and his family intimately know their way around the island.
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