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Two-time Academy Award-winner Ron Howard delivers the exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that rocked the world. During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds). As they mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there’s no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. Co-starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), it’s the heart-racing, epic, action-drama that critics are calling “one of the best movies of this, or any, year” (Pete Hammond, Movieline).
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I am not a racing buff, and have never enjoyed watching people turning left endlessly on TV. However I did enjoy this movie. It is hard to talk about it much without giving away the plot, but suffice it is to say that Rush is a well directed movie with a solid story and worthy performances from both Chris Hemsworth as partyboy Hunt and Daniel Brühl as serious-as-a-heartattack Lauda. The contrast between the characters only serve to highlight and intensify the highs and lows both drivers go through in a season filled with spectacular triumph and devastating tragedy.
While the story is only about 75% accurate, it is nonetheless as realistic as possible due to the involvement and input of the real (and still living) Niki Lauda. Lauda rejected numerous overtures from Hollywood to make a blockbuster movie based on his 1976 season but finally gave his consent to a script, director, and cast he deemed worthy of retelling it nearly four decades later.
While I enjoyed almost all aspects of the movie, I thought that the pacing could have been better as it does get slow while developing the personalities of the characters. This is ironic, as pacing is probably the single most important aspect of racing from what I understand - more important than stepping on the gas with a lead foot and just as important has having the best tech on the track. Even taking a star off for that, this movie delivers what its title promises and should appeal to a wide audience.
I love the look of the old school F1 cars they look like masterpieces. I also admire the bravery and skills the drivers had the cars had less technology back then so it was more about their skills. Never a dull moment if you are a fan of motor sports and rivalries you will enjoy this movie. If you are just looking for a good watch you will enjoy this movie Ron Howard did his job well.
At the time of the events portrayed in the film all the racing world was in awe of Lauda for his dramatic comeback from horrible injuries, but even for one who followed it so closely I was unaware of just how heroic his efforts to return were. He was my hero then and has remained so to this day.
I guess this should be a movie review, not just a synopsis of the events of the time, so I'll get to it.
It's a Ron Howard movie. He knows how to make a film. Wonderful casting (down to the point that when they show clips of the real Hunt and Lauda they are almost indistinguishable from the actors). The pace and excitement level are terrific, the drama is such that I felt fully gripped by the film every moment. And make no mistake, some people may think the subject matter of racing is somehow a frivolous endeavor, I assure you at the highest levels it is dramatic even without the triumph of human courage exhibited by Lauda.
The movie is shot in a different way than most movies today. The colors and focus are somewhat subdued, the general lighting on the dark side. I think this was a really smart choice by Howard so he could include period footage of the races seamlessly into the production. This surely doesn't have the look of Avatar! Nor should it.
The only criticism I can offer of the film really doesn't matter overall. The new footage of the actual race cars on track was shot using the people who own those cars now as the drivers. I doubt most people would notice, but I used to race and I can tell. They are driving about 70% and the "incidents" that are new footage are obviously staged. Nice usage of actual footage from the period makes it a moot point.
I've recommended this film to many non race car fan friends and they all reported that they loved it.
In the end, this is an intensely dramatic film that deserved better box office in the US.
It's not Apollo 13 but it comes pretty close. Ron Howard at his best, again.
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