One Sentence: A powerful story that could only be real.
After Credits: None
Starting in 2012 with the American Grand Prix, I have become a fan of F1, in that short amount of time, I have learned a lot about the history of the sport, the teams, the changes that have happened since the 70’s and the stories of some amazing drivers. One was Ayrton Senna, and his rivalry with Alain Prost, which you can learn about in the amazing documentary “Senna. ” The other is the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Which is what Ron Howard’s new movie “Rush” is about.
The intense wild movie pours out on screen in a ear blistering volume of race cars screaming and crashing around the track. It is powerful, fun, an scary. Some scenes are extremely tense and cause your heart to pound and for you to grip your seat. It is all driven by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl who both give stellar performances. They portray a rivalry and friendship that shows how much they fought against each other and how much they needed each other. It is a great experience to see the care that Ron Howard put into Rush. That will help bring the attention of F1 to America again, but at the same time not required for you to like F1 to appreciate this amazing movie.
I can’t say that this is my favorite movie of the year however. I think Rush is an amazing movie and I think it will be looked at during Oscar time, but Prisoners was such an amazing movie and Rush while amazing didn’t quite live up to the powerful performances and story in Prisoners. So for the adults not going to see Cloudy Meatballs this weekend, I would pick Prisoners, if you have seen that, or can’t handle Crime Thrillers. Then Rush is a wonderful choice.