Rush (2013) - 8 stars out of 10
is the first Hollywood blockbuster to drive into the world of Formula One
racing and Ron Howard does so with great success. The rivalry of James Hunt and Niki Lauda is a
bit exaggerated but it does not matter – this film transports us into the
dangerous setting of Formula One to help us to understand the death-defying
courage needed by each driver every time that they drive onto the track. While the film was snubbed of any Oscar nominations
(amidst a very competitive film), the story definitely has that “Oscar feel” to
it. It builds suspense and intensity
through the depth of its characters, extremity of their situations, and the
really incredible race care special effects.
Chris Hemsworth is good as Hunt but Daniel Brühl is amazing as
Lauda. The true treat of the film is the
extreme contrast between these two characters, one cool, calm, and collected
while the other is an unpredictable party animal. The dynamic of their rivalry toward the end
is intriguing as they inspire each other through competitiveness. While I wouldn’t call it the best movie of
2013, I really enjoyed “Rush” and would definitely see it again.