Rush - Movie Review


Rush - Movie Review

From the director who brought us “A Beautiful Mind” and “Apollo 13”, “Rush” is definitely not a typical sport action film. Ron Howard’s direction, along with Peter Morgan’s script, truly revamped the true story presented in this movie, the battle between Nikki Lauda and James Hunt in the 1976 Formula One World Championship.

While this may only be 80% of what happened in real life, according to Nikki Lauda himself, that is still more than what is usually presented in Hollywood. With those 20%, Morgan brought a more elevated version of action and suspense than what is normally seen in Hollywood movies.

Set primarily in 1976, the movie portrays the rivalry that the year’s Formula One World Championship saw between racing champions, Nikki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl), and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).

The plot goes back and forth between Nikki’s and James’ lives while competing for the ultimate championship – until Nikki faces a life-threatening situation, but surely gets up and starts racing again.

The racing car champion himself said in an interview that this movie was truly done very well. It is one of the most riveting sports/action movies to date, and it can be viewed and liked by anyone regardless of whether they are even the least bit interested in sports cars or Formula One, or not.

Although Hemsworth’s acting was not as up to par as Bruhl’s, his acting still characterized the essence of the late James Hunt.

Bruhl took his acting above and beyond as he had gone the extra mile in determining whether or not Lauda put on his gloves or helmet first! Lauda had also stated that the movie without the music was not as good as he thought it was with it, which goes to show how composer Hans Zimmer, yet again, brought his A-game to this movie with the astounding piece “Lost but Won”.

This movie takes a rating of 9/10 for its sheer excellence and outstanding nature.

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