Release Date: 04 October 2013 (South Africa)
Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde
When first hearing about the making of Rush, I was a bit sceptical about how
the story and plot will be put together, but after seeing it I have to say that
Ron Howard has captured the essence of Formula 1 and the strong history between
Niki Lauda and James Hunt.
a return to form for Ron Howard after his successful movies Apollo 13, How the
Grinch stole Christmas and Cocoon. Similar any great sports movie, Rush breaks
the boundaries of its genre. Where most racing films leave it all on the
track, Rush smartly makes the story about the drivers behind
the wheels and there alive surrounding the sport.
Rush is based on the true story of Formula One
racing rivals James Hunt played by Chris Hemsworth and Niki Lauda played by
Daniel Brühl. Rivals since their early days in Formula Three, the story centers
around their battle for the 1976 World Championship.
the real-life rivalry between Hunt and Lauda is indeed a gripping one. Lauda buys
a seat in Formula 1 and through his superior knowledge of mechanics he is able
to make any car run faster than any other team could, but then makes the jump
to the top-level Formula One first.
able to drive any car faster than anyone else on the circuit, except perhaps
Hunt. Hunt is an equally talented driver on the track, but is a much bigger
risk taker. Lauda’s talent is seen quickly and very early in his career and he
signs a prestigious deal with Ferrari. Hunt struggles to sign on with a team
due to his high risk state and his partying reputation, though he finally gets
a drive after a team (McLaren) decides to take a chance on him.
Rush is a very gripping story in
the way that it portrays the two drivers.
would be the obvious choice for Hemsworth’s to play the charismatic James Hunt
as the hero and Brühl as the unlikable Niki Lauda as the villain. Audiences
will find themselves cheering for both drivers at different points in the film.
acting, particularly from the two leads, is fantastic. Hemsworth is very
convincing as portraying the high-spirited British driver. Brühl is able to
match his performances and is a far more reserved one. Olivia Wilde is great in
her brief time on screen as supermodel Suzy Mille.
used is really effective. This was necessary as the story that revolves around
the 1976 Formula 1 season. Overall, Rush is
a brilliantly put together movie and a definite must WATCH!!!!!