The two-time Academy Award winner, Ron Howard, teams once again with two-time Academy Award nominee, writer Peter Morgan in a film that does not disappoint. Rush 2013 is based on the true story of the rivalry between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda taking place in the 1970s. Rush is set to hit theaters September 27th, 2013 but the question remains, is it worth seeing? Well for starters, there is nudity and sex right from the start of the film.
In my opinion, Rush (2013) shattered my expectations and then some. From the trailers, it would seem as if the spotlight is all on Chris Hemsworth’s character, James Hunt, but instead the story unfolds giving you an in depth look into both racer’s lives. On and off the track, the storyline shifts each character’s role as the protagonist in a brilliant and effective way.
There could have been no justice done to this story by focusing solely on James Hunt. The story unfolds in such a way that even though the movie forces you to hate Daniel Brühl‘s character, Niki Lauda, you eventually find yourself somehow rooting for him to come out on top. Some could also argue the same hate towards James Hunt depending on their perspective. In the end, it’s a very similar tale of Jock vs. Nerd.
You do not have to be a fan of Formula 1 racing to enjoy this film. Personally, I originally didn’t even consider seeing this film in theaters but am now thankful that I did. To truly experience the intense race scenes and high adrenaline action, catching this at the theaters is an absolute must.
Rush 2013 Movie Synopsis:
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed. The handsome English playboy, James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Real Life Photo: Niki Lauda & James Hunt
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