Thursday, 10 July 2014

Film Review: Rush

Many years ago, I was into F1 Grand Prix racing and got involved in crowd marshalling. And my memory of that is getting a headache because I forgot to put my earplugs in when marshalling next to the track as all those loud F1 cars came past.

Along with many other things, it's something that the film Rush gets really right - the sound of the cars. It also has two leads that do a very good job of playing Niki Lauda and James Hunt (Daniel Bruhl really gets Lauda right). The period detail is spot on. The racing sequences are brilliant - close-up racing shots, beautiful scenery shots - I could watch it again just for how great the film looks.

And while it does play up the rivalry more than what was really there, and Lauda's robot like manner, it does tell a really good story about rivalry and in the case of Niki Lauda, how far he was prepared to go to get back in a racing car to win.

It's available on Amazon Instant as well as Blu-Ray and DVD and I thoroughly recommend it. I don't think you even need to be an F1 fan.

7 comments:

Lola said...

Seconded.

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paulc156 said...

Thirded. I myself never watch F1 but enjoyed the film. I actually preferred the documentary film, 'Senna' though. I only watched that because I'd recently seen Rush. I thought it was outstanding.

Dick Puddlecote said...

I was rather disappointed with Senna as I'm not a big F1 fan an it looked as if it was targeted at them. However, I've been looking forward to seeing Rush as it had good reviews and appears to tell the story of the Lauda/Hunt rivalry which I reckon would be easier for someone with just a passing knowledge of 1970s motor racing, so ta for the review MW.

Amazon instant, eh? I had wondered why it hadn't popped up on Sky Premiere yet.

proglodyte said...

Have to disagree, I thought RUSH was mediocre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c19DqS127Ac

The true story as it unfolded - knocks spots off the movie

And this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UXfyxgZsk

Happy days

Lola said...

Prog. Also seconded. Rush was good as a film. The real story at the youtube link and elsewhere is much better.