Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde
Director: Ron Howard
Running Time: 123 mins
Rush is an American/British film about the legendary rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, and their epic battle for the Formula One World Championship during the 1976 season.
Well, being a massive F1 fan, I’ve been waiting for this film for about a year and a half, and to my great delight, it didn’t disappoint at all!
This is a fascinating story to be told, and the dramatisation of it made it both extremely intriguing and entertaining to watch, and even if you already know the outcome of the 1976 season, the tension in the film is still unbearable and fantastically thrilling at the same time.
Also, the way that the actual racing was shot using the real cars, with seemingly as little CGI as possible, and as much shaky cam as possible, made it even more exciting than I had anticipated, and although I am normally against seeing the antics outside of the sport in these sorts of movies, the off-track action in this film made the on-track all the more brilliant, and because of that, this film is still very entertaining for any non-F1 fans.
I must admit though, this had a lot more swearing, gore, and very uncomfortable scenes in it than I had thought, and the part where Niki Lauda is in hospital, getting his lungs vacuumed out was one of the most gruelling things I’ve ever seen.
Overall, I’ll give this an 8.4, because it was a great story, that was incredibly exciting to watch all the way through for me.