Thursday, 2 January 2014

Rush

Bullseyes:  ④ (out of 5)

It’s hard to make Formula 1 boring – except when you’re watching an actual race – and Rush – the story of James Hunt’s 1976 Championship winning season – is anything but.  I’ve read Hunt’s biography so I was a little nervous that Ron Howard was going to take Argo like liberties with the plot – but no worries, it all panned out fine.

First off the casting was excellent.  Daniel Brühl, who I’ve never heard of, as the meticulous German, Niki Lauder. And Chris Hemsworth as the glamorous Hunt, were perfect.  Had Howard got the casting wrong this movie would have stalled on the grid, but as it was, the movie screeched through the first corner and tore up the track.  Just be sure to shield your eyes when they crash, and crash again. It all gets pretty gory…

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