"Rush is a spectacular film to watch, as it easily claims it's position as one of the hottest must-see movies of the year!"
- Unhinged Reviews
If you haven't seen "Rush" by now, make it a priority! "Rush" is 2013 biographical film release telling the story of iconic Formula One racers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda. This great piece of cinema is possible through the beautiful mesh of Ron Howard's direction and Peter Morgan's electric screenplay. Actors Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl were chosen to be the pillars of the film which anchor Hunt and Lauda's captivating chemistry to the big screen. So rev the engines ladies and gentlemen, we've got a race to Unhinge!
Chris Hemsworth, as we all know by now, has been an actor responsible for making ladies swoon in a string of fantasy action hits like "Thor" with his strikingly handsome profile and charismatic on-screen appeal. However, in "Rush", Hemsworth's quality performance is drawn from below the skin, in that place where true acting grit resides and that is in the heart. His awesome performance as James Hunt in "Rush" is more than just believable, it's one of his best roles to date. It was almost a no-brainer for him to slip into the role of Hunt, as his natural on-screen energy parallels the essence of Hunt's real life appeal in the mid 70s.
Driver -Niki Lauda
Daniel Brühl may only be known to most of us stateside for his role as Fredrick Zoller from Inglorious Bastards, but he is far from a noob. Brühl has earned his acting chops in a variety of foreign films such as Weingartner's "The Edukators", plus he also enjoyed a rather lengthy dip in the world of television with his appearances on "Verbontene Liebe". Either way you know him, he was the actor chosen to star as Lauda in "Rush" and let us just say that his performance is top quality as well. We don't know if it was his accent or just his ability to capture Niki's frank nature, but he's got him down to a "T". Brühl's character, Niki, is one of principle and structure which easily contrasts Hunt's "Live for the day" attitude towards life.
With both of our racer's backgrounds as different as north and south, it was only fate that at some point in their careers they would cross paths. This well known rivalry between Hunt and Lauda is depicted in the film which adds gasoline to an already captivating excitement of roaring engines. This movie is a nail bitter, a flood of emotions causing you to cheer for each racer as their stories culminate to one glorious moment in racing history. Formula One 1976. What's even more interesting about the film is the fact that we are shown the dynamics in each racer's life outside of the cockpit that provides even more depth to the viewer experience.
What's there to say about this movie other than it is a well-crafted bullet headed straight for the top! "Rush", as a whole, is a film that tugs at heart strings, it's a film that makes you laugh, while others may cry. It's one of those movies that engages you from all angles, be it love, integrity or even sacrifice. Bonding with the characters is inevitable as we get to witness the high-level of respect each racer earns for one another through a series of similar struggles to balance life on four wheels. Four very fast wells, might we add..lol
So, do we recommend "Rush"? That would be a loud "Yes" with 3 laps around the track. Are they any scenes that I need to worry about with small children? There is a bit of bare skin, but that's to be expected in a film about racers right? Would you watch it again? This one's definitely getting added to the collection!
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