Okay, I haven’t been around that long but I’ve eclipsed a quarter century. Having said that I understand that the movie industry has been there for what may seem like forever. Thus, for me to make the statement that this is the best car movie ever does take some guts. However, I stand by my statement. Look, most car films are about a spy or vigilante who don’t really have a passion for the cars they drive. All they ever do is get on to that car for their speedy getaway. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy this movies it’s just that I don’t really see the passion between the protagonists and their car.
Then Rush was released in 2013, if you are a car fanatic you truly loved this movie, it breaks away from the car chase monotony being perpetrated by Hollywood. It had everything including femme fatales and explosive scenes that kept you on the edge of your seat throughout. For me there isn’t a car movie that I can place so much warm feelings to. To do so would be betrayal, equaling that which Mourinho complained about in his last press conference in his second stint as Chelsea’s manager.
The plot of this movie is genius, and I find it quite surreal that it’s a true story. It’s about the rivalry of F1 legends James Hunt and Nicki Lauda. The movie takes us through their first encounter where they are in a F3 race against each other at the Crystal Palace circuit in Britain. At this stage James Hunt gets the better of Lauda, later on he has no idea how hard it will get to stand on the podium ahead of his rival. The story goes through some dramatic twists and turns, before arriving on a rainy Japanese Grand Prix F1 track where Lauda needs to finish third to win it, as for Hunt he needs to finish first and hope Lauda is fourth. The movie’s climax is epic as the conditions are just torrid with limited visibility. Who’s going to win? I’ll let you watch the movie.
The movie stars Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt, Daniel Brühl as Nicki Lauda with a supporting cast of Oliver wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jochen Mass amongst others. Take a look below at the trailer and see why the Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie an 89% rating.