By Krista Murray
When I first saw the trailer for the true story Rush I wasn’t too overwhelmed: Two rivaling Formula One racers who share the same goal in becoming World Champions. To me, the plot seemed pretty generic. So when walking into the theatre, I didn’t expect much else but another racing film. To put it simply, I was right, but in the wrong way.
Yes, Rush is built on a simplistic plot, however, the underlying emotions of the two leads, partying pretty boy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and the serious Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), created a sense of intensity each time the two stepped on the race track together. This is obviously achieved with the help of Hemsworth and Brühl, who had you rooting for each racer, not just on the track, but in their personal lives too.
Rush is driven with incredible direction by Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), a fantastic soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy), and an emotional story of two men who would risk death to win over the other, but who eventually drove each other to live to.