Join Date: Feb 2010
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Movie: Ron Howard's 'Rush'
We saw the movie last night. FOW bought out one of the theaters, and invited customers. A friend gave me two tickets. The story was well-told, with plenty of action. As I had read in advance, at least one of the after-accident scenes had a gruesome open leg fracture, and the Lauda burn scenes were very cringe-inducing. Still, it's a compelling story, and even my wife really liked it. Almost as much as she liked Senna, which was a lot. Ron Howard always does a good job of telling a complicated story in a simple, narrative way - like he did in Apollo 13. Very interesting racing scenes, and I liked the 'inside the engine' effects they did several times. Good realism for the racing bits. The sub-story about the Hesketh team was entertaining, too.
Afterward, as you might expect considering the audience, there was a bit of carping about the liberties taken with the Hunt-Lauda relationship, and some other details. Nothing really bothered me, terribly, but I could not help but think someone was damned proud of finding a 6-wheeled Tyrell, since it popped up in scene after scene. The Lotus 72 got some good screen time, as well.
All in all, a racing movie all Lotus people - or anyone interested in F1 - ought to see. For comparison purposes, I didn't find it quite as good as Grand Prix or LeMans, but this is one I will definitely see again!