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Old 23-04-2013, 22:25
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I don't believe that this has got a thread on DS yet, but two trailers for Ron Howard's new F1 movie Rush have been released in the past week. The film focuses on the 1976 F1 season and stars Thor's Chris Hemsforth as James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda.

Being an F1 fan I am looking forward to this, although I do remain skeptical over some areas, the first is being a Ron Howard film I'm not going to be expecting historical accuracy, and based on the trailer I get the impression of Hunt being portrayed as a flawed hero with Lauda as the cold villain and my second is down to Hollywood's track record with motor racing films and the fear that the film might go into 'Driven' mode with some of it's set-pieces.

On the positive side though the film looks beautifully made with much attention to detail and Bruhl is absolute perfect casting as Lauda.

Here is the trailer, what's your opinion?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdkIFrMY_v0
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Old 21-07-2013, 22:29
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There are now 3 trailers and a "making of" on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/RushTheMovie/videos
Interesting that the actress who played Traudl Junge in "Downfall" plays Lauda's wife in this film. She is in the first trailer.
Also a photo of the real Niki Lauda visiting the set and meeting the actor who plays him
https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/st...516544/photo/1
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Old 03-09-2013, 23:40
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Bumping this up with the premiere just around the corner.
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Old 04-09-2013, 00:57
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I'm quite looking forward to seeing it.

I have to say, I still don't understand why Ron Howard decided to direct this film. I know scriptwriter Peter Morgan was a factor, but it still doesn't explain why Howard was interested in an almost-forgotten Brit. Why not Senna, Fangio or Lewis-Evans? The 1955 Le Mans disaster, even? Don't get me wrong, I like Hunt. I just don't get Howard's interest and choice.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:03
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I liked it.

Both Chris Hemsworth (Hunt) and Daniel Bruhl (Lauda) played their parts well and the racing action was OK. There are some very funny moments involving Niki Lauda, who is the stronger character in the film, with Hunt being portrayed for the most part as the selfish playboy. I think the rivalry between the drivers was exagerated a bit, compared to what I've read about the real events, but it never goes too far and it does add some dramatic tension. Although there are some classic 'Ron Howard' melodramatic moments these are kept to a minimum and as the story is pretty emotional anyway I appreciated the directors self control.

F1 fans who know the story well will enjoy the trip down memory lane and those who don't know it should enjoy this tale of rivalry, danger and the drivers will to win.

4/5

NB Saw this at a Cineworld preview screening last night.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:57
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I would have said this was "not my sort of film", but from the trailers it does look very good and I shall definitely be going to see it at the weekend.
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Old 04-09-2013, 14:13
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I liked it.

Both Chris Hemsworth (Hunt) and Daniel Bruhl (Lauda) played their parts well and the racing action was OK. There are some very funny moments involving Niki Lauda, who is the stronger character in the film, with Hunt being portrayed for the most part as the selfish playboy. I think the rivalry between the drivers was exagerated a bit, compared to what I've read about the real events, but it never goes too far and it does add some dramatic tension. Although there are some classic 'Ron Howard' melodramatic moments these are kept to a minimum and as the story is pretty emotional anyway I appreciated the directors self control.

F1 fans who know the story well will enjoy the trip down memory lane and those who don't know it should enjoy this tale of rivalry, danger and the drivers will to win.

4/5

NB Saw this at a Cineworld preview screening last night.
I agree. I saw this at Showcase's Insider screening last night and it was well worth it - I may be going to see it again!

Anyone who's an F1 fan will know what happened to Lauda & how Hunt won the title but it's still worth watching. Even though I knew how the film ends it was still tense and I found myself willing Hemsworth's Hunt on to victory as I would in any F1 race now!

I was sceptical with the casting, having not seen Chris Hemsworth before (I've since seen him in Thor & the other Avengers-themed movies) but I think that he was good. Actors have often come in for criticsm for their portrayal of a British accent but I think that Hemsworth nailed Hunt's perfectly. Bruhl was also good as Lauda.

All in all a much better film than I thought it would be!

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Old 13-09-2013, 14:42
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If you're a fan of F1, then this is for you. Of course, if you're a fan of Chris Hemsworth, you won't be disappointed either.

The key to this film's success is the relationship between Hunt (Hemsworth) and Lauda (Bruhl) and the superb performances given by both actors.

Ron Howard does well to capture the feel of the period (seventies), as well as the excitement that the sport brings. He also once again proves that he's one of the most interesting directors out there, with his wide and varied selection of stories he brings to the big screen.

Review here.
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Old 13-09-2013, 20:38
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Can anyone who has seen this say if they think this film is suitable for a mature 13 year old boy?
My son is an F1 nut and is desperate to see this, he's seen a wide variety of 15 films in the past and always been fine.
Any opinions would be fantastic thank you.
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:25
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Very much enjoyed Rush. Great editing and soundtrack, fantastic performance by Brühl as Lauda, while Hemsworth is a surprisingly decent Hunt. Ron Howard over eggs the pudding a time or two, but gets away with it because overall its a fairly honest representation of events.

The one problem is that no matter how you try to spin it, the conclusion, much like in real life, is dramatically unsatisfying.

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Still, a compelling account of one of F1's most compelling rivalries and single most courageous come back. 8/10
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Old 13-09-2013, 22:26
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Can anyone who has seen this say if they think this film is suitable for a mature 13 year old boy?.
Theres one scene in the hospital which is very difficult viewing (I had to look away) but other than that, theres some ripe language but nothing other than that which would be an issue.
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Old 14-09-2013, 00:04
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It is selling quite a few tickets in Aberdeen.
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Old 14-09-2013, 00:10
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Can anyone who has seen this say if they think this film is suitable for a mature 13 year old boy?
My son is an F1 nut and is desperate to see this, he's seen a wide variety of 15 films in the past and always been fine.
Any opinions would be fantastic thank you.
Just a warning - I actually got the sack from the Odeon because I was checking tickets on the door and let 2 underage kids in (with a parent). I asked, he said they were both 15 so I let them in. He got challenged by a manager and admitted they were both 13. Because I let them in it was my fault and was considered gross misconduct. I don't remember the exact reason as it was a good few years ago now.
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Old 14-09-2013, 09:25
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Theres one scene in the hospital which is very difficult viewing (I had to look away) but other than that, theres some ripe language but nothing other than that which would be an issue.
Thanks for that, think I will take him later today.
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Old 14-09-2013, 09:26
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Just a warning - I actually got the sack from the Odeon because I was checking tickets on the door and let 2 underage kids in (with a parent). I asked, he said they were both 15 so I let them in. He got challenged by a manager and admitted they were both 13. Because I let them in it was my fault and was considered gross misconduct. I don't remember the exact reason as it was a good few years ago now.
That's a bit rough. Don't want to get anyone in trouble but I'm sure it will be ok, he's a 13 year old boy so obviously a very good liar
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Old 14-09-2013, 13:11
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Saw this last night and was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it...however saying that I've never paid any attention to F1 but thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.
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Old 15-09-2013, 01:44
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Can anyone who has seen this say if they think this film is suitable for a mature 13 year old boy?
My son is an F1 nut and is desperate to see this, he's seen a wide variety of 15 films in the past and always been fine.
Any opinions would be fantastic thank you.
There is some liberal use of the F word and one use of the C word plus a couple of racy sex scenes. The hospital scenes are probably the most harrowing bit. But no worse than you would see on tv post 9pm.

These are only minor issues and its a good film. And I am no big F1 fan.
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Old 15-09-2013, 10:38
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Incredibly entertaining, and brillianly shot, Rush is one of the most exciting films of the year. It's obviously based on a true story, the rivalry of Niki Lauda and James Hunt and their particular battle over the 1976 F1 season. I like F1, but am not very clued up on the history, so the tension in the closing moments was even more heightened for me, and I guess for anyone that doesn't know the truth about what happened during that season. It's a phenomonal story, and you can barely believe it's true, because it's so dramatic.

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl are both fantastic as the lead roles, but massive credit to the script and the direction too, the story starts out as if Hemsworth's Hunt is going to be the hero (though a flawed and arrogant one), and Lauda portrayed as the villain, but they sort of meet in the middle and you end up rooting for both of them, mostly because of what happens in one particular shocking moment in Germany. The rivalry between the two is intense, but the respect between them off it is more than the insults they flare off at each other suggests.

It's very intense, particularly in the racing scenes, and there are gruesome moments too, a lung vacuuming sequence I could have done without seeing, and a broken leg, which you see in some pretty horiffic detail. To the films credit though, there are scenes without F1 cars at all that are just as intense, such as a safety meeting between the drivers, which is just like the real life one documented in the last third of Senna, and Lauda's decision to stop racing in that final race just as dramatic as Hunt carrying on.

There are moments of great humour too, mostly from the two leads bitching at each other, so it's really got a lot going for it. I'm not sure if non-F1 fans will get too much out of it, but I'd be surprised if anyone didn't get swept up in the story, which is even more remarkable than it seems, because it's all true.
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Old 15-09-2013, 10:40
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Thanks for that, think I will take him later today.
It's rated 15, so you won't be able to.
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Old 15-09-2013, 13:54
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Enjoyed this a lot - but I was expecting more, not sure what, passion maybe, from the leads {all a bit clinical}...but there was just something missing.

Action was great, the 70's look was spot on....and Olivia's accent, just about right too.7.5/10
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Old 15-09-2013, 23:01
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Just saw this and loved it, probably one of the best films I've seen this year, and I don't even follow F1. As has been mentioned it is beautifully shot, and I'd also give a shout out to Hans Zimmer's subdued score. I'd highly recommend it.
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Old 16-09-2013, 01:30
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It's rated 15, so you won't be able to.
Well I did and we both thought it was absolutely brilliant.
Lots of swearing but I certainly wasn't at all concerned that there was anything to overly bother my son.
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Old 16-09-2013, 09:07
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Saw this with the bf and we both thought it was great...cinema was packed too.
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Old 16-09-2013, 09:08
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Saw this yesterday, excellent film - a good story, well told and well filmed.

Gold stars all round for the cast and crew.
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Old 16-09-2013, 10:48
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I have to say, I still don't understand why Ron Howard decided to direct this film. I know scriptwriter Peter Morgan was a factor, but it still doesn't explain why Howard was interested in an almost-forgotten Brit. Why not Senna, Fangio or Lewis-Evans? The 1955 Le Mans disaster, even? Don't get me wrong, I like Hunt. I just don't get Howard's interest and choice.

The film is as much about Niki Lauda as it is about Hunt (if not more so), and Lauda IS up there with the names you've mentioned.
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