REVIEW: Howard's ‘RUSH’ Never Started Its Engine
Last night I saw the early release of ‘RUSH‘ a film directed by Ron Howard. The movie was something that I have been excited about for a while now. I found myself believing that Chris Heemsworth’s break out role performing the historic F1 racer James Hunt. Although there were moments that I found the film to meet my expectation of entertainment, there was never a moment where my expectations were met for Ron Howard’s capabilities as a director.
The movie is about the famous F1 racing rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, and all the crashes, sex, wins, loses, and drama that could be mashed into a two hours. The film had a surprising subplot about, the desire to be loved, where Hunt has very ‘of the world’ desires, Lauda is looking for a lifetime of love. I found this to be somewhat surprising and may have been the only redeeming quality within the film.
Howard’s reliance flippant sex is what makes this film feel like a typical ‘Hollywood’ film. At times, it seemed as if there was little to no concern about pushing the story forward, but rather showing how James Hunt’s desire to be famous was so he would be able to sleep with whichever women he wanted.
Bottom Line: I believe this movie is not worth your money. If you are a huge racing fan than you will enjoy it, but as far as a film it is not something that is note-worthy.