Saturday, October 12, 2013
Rush was a masterfully crafted film.
I went into the theater with an aversion to all things racing. My butt was only in the seat for two reasons: 1. There wasn't any other movie showing with an interesting trailer. 2. Ron Howard won over Machete Kills.
The difference between this and other race movies was the time given to developing the relationships between the characters. Usually, the drama is secondary to high throttle action--don't get me wrong, there is plenty of action--but this film is tricky. It is based on real events and the filmmakers actually develop human characters.
Rush has the proper distribution of action, sex, and drama to keep the average movie goer, and typical "car guy" alike, satiated.
The look of the film was beautiful as well. DPs/Cinematographers/Colorists should see it for the look alone.