Ron Howard's Rush has the distinct disadvantage of following Formula One racing, with all the speed of NASCAR but little of the built-in fanbase, at least here in the States (hey, SOMEONE made the Cars franchise profitable). More specifically, it chronicles the legendary feud between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl), starting from their early days in the sport and through their fateful clashes during the 1976 Grand Prix. On the surface, no two people could be more different; the handsome and charismatic Hunt was an unbridled partier and ladies' man, but an eminently skilled driver; Lauda dour-faced and critically serious, but an unparalleled strategist. Yet despite their differences on and off the track, they had much in common: both were expelled from their business-oriented families, both with a desire to win against all odds. It's that hunger that drives them to compete harder and harder against one another, despite the tragic events that occurred in Germany on August 1'st, 1976.
|Even the cars are vintage.|
|This isn't even a set pic; it's just an average day in Hemsworth's life.|
|This is probably the best racing shot you'll see.|
|And that was his face BEFORE the accident!|