Review: “Rush” A


There are two sides to every story and two sides to every rivalry. Rush is a new movie that does a phenomenal job of displaying this and all the emotions, and action, that come with it.

Rush is about the rivalry between formula one racing legends, Niki Lauda and James Hunt. The movie delves into the true story of both of these characters lives from their beginnings in racing to their professional life and everything that happened in-between.

A little background first. Formula racing is any of several tiers of open-wheeled, single person motor sports. It is split into five tiers the highest and most prestigious of which is formula one. While it is relatively safe today with modern safety features implemented, this was not the case in the time Rush takes place in.

Niki Lauda was the son of a very wealthy German father who had planned out every step of his life. In spite of this he follows his dream of becoming a formula 1 racer on his wits alone.

James Hunt lived in debauchery and took risks that no other driver would be willing to take, he lived in the moment. It is this reason why he was such a great driver.

These two develop a rivalry that shakes the formula racing world. These racers are practically the polar opposites, Hunt being a risk taker and Lauda playing by the books. Despite these differences the viewer begins to relate greatly to both of these characters as their lives progress. This movie tells two parts of one story. Hunt shows that to be happy you need to have a little fun, while Lauda shows that hard work can get you anywhere. These characters build on each other and by the end of the movie you realize that through their rivalry they had developed an almost dependence on each other, and their happy endings come from one another.

It is the two sides, the conflict, that gives a story its power. It conflicts the viewer and makes them evaluate what is really important. It is because of this that Rush is a movie to be remembered.


Written by Michael Andrews

Michael Andrews was born on September 15th 1996 in Boulder, Colorado. At the age of two he moved with his family to San Diego, California. He joined the MC Sun newspaper during junior year and became the editor of the opinions section, starting his senior year. He enjoys many hobbies including model building, role-play gaming and anime.

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