“Rush” Review: Protagonists Make the Best Antagonists

"Rush" Review: Protagonists Make the Best Antagonists

Team Hunt or Team Lauda?

I have never been able to get into NASCAR racing, and honestly had never even heard of Formula 1 (F1) racing, but Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon) has sparked my interest. However, the problem I still have with both of these racing leagues is the fact that you have to sit through way too many laps to get the payoff of the race.

Therefore, I think I am going to stick with watching racing in the movies (AKA Rush, Fast & Furious, and Aaron Paul’s new movie Need for Speed). Before it was even released, it was obvious that Rush was going to receive a lot of award hype. When Ron Howard isn’t screwing around with books and religion, he knows how to make a solid movie.

Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) and Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Bastards) bring out the best of F1 racing with amazing performances embodying James Hunt and Niki Lauda, respectively. By focusing on the film’s main characters as both protagonists and antagonists, Howard crafts a very unique story arc.

Both Hemsworth and Bruhl have the chance to be the hero and the villain over and over again as the film progresses towards its climax. They are both best friends and perfect enemies in 2013′s sports movie of the year.


Critically: 9.5/10

Personally: 9/10

By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief


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A few years ago I founded the companies Mile High Movie Reviews, LLC and Mile High Pictures, LLC and have decided that it is time to let it go and move to bigger and better horizons. I have always been about taking the next step, and that is why you are here. I am now the founder, CEO, Producer and Editor-in-Chief of Vlizz Entertainment and hope to lead a very talented staff to success. I’ve been passionate about film ever since I saw Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) and have found a love for the creativity and the business behind the industry. I am a double major in Accounting and Film Studies and Production at the University of Denver (DU) and am applying for my MBA. I will also be working towards getting my CPA license in the next few years. I have been involved in the online entertainment journalism industry since August 2010 and am excited for how social media is paving its future. My goal is to redefine the film and entertainment industry by combining my cinematic creative passion with an extensive knowledge of business, finance and most importantly accounting.

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One Comment on ““Rush” Review: Protagonists Make the Best Antagonists”

  1. Glo
    September 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM #

    Sounds good! Cant wait to see it!!

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