Most of you saw Rush last night, and I'm certain you have some opinions about it. I thought it would be interesting to aggregate these opinions and see what the average Jalop auto enthusiast thought about the movie compared to the average non-enthusiast.
Rush as a Movie
To date, Rush is the greatest automotive communication we have with the rest of the world that helps us explain why we love cars so much. Rush seemed a bit whimsical at first, but certainly changed for the better as the movie progressed. I would definitely call Ron Howard's latest production the greatest Hollywood-acted script involving cars. The current IMDB score for Rush is 8.7, and this number is probably only comprised of about 40% non-enthusiasts, so is this number watered down by enthusiasts who were disappointed or spiced up by enthusiasts who were reveling in the testosterone?
The moment I realized that Rush was going to be a great movie was the first time all of the engines fired. The sound was impeccable, yet as the movie progressed, I was disappointed that the sound engineers thought it best to mix those engine notes with an orchestral rivalry. I'm sure Ron Howard has seen Bullitt, so why is it that he thought it best to drown out the engines?
I personally was disappointed in the beginning sequences at the lack of racing. I do understand that this movie was made to sell, and not specifically for motoring enthusiasts. Most of the passing in Rush was done under a slipstream before breaking. I am not certain about how racing was done back in the day, but I have seen some videos of two cars both sideways into a corner that put me on the edge of my seat. The racing was still good and the dialogue about the racing was far from , but unfortunately it reminded me of the Fast and the Furious.
Inside Automotive References
When Lauda was testing for Ferrari and we saw the man sitting next to track reading a newspaper, I was certain few else knew who he was, and they refrained from mentioning it; I loved this fact, and was proud that the movie was not being dumbed down to explain all of the historical significance of certain events, like the Ferrari Tifosi or Enzo himself.
Use of Road Cars
You saw a few, and knew all of their names, then smiled; no one else cared.
Any other opinions or poll ideas are free to be discussed below.