709er, on 13 February 2014 - 05:09 PM, said:
Funny you mention Rush.
We had a choice today of Rush or Captain Phillips (both of which we are "busting" to see) - Captain Phillips won.
Can't wait to see Rush!
The US slip cover says "Ron Howard's best film yet"!
Can't imagine that it's better than Apollo 13 .... your thoughts?
I wouldn't say it's better than Apollo 13 but it's probably a fraction more entertaining than Apollo 13. Apollo 13 is more tension packed whereas Rush still has tension but a bit more overall action and the James Hunt over indulged lifestyle vs the Niki Lauda straight down the line lifestyle.
Not knowing much about Formula One I googled a fair bit of info on Niki Lauda and James Hunt and it seems to tell me that Rush is very true to their history and the events in it. It (Rush) probably feels a bit more documentary at times than Apollo 13 whereas Apollo 13 whilst factual has a better movie feel to it.
Hope that all makes sense!