Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Gentelmen start your engines...because this one fires on all physical and emotional cylinders. It's 'Rush' hour and sorry Paul Rudd and the rest of the 'I Love You Man' rock fans we aren't talking about the eighties band. Let's take it back another decade to 1976. Let's put Richie Cunningham in the directors driver seat and take a ride with a film that shows the best blockbusters of this brilliant and Sci-Fi/superhero creative year haven't run out of road. With a rush of gasoline to the engines, this high octane motored film is even too fast and too furious for that seven lane strong franchise. Thanks to the incredible path of direction laid out by 'Apollo 13' and 'A Beautiful Mind's' Ron Howard it's all happy days for Formula One fans and petrol heads. Howard's finished line product gives us the best Formula One flick since the moving documentary of late legend Aryton Senna. This biographical film and it's spot on portrayal of McLaren and Ferrari rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda is the closest and realest thing you could possibly get to being in the same lane as 'Senna'.
In pole position is Chris Hemsworth who could own the fall season of movies with a hammer and an engine. Next month will see him assemble his Avenger hammer for his third outing of the God of thunder 'Thor' in 'The Dark World' which sets to light up the magnificent Marvel universe once again. Still, this month Hemsworth switches his game of realms for a game of roads, taking his throne as one of the best new young actors who vibrates as many returned calls from casting agents as he does hearts. Jenson Button may just have a Formula One pin-up rival in the form of Hemsworth's perfect portrayal of womaniser, drinking, live fast and drive hard late legend James Hunt. Swaggering with the cocksure confidence of his 'Star Trek' son Chris Pine in the first fronteir film, this guy goes from the comic-book darkness to the light in 60 seconds. From the accented jokes to the puncuated charisma, James would be proud of Chris for the chemistry shared between character and the real thing. With every confident smile and anxious lighter flip, the Huntsmen has it down as Hunt. Still the potential leading man of the year has more to deal with than the scheming Loki.