So come on, people. Loads of us have now seen Rush but nobody has come out and said which they prefer, 'Grand Prix' or 'Rush'.
Just came out of seeing Rush which made it to the one and only New-Caledonia movies multiplex sooner than I would have hoped
Two words : terribly disappointing. I had stopped reading this thread about when the first screenings were starting in Europe and based upon some early comments I was expecting something much better. It just never clicked right - except maybe the last 15 minutes which ( anorak off ) actually caught me almost believing what I was seeing.
I actually found it quite surprising that they globally made quite remarkable efforts to have the cars liveries and race events so close to reality - while at the same time taking such licence about everything going on around the race tracks .
For me "Grand Prix" is better by miles.....but the simple explanation is probably that in 1976 I was 20 years old and following very closely the sport in "real time" - which means that "Rush" never really clicks because there are so many grotesque overplayed clichés and over-dramatic effects . Whereas the 60's are only something I read about afterwards and the mystics of seeing the footage of the old Spa or of the Monza banking really did it for me ....
Not sure what follows will be understood as it is meant ( bearing in mind I'm not a native english speaker ) but watching Rush I started to think how an air force pilot would feel like while watching TopGun - or a Vietnam vet watching Apocalypse Now . This kind of thing.
And after all "Le Mans" which I recently re-watched on DVD probably remains at the top of my list - in spite ( or probably because of...) the very thin plot .
Just my two XPF's worth ( NB : XPF = french pacific francs )