I’ve not been a big fan of Ron Howard‘s movies since Apollo 13. Last night, I went into his latest picture with a fair amount of skepticism, and was delighted to find that he’s made an exciting, energetic flick. The story of Formula 1 racing rivals James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) has got some serious, compelling drama, and it’s matched by the intensity of the racing scenes. This is a completely different kind of movie than we’ve seen from Howard in the past, and it’s a fun ride.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Rush. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film also stars Olivia Wilde. Rush opens nationwide on September 27th.
To enter for a chance to get you and a guest into the movie, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “RUSH”. The screening is on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00PM at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis:
The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, RUSH portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed – handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, RUSH follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.