Ford v Ferrari: A story that is more than Ford beating Ferrari
Yes! I have seen it, I woke up today to a bit of chaos but, managed to go and watch the movie. It is the only movie I wanted to watch in the cinemas this year, and it is worth watching.
We know the story of how Ford developed the GT40. But, this movie is way more than the car or the rivalry. It shows the interesting friendship of Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles and a heartwarming father-son relationship between Ken Miles and his son Peter.
The script is well written and shows history how it was, with the focus on the story on two lead characters of Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bale). There are laughs, jokes and even a fistfight, it was a funny fight between Jason Bourne and Batman, which makes you wonder which of the two characters would win.
Along with all this you also get to see the politics that took place within Ford and how it affected Shelby and Miles. Now, after knowing what they did just to take the car to Le Mans and compete just increases my respect for them.
Through the movie you see all that you expect from the film - Great cars the list includes Porsche’s, Ferrari’s, Fords, Mercedes 300SL ,Shelby Cobras, estate cars with the wooden paneling, and the obvious race cars of old that make you drool.
Along with this you see good actors other than the lead roles playing motoring industry’s legends, good racing action and even Motorsport trickery (not cheating) that you see today only with Lewis Hamilton’s radio messages (you know what I am talking about).
The best scenes of the movie are “the perfect lap” which you will know when you see it and “rivals respect” which you will also see, this part includes a very famous and important Italian motoring legend. It is these two moments that really define this movie for what it is. All I know is this movie makes me happy and I can watch this movie over and over again.
Is this a movie you must watch? - Yes!
Ford vs Ferrari