Summary: Ford Motor Company attempts to beat Ferrari at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Wait, this was nominated for four Oscars. How are you giving it a C+?”
Valid question. I made the mistake of watching this during Election Week. And while I was watching this, I started thinking about all the other things I could be watching, works that would withstand the times both culturally and socially. And, well… this wasn’t one of them.
You see, halfway through the movie, I realized that I was watching a movie about a rich man’s hobby and basically a big dick measuring competition about who could build a better vehicle when lots of Americans today can’t even afford a down payment on a plain old commuter car or “starter home,” whatever the hell that means. “Wait, they’re spending $9 million on this Ford? Do you know how many people that can feed!? How many social workers that can employ!?” It felt irresponsible of me to be watching this when there is much more of which I should be aware. You know, stories of people fighting the actual good fights instead of spitting in each other’s tea, people making a real sustainable difference in the world for the betterment of mankind.
So… I stopped paying attention. I’m sure there are a lot of great behind-the-scenes things that I missed, and the racing sequences I did watch were interesting to look at, but I feel no need to go back. In fact, I don’t feel like I’m really missing out on anything. I’ve accidentally called this Ford V. Furious and Fast V. Ferrari on more than one occasion; I don’t bother to correct myself, and that says enough. I’ll try to make a more conscious effort to time my watch right next time- but mostly, I think I’m going to try and curate my selections better. (lol, jk, I watched Point Break the week after this.)