Ford v. Ferrari
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%
Movie Matter: 7 stars
Available: Amazon Prime & OnDemand
“Ford is an ugly company that builds ugly little cars in an ugly factory.” – Enzo Ferrari.
An interesting take from the man who ended up selling his bankrupt luxury car brand to Fiat in 1969.
Ford v. Ferrari was an awesome movie, and I highly recommend checking it out. The true story is a refreshing, no-bullshit take on the auto industry and corporate America in general. Christian Bale, best known for his role as Batman in the Dark Knight Films definitely didn’t need the bat-mobile in this racing classic, and I thought he killed it playing British race-car driver Ken Miles.
The uniquely skilled, and well-experienced driver is known for his questionable antics and risky racing strategies. Luckily, he has his old pal Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) to keep him in check. Matt Damon was electric as Texas-native Carroll Shelby, a former-racing champion himself, and proud owner of Shelby Automotive. Despite his first name, Shelby is a man’s man, and it’s pretty hilarious watching him and Ken Miles go at it like teenage boys throughout the movie. After Shelby shows Henry Ford II just how fast Ford’s new and improved cars actually go, he decides to let Shelby and Miles represent Ford at the “24 Hours of Le Mans” car race in France.
Also, John Bernthal plays Lee Iococca who is a crucial, yet passive character in the story. Berenthal’s performance was unreal, and he is meant to represent the perspective of the audience in the movie. Not sure who John Bernthal is? He’s the guy who keeps showing up in modern classics like the Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Fury (2014), The Accountant (2016), WindRiver (2017). He’s “sell me this pen” guy in Wolf of Wall Street! Director James Mangold did an excellent job with this movie. The movie had an awesome cast, a terrific backstory, and walked away with 2 Oscars at this years Academy Awards! I’m giving Ford v. Ferrari 7 out of a possible 10 stars.