In 1971, the year Roger Donaldson, future Director of the film “the bounty” (1984), “the Recruit” (2003) and “the Robbery in Baker Street” (2008), became the producer of the short film “Burt Munro: a sacrifice to the God of speed” shown on television. It told a truly heroic story of a tribesman Donaldson (he, like Munro, are natives of the exotic New Zealand), who at the age of 63 set a world speed record for streamlined motorcycle with a volume of 1000 cubic centimeters. What is not the pride of the nation? But in 2005, the year Roger Donaldson is not only produced but was also the sole writer and acted as chief Director of feature film adaptation of the biography an outstanding veteran rider. The film received the name “fastest Indian” and in the opinion of the distinguished audience of the CP this film is by far the best creation of Czechoslovakia, occupying an honorable place in the 125 Топ250. By the way, the son of Roger Donaldson, Chris, participated in two Olympic games in the sprint race. Here’s a family passion.
Donaldson judged true that the whole life and the way Munro for the record will not sustain the part of one film, it fit the series would take off, and therefore, Donaldson lowered the time that Burt Munro for 25 years (!) upgraded my bike, which some considered already a vintage rarity, and started to film with, early morning the main character checks the capacity of a steel other than a cause for serious anger from the neighbors. But Munro calm like a boa constrictor and feels that it’s time to show the bike in action and it’s time to go to competitions in the United States. But not everything goes so smoothly at Bert’s, many difficulties will wait for him, but he is ambitious and is waiting for the time he doesn’t have, so that at least the triple wall make, but Burt Munro is to go to your dream.
I must say that the pronounced drama film “fastest Indian” will not be called, it clearly generated a narrative that is accepted easily as a delicious potato puree, and while you do eat you can’t stop until the last spoon. In this case, you can take a sample of the “fastest Indian” that are well written the script is half a good movie. Not worth it to expect deep drama, it is necessary to observe the Burt Munro and is respectful to his desire to reach the top. And all the time while watching the movie, you clearly realize that this man deserved to become the champion, even if you do not know his biography. Another very nice thing that is in the film, it’s the people who see Burt on his way to the podium. Among them, a neighbor boy, a drag Queen, the leader of the gang of local bikers, Indian, authoritative frequenter racing… they All gave tribute to the brave Burt Munro, and he always valued people’s goodness, whatever they may be. In this case, comes to mind tape “a Simple story” where the main character along the way also met the usual very helpful people… It is very nice and after that believe in humanity!
And absolutely impossible to pass by a phenomenal game sir Anthony Hopkins. He is so deeply revealed the image of his character that, once again, irrevocably convinced of the great talent of the actor. After all the above, these commendable words to the Burt Munro is a credit to anyone else like Anthony Hopkins. I doubt whether we know what actually was this man, Burt Munro, but somehow unquestioningly believe that the way it was translated to the screen Hopkins. There is a long story about how the actor played, but it is probably best briefly be noted that in Burt Munro, performed by sir Anthony Hopkins is a courageous, kind, sympathetic man, who by his example proves that your dream to go and you will win for sure, despite all the obstacles, barriers, and other challenges. And I would, of course, highlight and other actors, but here they are all well done, especially the one who played a drag Queen.
Well, the outcome of the review is to say banal, but true words that follow your dream, don’t give up and then you all must succeed! Confirmed and fixed Burt Munro.
9 out of 10