Directed by: Edgar Wright, Written by: Edgar Wright
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, CJ Jones, Jamie Foxx
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Although there was another huge movie by the name of Spiderman being released this past weekend, my sister and I decided to skip out on the large crowds and see a film that had already been released for a week, Baby Driver. I’ve been excited to see this one ever since the release of its trailer as it seemed like something that would be completely up my alley. I definitely was not wrong!
What I Liked
Action Musical. I recently saw someone refer to Baby Driver as an “action musical” and I don’t think there is any other better way to describe this film. I don’t think there was one second of this film that didn’t have some sort of music playing in the background. On top of that, the action scenes were timed perfectly with the music. Everything was timed perfectly, from gunshots to tire screeches. The action mixed with the music in the film was on a whole new level. Genius.
Soundtrack. As mentioned above, there was a constant soundtrack throughout the entirety of the film. The music choice itself was amazing. Every song chosen for this soundtrack was a massive throwback. Although the film takes place in the present, the soundtrack would have you feeling otherwise.
Cinematography. Not only did the music have me feeling like this film took place in a previous decade, but the overall look and feel of the film also had me feeling like I was transported back in time. From the diner scenes to the old cars, Baby Driver was a beautiful film to look at.
Quirky/Campy. Baby Driver is one of those movies that you just know is going to turn in to an instant cult classic. I can totally see myself loving this movie 10 to 20 years from now. It just had the perfect quirky feel to it. Think a little bit of Quentin Tarantino mixed with a dash of Fight Club or Donnie Darko. Just those weird and quirky movies that stand out from the rest, a.k.a. the perfect film for me.
Sign Language! We have one completely deaf character and also another that suffers from tinnitus. Both of these characters use sign language to communicate with each other and it was really cool to see that in a film as you don’t see it too often.
What I Didn’t Like
Loved Everything! This film was everything I hoped for and more! Just from the trailer alone I could tell it would be slightly weird, and to be honest…that’s exactly what I wanted. There really wasn’t anything to hate about Baby Driver. Definitely a film that I’ll be purchasing on its release date.
Overall, Baby Driver was everything that I hoped for! It was quirky and weird and I absolutely loved that about it.
Thank you for reading!