Review: Edger Wright’s BABY DRIVER is a Super Cool Instant Classic
Director Edgar Wright has made another movie masterpiece. Good grief, this guy can direct like no other director out there. All of the films that he’s made is unique in its own way and Baby Driver is easily one of his best!
I’ve already seen the film twice and even though I absolutely loved the film the first time I saw it, it was even better the second time around! This is one of those films that I’ll be able to watch anytime, anywhere, for years to come, and I’m never going to get tired of it.
It’s seriously an instant classic and delivers everything that any great film has. A solid story, fantastic characters, and superb casting. On top of that, Baby Driver is filled with action, adventure, drama, comedy, good music, and badass adrenaline-fueled car chase scenes that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! And all those car chase scenes were done for real as well! There was no CGI cheating going on!
The film stars Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver who gets trapped in a life of crime and is trying to work his way out of it. In the process of his attempt to leave his life of crime behind, he meets and falls head-over-heels for a lovely girl (Lily James) that he wants to run away with. One of the things that I love about this film that makes it so interesting is that the main character suffers from tinnitus, which is a constant ringing in the ear, and the “movie’s action is choreographed to the music he plays to drown out the ringing in his ears." It's such a freakin' cool and unique concept that was executed perfectly.
The amazingly talented cast of actors that Wright enlisted to star in the film includes Jamie Foxx, Elsa Gonzalez, Lily James, Jon Bernthal and Kevin Spacey. All of which give fantastic performances for the characters they play.
I really dug the vibe of this movie and it had kind of an old-school style movie tone. It reminded me of the heist films and action thrillers from the 70s that I’ve enjoyed watching like Bullitt and Vanishing Point, but obviously, it takes place in a modern day setting.
If you’re a fan of Edgar Wright or just a fan of movies in general, you’re gonna love and appreciate what he’s done with Baby Driver! You need to watch this movie when it hits theaters on June 28th! You've got to see it on the big screen!