In March of 2017 the world of heist movies added another great to the genre. Edgar Wright's Baby Driver took the box office by storm with a familiar actor in a new roll. The movie follows a teenager by the name Baby, played by Ansel Elgort, (actor from Faults in Our Stars), as he whips the wheel hard as a getaway driver for a big shot crime boss. Baby is not like most, with a "hum in the drum", he listens to music to feed the gas and drown out the noise. During his life of crime, he falls for a waitress named Debbie, played by Lily James. Baby however begins to rethink his life of crime as he works to get even for the cash he lost when boosting a car as a kid and eventually finding simplicity.
This movie is filled with action, romance, a fantastic soundtrack, and great editing. Edger Wright provides the normal movie watcher with a fantastic use of edits to cut to the music straight off scene number one. The high energy car chases have your heart pounding and puts you right into the car. The camera technics takes crime movies to a whole new level. Wright provides great use of crane shots to get the wide-angle road scenes to allow viewers to see the stunts and keep up with the pace. With nice a nice mix of jazz, rock, and a little bit of RnB, avid movie watchers will be jamming to the soundtrack in their cars on the way home. Of course, we can't forget about the romance. Debbie is Baby’s final motivation to get away from his criminal coworkers. Their support and willingness to do anything for each other provides them a getaway, and it provides viewers a sweet romance.
If you have yet to see this movie, I highly recommend you give it a watch. At 1 hour and 53 minutes, Baby Driver will have you hanging on the edge of your seat. With its old-style feel, list of well-known actors including, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Hamm and great pacing, you won’t be disappointed. Baby Driver can be found in stores, on Amazon Prime, and on Hulu.
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Editor: Nicholas Henrich
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