Director :Edgar Wright
Producer(s) : Nira Park, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner
Main Cast : Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal
Genre : Crime/Drama
Release Date : June 28, 2017
Music Director : Steven Price
Awesome-O-Metre : 7.5/10
Revue of BABY DRIVER
Baby Driver is about “Baby” a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music (pun intended) when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
There is a reason why Edgar Wright is one of my favourite directors; I like his directing and editing style which gives a certain feel to even the most mundane of activities such as ringing a door bell. Baby Driver is flavoured with his signature editing style and directing where the actors’ actions are in sync with the music playing. It’s not out of place to compare this film with Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 1 because of the collection of music that Baby listens to. If you are a sucker for old school music, this film is definitely right up your alley.
The plot of the film isn’t a novel one. As a matter of fact when I saw the synopsis I was reluctant to go see the film and it’s just because it was directed by Edgar Wright that I went to see it with some level of anticipation. Trust Edgar Wright to take an ordinary plot and exaggerate it beyond your expectations. The car chase sequences were brilliant and intense and the actors especially Ansel Elgort did a fantastic job bringing wit and a tinge of humor to the film.
Baby Driver further entrenches my belief that there is always a song for every occasion so when you put those ear buds on, the music drives you and makes you feel invincible.
This is definitely one of the most fun movies I have seen this year with a perfect blend of music, action and wit. Edgar Wright has not disappointed me and I am thinking of going back for a second helping of the film. Why don’t you also go see it by clicking HERE to get your discounted movie ticket. When you do, feel free to leave a comment here or on my social media on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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