Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Film: Baby Driver


Edgar Wright has become one of my favourite directors. I loved the Cornetto Trilogy and despite a lot of negative reviews I thought Scott Pilgrim was superb. This is a film that Edgar has wanted to make for 20 years, you need to look at his video for Mint Royale's "Blue Song" which features a get away driver singing along to a song, and this was back in 2011.

Anyway the film is best described as a musical action film with one of the guys from Divergent playing Baby, the get away driver doing a number of jobs to repay a debt to Kevin Spacey. The action is superb with hardly any CGI and it's a credit to the vision and editing prowess that the film is synchronised to an incredible soundtrack that plays through most of the film. Baby is sort of autistic and is always listening to his iphone.  

A film that deserves more than a single viewing.

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