It can foreshadow a character’s fate, and in some cases, including in the just-released “Baby Driver”, it might carry the fate of the entire film.
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
That, by the way, is a polite way of saying that in spite of his fans, his movies never make any money. One reason is the way people buy and listen to music now.
What stands out the most in this movie besides the razor sharp editing, and music scenes, are the characters.
“My first film was Wrath of the Titans where I played Andromeda’s handmaiden, which was Rosamund Pike, and I learnt to use a bow and arrow and I stole half a bow and arrow that I’d shot and broke”.
Overall, I was excited for this movie since I first saw the trailer and it did not disappoint. Postcards sent from clever wouldn’t reach Baby Driver for a calendar year. “The idea that started it all off was: Maybe a getaway driver is listening to this song, and he’s actually trying to time out his getaways and literally have the flawless score for the ideal score”.
They call me Baby Driver/ And once upon a pair of wheels/ I hit the road and I’m gone/ What’s my number/ I wonder how your engines feel, sang Simon and Garfunkel in the song Baby Driver from their final studio album in 1970.
Now for some minor notes: performances across the board are great.
This could turn out to be the soundtrack of the summer and Elgort, the star of teenage weepie The Fault In Our Stars, is an inspired choice to play the music-mad wheelman. By the same token, if you simply enjoy watching some of the finest actors in existence do what they do best, it would be hard to see how you would pass up the opportunity to see this movie. It would not surprise me if there are some technical Oscar nominations in this movie’s future. Hot Fuzz is my go-to, absolute favorite movie of all time, and I went in open to replacing it and left discouraged. “That could really help sustain the movie and the soundtrack”. “At the time that I did the video, I was nearly mad at myself for squandering the idea on a £20,000 music video”.
The only real flaws in the film? It’s a pun! Get it? – and ’50s pop music enthusiast who owes millions of dollars to Doc (Kevin Spacey).
“I don’t know. I’m really not too familiar with their heroes, so I couldn’t say which one I would do”. Hamm in particular is more effective than he’s been in years as the increasingly unhinged Buddy. (As anyone who has ever driven west on I-20 from Atlanta can safely say, road conditions and traffic dictate that you will stop several times in Alabama, whether you choose to or not.) But things go wrong on Doc’s latest score, sending Baby scrambling to survive and stay one step ahead of the law and his fellow criminals.
I give “Baby Driver” a 7/10. Great characters, a great story, unbelievable action and some amusing moments all made for an extremely stylish movie. I did see you in Civil War, and you were the funniest bit.