Visionary director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) returns with possibly his most audacious film to date: Baby Driver, a mix of car-chase action flick and jukebox musical. The movie's protagonist is a fresh-faced getaway driver who goes by the name of Baby (Ansel Elgort); he works for a crew of bank robbers in Atlanta, and listens to music all the time (including during robberies) to drown out the severe tinnitus he developed from a childhood accident. Baby's solitary life changes after he falls in love with a waitress named Debora (Lily James), but when he tries to escape from the criminal underworld and start over, he finds that getting out is easier said than done. Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, and Jon Bernthal co-star. Features music from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Beach Boys, Dave Brubeck, T. Rex, Beck, Blur, Barry White, Queen, Sky Ferreira, Simon & Garfunkel, Danger Mouse, Run the Jewels, and many more.~Jack Rodgers
(No Spoilers) The movie itself: I've always enjoyed this movie, Baby Driver. I fell in love with the movie the first time I watched it. They did an amazing job with this film. The music, the camera shots, the characters, and the story, all of it is amazing. That is all I will give without spoiling the movie.
The Steelbook: I've already had the movie in Blu-ray for years now. But as soon as I saw that this Steelbook edition was coming out, I immediately added it to my cart and bought it. It feels really smooth and clean, I had no dents or scratches on mine. And the artwork on the front is fantastic. Very well made Steelbook.
If you're a cinema buff or a cinematography dork prepare for one of the best edited films in years. The narrative is thin, but managing to articulate a real relationship between a foster father and a grown son in five minutes or so of screen time is minimalist filmmaking at its best. This is what Fast and the Furious would be if there was an ounce of care put into the film outside of CGI explosions.
I’m not usually in a rave about a movie. I’m really extremely picky about films. But this one is just too much. The music, the rhythm and the action all flow into something you must see. Buy it, buy two because you’re gonna want to keep one for the day it sells for $200 online. Definitely a collectors item. 10 Stars!!!
Edgar Wright creates one of the funnest films of the year in Baby Driver. Great cast, music and a story that keeps you smiling all the way through. Would highly recommend for any fan of action comedies or Edgar Wright.