What if I told you that the movie “Baby Driver” is not only one of the best films you’ll see this year, but it’s one of the most fresh, creatively-written experiences you’ll have at the movie theater in 10 years?
Think about that one for a moment… I’ll wait…
I realized in the end that Edgar Wright delivered a near-flawless masterpiece.
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a kid, maybe in his early 20s, who knows how to drive just about any car, and he’s in on these bank heists as a driver. He also loves music… I mean, who doesn’t?
Baby almost always has his iPod earbuds on and listening to the greatest variety of music I’ve heard in a long while. It also helps him focus on the task at hand in escaping the scene of the crime with his fellow criminal brethren.
The superstar trio of Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm provides not only great acting in a serious sense, but the comedic chemistry works on a whole ‘nother level.
You also get a feeling you wanna dance, from the opening credits, listening to “Harlem Shuffle” from Bob & Earl, to rockin with the bitchin’ solos and guitar riffs off Queen’s “Brighton Rock” via “Sheer Heart Attack.”
It’s also not your typical love story where boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl and they live happily ever after… there are twists and turns that make you do a double-take and appreciate how well the characters develop throughout the film.
You’re going to want to watch this film more than once, not just for its sheer brilliance, but for the awesome pulse-pounding, fist-pumping, adrenaline-racing feelings you’ll experience.
There certainly are aspects of movies we love for different reasons… I don’t think I’ve seen a movie in recent years – if at all – that syncs up the music as well as “Baby Driver” did with their car chases, stick-em-up gun-slinging battles and everything else.
Yeah, we have our superhero films that make us escape reality for good reasons, but “Baby Driver” is damn near perfect, and with a killer soundtrack to boot.
Do yourself a favor and see this movie in the theater whether opening weekend or a couple weeks afterward.
You’ll find yourself oohing and ahhing and screaming “WHOA!!” at the top of your lungs a few times as well. It’s a special kind of movie that’s been released at the perfect time.
Damn, I wanna see it again… any takers?