While Baby Driver is certainly one of my favorite films of this year, I have to say the title is kinda dumb. Yes, the characters name is Baby, it’s not his actual name but we’ll get to that, and he’s a driver. But by that logic, the original Star Wars should’ve been called “Luke Jedi”, the first Batman movie should’ve been called “Bruce Vigilante” and any Pure Flix movie should be called whatever the main characters name is and followed by the word idiot. The first time I’d heard the title of this movie, I knew it was an Edgar Wright film but I hadn’t seen the trailer. My first assumption was it involved someone having to get a gang leader or something’s baby safely from one place to another or something. My mom said when she hears the title, she says it sounds like an animated movie and I don’t blame her. It’s sounds like a Boss Baby spin-off(And no. I will not be reviewing that.). I don’t know what I would’ve called it, but I’ll give it this. It’s a catchy title.
I had heard a lot of great things about this movie and I expected it to be good, but I didn’t expect to have this much fun. First off, I find it disappointing that this made a more entertaining and memorable Awesome Mix vol. 2 than the actual Awesome Mix Vol. 2. In a way, this movie almost feels like a pseudo-musical and the way it’s incorporated into the story so well is amazing.
The stunt work? Holy crap! I wanna see the blu-ray featurettes like now because I wanna know how they pulled off all these car stunts without anyone getting killed. These are some of the best car chases I’ve ever seen in a movie. If there was an Oscar for stuntwork, this movie would have it in the bag.
The acting is fantastic. Ansel Elgort made a great lead as Baby. Lily James was great as Debora. Jamie Foxx was hilarious as Bats. Kevin Spacey was great as Baby’s… is there a term for an anti-hero mentor figure? Anyways he was great as usual. I don’t know what else I can say about the cast. Everyone had great chemistry, especially Ansel Elgort and Lily James and they were clearly all having as much fun playing their characters as we were watching them.
Wanna have a fun time at the movies? Look no further than this action comedy masterpiece. I think the only issue I have is that we do find out what Baby’s real name is and while I won’t spoil what it is, I think I would’ve liked if they had just kept it a mystery. That and any other issues I had are pretty much just nitpicks. Baby Driver gets a 4.75/5 iPods. I might even bump it up to a 5/5 once I get a chance to see it again.
Next time, it’s another comic book review of the graphic novel sequel to this years Power Rangers reboot movie, Power Rangers: Aftershock.