Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Baby Driver (2017)

Director: Edgar Wright

Writer: Edgar Wright

Composer: Steven Price

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, CJ Jones, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Micah Howard, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Flea, Jamie Foxx, Paul Williams, Walter Hill

More info: IMDb

Tagline: All you need is one killer track.

Plot: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes!!!

Boy, was this movie fun!  It's a thrill ride that rarely lets up.  I can see how someone might think this is style over substance but the characters are fun, the actors do a fine job, the action is a blast and at times intense, it's got a good story, some great stunts and a soundtrack that kicks all kinds of butt.  Edgar Wright seems to have put as much time into the music and integrating it into the picture than he did on everything else.  Just in the opening credits alone you can see how intricate and clever he gets with the visuals playing along with the music and later he adds another character to interact with the audio and visual with the editing and then it's really fun. The only thing I that bugged me was the big car fight in the parking garage at the end and that it went on too long.  I felt fatigued.  Maybe it was because I'd already sat through an awful lot of movie that's loaded with action or maybe it's because I felt that the movie could've ended just before that character shows up to do battle.  By the time that scene was over I was exhausted...and then there was still more movie to come.  I still really enjoyed all of what followed, though.  And how awesome is it seeing Paul Williams back in action?  Loved it!

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