One of our must-see films for 2017 was Baby Driver, Writer/Director Edgar Wright’s first film since The Worlds End way back in 2013, this, of course, being because of that Ant-Man mess, a film we liked, but we are sure Edgar & Joe Cornish would have made an even better version.
We are big fans of his work from TV’s Spaced with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which would follow into Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz on the big screen to the criminally underrated Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World so we had high hopes and we are pleased to say they were met.
The film opens with a bank robbery and we meet Baby (Ansel Elgort) an excellent getaway car driver, which we learn from a stunning opening chase sequence that the ongoing Fast and Furious franchise would be proud of.
Baby and his Bank Job passengers; Buddy (Jon Hamm); Buddy’s girlfriend, Darling (Eiza Gonzalez) and Griff (Jon Bernthal, in a brief cameo) escape and meet their criminal mastermind, Doc (Kevin Spacey) to split the money.
We then get lots of information, Baby was in a car crash which took the lives of his parents, furthermore, as a result of the crash, he has a form of tinnitus which means he listens to music to drown out the high-pitched ringing (this also means the film gets a quite simply epic soundtrack)
We learn Baby lives with Joseph (CJ Jones) his deaf foster father, who he also cares for. We learned that Baby has made some poor decisions in the past, mainly stealing a car from Doc, which he had to dispose of, which has left him in debt to this mastermind.
Baby has one last job to do to pay off the debt, with a different call, which he completes, but not without complications due to the trigger happy Bats (Jamie Foxx) who also seems to not trust Baby, causing even more issues.
When this job is completed, Baby settles into a normal life, becoming a pizza delivery driver, earning money legally and watching his relationship develop with a waitress called Debora (Lily James)
On an evening out with Debora, he finds himself face to face with Doc and forced to do one last job, which will give him enough money to start a new life away from this one of crime.
The job will see him reunite with Buddy and Darling and the unpredictable Bats but how will it pan out, well we urge you to see Baby Driver to find out as this is one of the most original films we have seen in a long while and is easily going to make our top 10 of the year.
Whilst it maybe a bit less comedy than we expect from Edgar’s movie, this still has his trademark style all over it and is an absolute must see
You can find the trailer here:
You can find the great soundtrack at Amazon here: