Indie visionary, Edgar Wright, struck home with a love-letter to car centered action films of the 70s’ and 80s’.
Ansel Elgort is Baby, a young getaway driver who attempts to leave his criminal life after falling in love with a waitress, played by Lily James.
For a majority of the film, Elgort was able to bring the best of this premise through that subtle cool factor that would have swooned Steve McQueen himself.
Wright never lets up with much of the tight car driving stunts smoothly transitioned in a way that felt strange, especially when he was able to follow the beat of a song through the action.
Like a musical on wheels, this style helped orchestrate the action in a more artistic and meticulous level of detail that anyone can appreciate in one level or the other.
Just seeing actual cars doing impressive stunts felt like a breath of fresh air, especially after watching CGI heavy car films like “Fast and the Furious” and “Transformers.”
What really stitched the film together with the action is how much of the story took a page from material found in great noir, crime thrillers and heist films.
Not to mention a great cast of rogues played fantastically by the likes of Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.
All the pieces of a wonderful action movie with a simple but sweet story worked well with impressive performances and masterful direction.
“Baby Driver” is a definite summer movie watch for anyone to enjoy.
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