Baby Driver is so far, the go to movie for this summer. I went into the theatre skeptical, but came out thinking that the four hour wait on line was completely worth it. Baby Driver is not only humorous but action packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through.
The movie begins with Baby (Ansel Elgort) wasting no time getting down to business and is already showing off his driving skills while helping criminals getaway from a bank they just robbed. All the while it is shown that Baby isn’t taken seriously, he wears shades and always has his music on which seems to anger a lot of the people around him. But his boss Doc (Kevin Spacey) makes it known that Baby is the best at what he does. After a hard day’s work Doc splits the money between them, and after everyone leaves it’s shown that Doc only gives Baby a small percentage of what he should have earned.
As screwed up as that is I won’t spoil too much of that part of the story. Soon enough baby meets Debora and falls in love and as soon as he thinks he’s out of the business he’s thrown right back into the thick of things. Throughout the rest of the film he’s doing everything he can to get away from this criminal lifestyle but nothing seems to be working in his favor. He tries so hard to not be this terrible person but he eventually turns to that same criminal lifestyle to help find his way out for good.
The only problem I can say I had with this movie was that it left me wanting to know more. I would have liked to have seen more back story between Baby and his mother. Aside from the fact that they both enjoyed music, I didn’t feel like it was enough for me to go and establish a complete emotional connection between the two. I also would have liked to have gotten to know how Baby got into driving and how he gained so much skill, I mean I don’t think he just spent hours practicing on his own…did he?
I do however love that even though Baby doesn’t speak much he still had a lot of personality to him. The rest of the cast was just as amazing, the way they portrayed their characters would have you rooting for them all even if they weren’t exactly good guys. I can honestly say Edgar Wright is on the right track when it comes down to making audiences happy. He clearly succeeded in creating something original and leaving you wanting more. This is also the first time he’s created something outside of the genre he’s used to, so I’m definitely looking forward to whatever future projects he may have in store.
So, if you guys have the option between Baby Driver, Transformers or The Mummy, I’d recommend sticking with Baby Driver, you won’t regret it.