Baby Driver is the latest movie by Edgar Wright. You may, or really should, know him from Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The fact that this was an Edgar Wright film is what convinced me to see it. Yes, the previews looked somewhat interesting and fun, but not so much so that I felt compelled to see this movie. But with Wright’s name attached to it, knowing what he was capable of, I decided to give it a chance.
And frankly, the movie is fantastic. The car chases are fun and exciting. The individual characters all stand out. The writing is clever and engaging. All of this is done well enough that the cliche, and somewhat predictable story is not really noticed. Spoilers ahead. (more…)