Baby Driver premiered at the South By South West festival to super positive reactions. This is a highly anticipated offereing from Edgar Wright after his dust up with Marvel.
As as quick recap, Wright, known for films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End walked out of Marvel’s Ant-Man. Though us commoners will have to wait till August to see the film, the film has received mostly positive reviews, and from the looks of the trailer, we are excited too.
Packed as they are with allusions, visual gags, and throwaway jokes, the films of Edgar Wright always improve upon re-watching. But one thing is clear after only a few minutes of screen-time: Baby Driver is Wright’s most ambitious experiment yet.
The basic plot of the film couldn’t be more simple. A young, talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort’s ‘Baby’) works for bank robbers in order to pay off a debt. Just when he thought he was out, they pull him back in for one more job that goes terribly awry. Sprinkled in among the squealing car chases and rat-a-tat one-liners of squabbling gangsters (Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González) is a burgeoning romance with waitress Deborah (Lily James). What seems to make the film special is the soundtrack that will accompany the film: the plot has the character of Baby with tinnitus and Elgort spends most of the trailer with a pair of earbuds nestled in his ears, providing the soundtrack for the film and the guiding tempo for all of his daring car stunts. Here is the trailer: