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Baby Driver, 2017 – ★★★★★ (contains spoilers)

This review may contain spoilers.

Psst… Baby’s real name is “~1.6 kilometers” in the metric system.

I decided to watch movies in the theater instead of watching and hearing the regular annual State of the Nation Address. Haha.

Some tidbits aside, this movie is a real fun audiovisual experience, and I am glad that I was able to catch the sneak peek before it will have a regular run here in my country. This ~1.6 kilometer Baby (and it goes without saying writer and director Edgar Wright) places the pedal to the metal, ups the action (and violence, gore, blood, comedy) to almost near-parodic levels (not unlike another of this year’s film Get Out. Most parody-level acting of the cast goes to Jamie Foxx as Bats***, who sometimes does remind you that this is just a movie.) The weakest part though is the love story between Lily James and Ansel Elgort’s characters, not as tight as Buddy and Darling’s seem to be.

I also liked how they played with Lily James’ past on-screen interactions. She is usually found in films with period dresses (Cinderella remake, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Wright must have acknowledged this and decided to incorporate the dream sequence-like appearance of James in black-and-white.

Funniest moment was the Mike Myers/Halloween exchange. Wright does best whenever he is allowed full creative control and not limited by big studio politics whatsoever (cf. Marvel’s Ant-Man).

Vía Letterboxd – Conan Tan


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