Be warned, spoiler alerts ahead this is a in depth review of Baby Driver. Baby Driver is a movie about a talented “getaway driver” for heists. “Baby” is his code name and he relies on music to drown out the ringing noise in his ear. The music that baby listens to plays along with the movie, almost like a musical. A example of this is the very beginning scene of the movie, in that seen Baby is waiting by the bank where the heist team is getting the money from the bank. During that he is in the car and is lining to the music, which even syncs up the base of the song to window wipers and more... turning a boring wait into close to a full blown musical video.
Edgar Wright (director of Baby Driver) made other movies before this one, such as Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and many more. Baby Driver is the 13th movie that Edgar Wright directed. The ratings on all his movies are great, which proves how good he really is. With this in mind you can expect that Baby Driver will follow that pattern, and that it does. The rolling stones even went to the extent of describing it as “beyond f****ing awesome”.
The main characters of Baby Driver are the perfect definition of anti-heroes (characters you're rooting for but they do bad things). The characters are already fully developed, but their back stories come out as the movie progresses, which is really cool. You can really fall in love with the performance of Jon Hamm and Ansel Asgot, as the antagonist and protagonist of the movie. However, what really stuck out to me was the performance of Jamie Foxx as the hardcore-off-the-streets guy. If you have not watched Baby Driver, I suggest it for your next movie night!
Story by Graham Brooks