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Marcus Flor revisits Baby Driver

We've got a new contributor stepping into The Basement today; fledgling writer and all-around movie fan Marcus Flor! He introduces himself by taking a look back Edgar Wright's 2017 musical/crime flick Baby Driver. Read on, and give the man a pint for his troubles!

There have been many excellent car-chase films over the years, but few have the flare and charm of one of my favourites: Baby Driver. This movie is a fast paced, music-filled joy ride that is a blast to sit through, and a damn good movie to boot.

It follows Baby (Ansel Elgot); an ace getaway driver who needs to listen to music in order to drive at his best. The movie's all about his journey and how he sees it/hears it. The whole movie is synced to his iPod playlist, with actors speaking along with the lyrics, people moving in time with melodies, and gunshots matching drum hits. This style fills the movie with an energy and rhythm that really draws you in, and puts you in Baby's shoes.

Baby himself is a quite a plucky and charismatic guy. He tries to act like a strong, silent criminal, but is really just a well meaning kid who loves to drive fast. Edgar Wright's writing and Ansel Elgort's acting make this quiet guy quite the compelling character.

A lot of the good in this movie comes from the mastermind behind it: Edgar Wright. He's in full form in this one, it being filled with clever dialogue, sharp cinematography, and massive, massive attention to detail. There are always new things I pick up on every time I watch. You can feel how Edgar put a lot of passion into this movie, something we need to see more of these days.

All in all, I'd say this movie is great. Whether you're looking for high-octane car chases, a fun movie with a musical flare, or just a well-made movie, you'll enjoy it. This one is a Good, and you should definitely give it a watch.


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