Whether you like the movie or not, Baby Driver is a beautiful take on a heist film that intertwines music into every little crevice it can without every making itself seemed forced… Baby Driver follows Baby(Ansel Elgort), the best get-away driver in the heist business. Baby is forced to work for Doc (Kevin Spacey) because of some past misdeeds he has done. Baby soon falls for a diner girl named Debora (Lily James) and does whatever he can to get out of the business… As I said before, Baby Driver has music going almost every second the movie is playing, almost making it feel more like a long music video than an actual movie. The way they pull this off is Baby has tinnitus and uses the music to drown it out. The cuts and edits to match the music or jaw-dropping to witness. The actual plot of this movie, though shaky at times, is solid enough for me not to question too often. Anyone that is not Baby or Debora is a villain and against the new couple, which is believable considering they are criminals, but the relationship itself is not believable. The “couple” has one conversation, briefly I might add, and suddenly are head over heals for each other… Either way, this movie is brilliant to watch and like nothing I have ever seen, which allows me to forgive all of its tiny little missteps and enjoy it because it truly is amazing.
My first advice is to watch the INTERNATIONAL trailer for this movie. It differs slightly, but, makes a big difference. Baby Driver, as far as I know from the trailers, follows a young getaway driver for heists that works for a crime boss. Ansel Elgort an Kevin Spacey play the two roles and that alone would get me in to see this. But, what is beautiful is Edgar Wright as a director! Ansel has become one of my favorite young actors and I’m excited to see him stretch his acting chops in this to something we haven’t seen him do. A lot of people are comparing this to Drive, which I admit I do so the resemblance. However, this movie seems much deeper than the other. Mixing comedy, drama, romance, with a brilliant director, all-star cast, and by the looks of it a good soundtrack. This movie provides me with all my favorite things in a movie going experience and I don’t think it is going to let me, or you, down.
In celebration of John Greens book Paper Towns being made into a movie, I am going to review The Fault In Our stars. The Fault In Our Stars is my all time favorite book, but I don’t review favorites. TFIOS follows Hazel and Gus, 2 teens that fall in love. Sounds pretty normal, Except for the fact that Hazel has terminal cancer, and Gus is an amputee from cancer himself. TFIOS follows them as they pursue together to meet one of their favorite authors, Van Houten, in Amsterdam. Being that TFIOS is my favorite book I have read it probably a dozen times, and I can confidently and happily say that this is one of the best, if not the best movie adaptations of a book ever made. The characters are wonderful, if at some points a little unbelievable for teenagers. The settings are beautiful, and this movie is deeper than most made for adults. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will run to the library and pick up the rest of John Greens books, hoping like the rest of us they’re all movies one day.