Between War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Wonder Woman, there are a lot of big-budget franchise films in theaters right now, but the one movie we simply insist you see on the big screen is Edgar Wright’s BABY DRIVER.
If the trailer didn’t make you get behind the wheel and floor it to your nearest movie theater, perhaps this clip of the film’s first five minutes will do the trick, because it certainly captures the flavor of the rest of the film.
With its kick-ass soundtrack, all-star cast, and rip-roaring chase scenes, this is the kind of intro that satisfies all your summer movie cravings in one fell swoop.
Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as the titular Baby, a getaway driver for bank robbers played by Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal and Eiza González. Headed by the always imposing Kevin Spacey as an overbearing kingpin, Baby has to choose between his newfound life of crime or his budding romance with a young waitress (Lily James).
This is an Edgar Wright film, so you can expect the same unique storytelling and expertly-crafted action that were on display in the director’s earlier films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Though this film lacks the smarmy British humor that was a staple of Wright’s previous work, he has absolutely earned his reputation as one of the most original filmmakers in Hollywood.
While this summer has been brimming with superhero flicks and animated movies, Baby Driver is the kind of gem that only graces theaters once in a while. Get a taste for it above, and don’t miss it.
Kevin Charbonneau | Tracking Board Intern