Here is another movie you should definitely keep on your radar: Director Edgar Wright's latest, Baby Driver.
In this film, Ansel
Elgort (from The Fault In Our Stars - that annoying Young Adult movie adaptation
that your girlfriend forced you to watch), leads an impressive ensemble that includes Lily
James (Cinderella), Kevin Spacey (Se7en), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), Jon Hamm (Madmen),
Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) and Eizah
Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman of his dreams (played by Lily James), he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and start fresh.
Baby Driver opened to rave reviews at the SXSW festival, further cementing my belief that Edgar Wright cannot make a bad movie.
This one seems to be no different, as the man's signature style can be seen in the beautifully framed shots, snappy dialogue, and of course, some of the most promising action sequences I have ever seen in a trailer. The tone, backed by what looks like a score that could rival even Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, gives it that extra punch that would likely elevate it as one of the best movies of the year. Critics can't stop talking about how the music of the film is like another character in and of itself.
Amazing action set pieces are nothing new to an Edgar Wright film. The fight between vanishing, chain whip-wielding Roxy and the giant hammer-wielding, blue-haired badass Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? He did that.
That fight between two middle aged men against five doppelganger robot aliens in a public restroom during The World's End? He made that the best fight scene of 2013. And now, he's playing with cars, chase sequences, and heists? I.AM.SOLD!
The film also boasts the most stacked cast in any Edgar Wright film. Don't get me wrong, I love Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and the awesome British cast of The World's End. A case can also be made that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World had Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, and Brandon Routh as a supporting cast.
But come on, this one has Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm with the Punisher himself, Jon Bernthal. Led by two of the best young actors in Hollywood, Ansel Elgort and Lily James, you've got yourself a pretty talented cast. Add that to the few brief scenes we saw of the supporting cast and you've got yourself a recipe for what could potentially be the best action adventure film of the year.I'm not even questioning if it's going to be a cult classic. Every Edgar Wright film is. So you do the math, readers. Baby Driver is set to stand the test of time.