Baby driver is a movie about a guy who's been driving criminals to and from heists all his life, the movie showing his biggest heist yet. Given that I've started this account fairly recently, it might seem like I'm saying this too often, but (upon rewatching it) this movie is probably going to expand my Best Movies Ever Collection further. It's a masterpiece of a movie, close-to-perfectly balancing the action, emotion, inner conflict and music. Yes, music. This movie doesn't have a real soundtrack, instead having all the music be whatever Baby (the main character, played exceptionally well by Ansel Elgort) is listening to. He's got his mp3 playing at all times, because of an accident that left him with tinnitus, so he plays music to drown it out. This not only makes for an interesting soundtrack, but also plays in the narrative at times.
This movie is really fun, and it shows Baby's internal conflict and him wanting more and more to get out of the criminal world, which ends pretty catastrophically. It pulls a bunch of twists really quickly; the last half-hour of the movie really, really keeps you on your toes. A bunch of characters die, the last survivors being Baby, Buddy (Jon Hamm) and Baby's girlfriend Deborah (Lily James) having the final fight in the parking building where the heists have been planned. The fight itself was one of the best final fights I've ever seen, with great music (Queen's Brighton Rock, which you have to listen to, and also is a callback to an earlier scene), choreography, lighting and stakes.
Definitely watch this movie, it's absolutely awesome. One thing I haven't mentioned before is that all the scenes with music have everything happening to the rythm, which makes for really fun scenes. Just be warned, there is vulgar language and a lot of violence. But still, watch it. And my task for you: Just comment your favourite song.
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