Baby Driver won’t hit theaters until late this summer, but Edgar Wright’s newest movie in which he’s written and directed looks to be an adrenaline rush.
The movie stars Ansel Elgort who suffers from tinnitus, a ringing in his ears. He uses music to dull it all the while making a living as a getaway driver.
I realize that both trailers for Baby Driver the U.S. and International version were released this past weekend, but after seeing both and being completely blown away I felt the need to share for those who may not be aware of this movie.
In an interview with Empire, Edgar Wright explained the central theme of his movie that centers on the character of Baby and why Baby feels that he’s not a criminal even though he does the crime.
“He’s somebody who’s in it for the buzz more than the spoils. Baby genuinely excels at, and likes, driving fast. What the movie becomes about is the idea that Baby can’t be in crime without becoming criminal. Can this getaway driver escape himself?”
What stood out for me as I watched both trailers were the insane car chases that looked just amazing and more realistic compared to those I saw in The Fate of the Furious trailers. I’m not saying the Fast and Furious people don’t know what they are doing, but after seeing the Baby Driver trailer I know which movie I will be seeing in theaters and which one I will pass on.
That was something else the director mentioned in his interview with Empire that all the stunts were done practically.
“Jeremy Fry, our ace stunt driver, and Darrin Prescott, our Stunt Coordinator, came up with that one, which is this idea of doing a 180 in and a 180 out. It’s quite astonishing to look at. We tried to do nearly everything for real on the roads. This is real driving. These are real stunts. And it feels like a real getaway chase in terms of the short cuts, outfoxing the police, and hairpin turns.”
Something else the Baby Driver trailer did that also stood out for me was the use of music and although I can’t speak for everyone the use of music can take a movie from being good to something you can’t forget. Granted it takes more then just music to make a movie great, but it can take it to another level.
“One of the premises of the movie is that Baby is pretty much sound tracking the movie. Every song you hear in the movie is actually happening within the scene. And in some parts of the movie he can’t really operate properly without the right music playing.”
Below I’ve posted both the U.S. theatrical trailer and the international trailer. The international trailer will give you more of the story.
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
Baby Driver is scheduled for theatrical release on August 11th, 2017.
Official Synopsis for Baby Driver:
A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.