Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around


Baby Driver

Watch the opening car chase from Edgar Wright's Baby Driver

11:00 AM on 07.14.2017 // Hubert Vigilla
  @HubertVigilla

And also check out this 2003 music video

Baby Driver was pretty good. Our own Matthew Razak liked Edgar Wright's latest film, though acknowledged in his review that the film's technical wizardry doesn't quite overcome the flawed story and sometimes inconsistent characters. I'm more lukewarm on the film overall in that I love the first half but think the second half is marred by a bunch of missed opportunities. Like Matt said, Baby Driver doesn't sustain the interweaving of music and action in the second half. Instead we get some heist movie cliches. That's unfortunate because the way the movie moves to the music is what makes Baby Driver worth watching.

Case in point, the opening scene of Baby Driver is now online. This car chase masterfully syncs a bank heist to "Bellbottoms" by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Check out the opening scene of Baby Driver below.

This scene is followed by another great musical moment: an extended single-take shot in which our hero buys some coffee, dancing and walking all the while to Bob & Earl's "Harlem Shuffle". It's a shame this infectious synchronization is missing in the last half of the movie. It's like going to a pizza place and getting a cheeseburger.

This isn't the first time Edgar Wright has played with music and bank heists, however. Way back in 2003, Wright directed a music video that feels like a proof of concept for the above Baby Driver clip. Bonus: it has Nick Frost.

Check out the music video for Mint Royale's "Blue Song" below.



Hubert Vigilla, Editor-at-Large
 Follow Blog + disclosure HubertVigilla Tips
Hubert Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely indistinguishable from 4/5 of people who live in Brooklyn. He writes about film, television, books, music, politics, cu... more   |   staff directory



 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

Flixist's previous coverage:
Baby Driver


  Jun 28

Review: Baby Driver

Fred Astaire meets Bullit


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant
Ads on Flixist may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


Review of Sacachispas: Documenting Argentina’s Passion

VPN Service Provider

Poker Films

Tips for the cricket fielding to improve performance

Facts for Cricket Betting Online

Test

Benefits of Human Growth Hormones

The Power of Social Media for You Small Business

Five Reasons Why Slumber is Ideal for Your Fitness

Constantly on the Road? Use these 7 Best Apps for Watching Movies on your iPhone

 Add your impressions


Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -