“In this business, the moment you catch feelings is the moment you catch a bullet,” Bats (Jamie Foxx)
BABY DRIVER is full of these premonitions, from warnings to dreams, and an audience weaned on cinema is right to be wary. Are they setting up false expectations, or are they merely prepping us for future plot points? One can’t help feel these asides are unnecessary. There is a difference between subtle allusion, and outright explanations. These moments do not however derail the movie. Better than SHAUN OF THE DEAD, but not in the same league as SCOTT PILGRIM, director Edgar Wright’s latest is Tarantino-esque. Shades of TRUE ROMANCE and DEATH PROOF add tension to his latest, which has been absent from his previous jocular projects. BABY DRIVER might have been anodyne summer fare, but the swearing and violence adds peril: Will the lead make it out alive?
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