Monday, 17 July 2017
'Baby Driver' has arrived with considerable fanfare for its extensive musical soundtrack and its hip, modern style.
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young man who drives getaway cars for teams of bank robbers. 'Drives' is an understatement. He is an artist of the getaway craft zooming, weaving, twirling, burning and many others 'ings' a stunt driver - and CGI effects - can muster. He has a good heart; witness the care he takes of his deaf step-father but bank robbing can only end badly if you don't know when to stop.
I'm not certain what age group this film is targeting. The relationship between Baby and his girlfriend seems to target teens and twenty-somethings but then the assorted gangsters, all heavily tattooed, and their mild accountant style leader Doc (Kevin Spacey) seem aimed at other demographics altogether.
And then there is the continuous sound track which is a scattergun of styles. Speaking of guns, the violence comes fast and thick the longer the film runs.
Not a film for me.