In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Debora, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music?Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Bats names three titles that are considered "hex songs:" The Guns N' Roses cover of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," The Eagles' "Hotel California," and Boyz II Men's "End of the Road." "Knockin'" was based on a superstition held by an ex-convict that Edgar Wright interviewed, where he said that a robbery gig would be called off if the song is played over the radio prior to executing the plan. "Hotel California" is one of the songs that in real-life Jamie Foxx absolutely detests (he ad-libbed that line). While there has yet to be an explanation for End of the Road, it highlights the complicated relationship between Baby and Debora throughout the film that he was forced to drop things for Doc's heists. See more »
While planning for the armored car heist, Baby notes that Doc instructed them not to buy their Halloween masks at the same time (to prevent suspicion), yet when they get to the heist JD appears to have picked up all three of the (incorrect) Halloween masks. However, they could easily have ignored the advice as being overprotective or unnecessary. See more »
I may have been more generous with the rating I chose, however due to the overwhelming number of highly positive reviews, I feel that some brutal honesty is required here.
The main themes in most of the reviews I've stumbled across are that this movie has a refreshingly original story and that the car chase scenes were exceptional. Neither circumstance holds true. The story was as cut and dry as any in this genre and the car chase scenes were bland, boring, and made no sense to me. Compared to a movie like Drive, where the protagonist's backstory actually lends to his driving skills (stunt car driver, motorsports participant), in Baby Driver, we're supposed to believe that some kid somehow acquired exceptional getaway driver abilities because of...tinnitus? There is no connection here, not to me anyway. And as for the chase scenes, utterly boring and unoriginal. The cars were completely lame too. Taking Drive as a point of contention again, the cars in Drive even have some degree of backstory to make the seemingly unbelievable chase scenes more believable...upgraded chassis, suspension, and souped up engines. In Baby Driver, we're given nothing more than showroom stock grocery getters...not even the top end models of the cars were chosen to take on the challenges. It was just all around stupid to me and I was left disappointed.
OK so the soundtrack was good. But this is not Forrest Gump where a compelling, original story is amplified by a perfectly curated soundtrack. Instead, it's a collection of good music used in campy fashion. If what you're after is the soundtrack, get a Spotify account. Dollar for dollar you'll get a lot more out of it, I promise.
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