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post #201 of 211

It's almost impossible not to compare Baby Driver to Drive, especially since both films' prologue do largely the same thing to cement the tone of each respective films. If I had to choose: yeah, Drive is the better movie. That's not to throw shade at Baby Driver because I really, really liked the movie, but I think there's a lot going on in Drive while Baby Driver is perfectly fine with being a fun spectacle.

 

Saw this yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. Though I can see some being disappointed since the hype for this was so fucking strong, that people are going to be walking into this expecting a masterpiece. It's not. Again, that's not really meant to throw shade at the movie, it's just that I thin some of the praise was a bit overstated. Like,for as much as Baby Driver's usage of editing and music is really cool, nothing about it made me lose my mind. Not in the same way watching Hot Fuzz or Scott Pilgrim did. Having said that, I feel that a re-watch might push me into the love it camp.

post #202 of 211

The big difference between Drive and BD is that Gosling's character is entirely self-motivated. He picks his jobs and sets his price. Baby only does what he does because he's forced to, and has a talent for it, but he'd clearly be happier making dub tapes.

post #203 of 211

Sony are getting sued for using T-Rex's "Debora" in Baby Driver

 

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This is per The Wrap, which notes that one arm of Sony did try to contact the rightsholders for “Debora,” since Bolan’s son, Rolan Feld, only learned that the song was being used when Sony Music contacted him for its use on the soundtrack album. But Feld contends that nobody tried to clear the song for its use in the film itself, and the suit claims that “Sony responded with a series of conflicting explanations, claims that other parties were liable for the infringement, and requests for more time to investigate the matter” when Feld contacted them.

In the six weeks since Feld brought this infringement to Defendant Sony’s attention, Defendants have done little more than point fingers at one another—and they have neither apologized nor offered to pay Feld a reasonable license fee.

 

Wright must be seething at Sony's incompetence right now.

post #204 of 211
Classic Sony!
post #205 of 211
I caught the tail end of a local news broadcast where the mentioned something about a possible Baby Driver sequel idea. One anchor flat out said that the movie looked stupid and they don't know why anyone would see that when Transformers was in theatres instead.

God help us all.
post #206 of 211
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Originally Posted by superlaser View Post

I caught the tail end of a local news broadcast where the mentioned something about a possible Baby Driver sequel idea. One anchor flat out said that the movie looked stupid and they don't know why anyone would see that when Transformers was in theatres instead.

God help us all.

Was it Ron Burgundy?

I enjoyed this movie though I agree it had a great build up only to be let down by a inexplicable ending and the weakest action scene in the movie.

I didnt think about it while watching but can see it as a musical action mash up with Wrights visual style in full display. Although the music in this I wasnt quite feeling as much as in Wrights previous movies still seeing music play such a huge role in everything that was going on was really enjoyable.

In ways it feels like a side project of his(a impressive side project none the lesz) so i wouldnt put it up there with his previous films but i still enjoyed it quite a bit and glad he made it.

I was fine with the relationship as i didnt feel like a backstory was really needed to explain their puppy love. I did miss the comedy apect of Wright's films and was a bit bummed that one of the better jokes of the movie was ruined by the trailer(mike myers mask) which i must have seen about 20 times. This movie was well marketed do it do pretty well? i havent checked.
post #207 of 211
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 This movie was well marketed do it do pretty well? i havent checked.

Made $220 worldwide. Modest hit?

post #208 of 211

Loved the shit out of it. Even the end, when Hammbone goes all Michael Meyers in an SUV. Sure, I would have preferred the final action sequence to take place somewhere other than a parking garage, but that being the case, I thought the parking garage looked really good! Lots of really nice shots.

 

I listened to Midnite Vultures all the way through for the first time last week. What a fantastic album ,and I've had Debra stuck in my head.

 

Between that cameo and the whole line about getting on I-20 and just driving west ... the movie was speaking to me man!

 

I think people didn't like Baby's performance because he looks like a douchebag. But he's not a douchebag! He was fine, and his scenes with his deaf roommate were fantastic. The only real problem I had with the third act was I thought it was set up for Baby to end up deaf, then Hamm goes and blows out his eardrums, so I gave myself daps for calling it. But I guess he was fine? I think there was an opportunity there, to just cut out the sound at that point and tell the rest of the movie visually. Would audiences hate that? I don't know, audiences are fucking stupid. Feeling the bass instead of hearing it is such a beautiful element that gets snuck in. 

Don't understand the complaints about the romance. They're in love, its not complicated. She's a lovely young lady, the kid has impeccable taste in music, it doesn't need to complicated just for complexity's sake. Their chemistry was on point.

 

Just a joyful movie. I don't think I smiled that much through a movie since, shit. Shaolin Soccer?

post #209 of 211

Good News: There's probably going to be a Baby Driver 2

 

Bad News: Edgar Wright may only write it, and not direct. Booo!

 

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"Those talks are already in the works. The deal is being hammered out as we speak. So, hopefully, I’m going to at least write a second one. I’ve definitely got lots of ideas. Whether it’s the next movie, I don’t know. I’m just working that out at the moment, actually. I have a couple of things that I’ve been developing, and also a couple of new ideas that I had, and all the nice things things that I’ve been offered since [the release of Baby Driver]. I would like to get back on the saddle very shortly, because — slightly beyond my control — but there was four years between The World’s End and Baby Driver. I don’t want it to be that long again. I would love to have a film out in the next two years.”
post #210 of 211
So where is this guy driving the babies to, anyway?
post #211 of 211
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So where is this guy driving the babies to, anyway?

 

Roy Moore's motel room. 

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