Monday, March 13, 2017

‘Baby Driver’ Early Buzz: Edgar Wright Has Crafted a Dazzling Car Chase Musical

Baby Driver Reviews

Last night, attendees of South by Southwest were lucky enough to see the world premiere of Baby Driver, the latest film from Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs the World director Edgar Wright. The first trailer debuted just before the screening was over (watch it along with a much different international trailer over here), and if you’re somehow not convinced to see the movie, maybe the early buzz from the first reactions to the movie will help.

We have a round-up of some brief reactions to Baby Driver after the jump.

For those who may not be familiar with the film, here’s the synopsis for Baby Driver:

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Following the premiere, here are some of the Baby Driver reactions from Twitter last night, with the first coming from our own Jacob Hall (who will have a full review soon) and Devindra Hardawar, followed by some of the other press on hand down in Austin, Texas:

BABY DRIVER: Let's call this HEAT remade as a jukebox musical. Very different from Wright's previous movies and a total blast.

— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) March 12, 2017

And if you're a fan of Edgar Wright's long takes and music choices, Baby Driver will basically be your crack. Like a musical chase film

— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra) March 12, 2017

#BabyDriver is basically this for two entire hours. Sussing how I feel about that. #SXSW pic.twitter.com/ldwm8p9fCx

— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) March 12, 2017

BABY DRIVER: it's both the most and best Edgar Wright film. It's a flat-out brilliant, rip-roaring action musical. Loved it. #SXSW

— Neil Miller (@rejects) March 12, 2017

Drive + La La Land – pretension = Baby Driver #SXSW

— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) March 12, 2017

Baby Driver is a wild ride and a hell of a good time. #SXSW

— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) March 12, 2017

And cheers to Ryan Heffington, whose choreography is dizzying and dazzling. Always. #babydriver #sxsw

— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) March 12, 2017

Baby Driver is fuckin' awesome. Edgar Wright made his own version of a movie musical except the choreography is car stunts and violence.

— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) March 12, 2017

Without spoilers, I can say that one of my favorite parts about Baby Driver is that it constantly inverts expectation.

— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) March 12, 2017

Also I have no idea how Ansel Elgort lost out on Young Han Solo. He channels early Harrison Ford in both looks and charm in Baby Driver.

— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) March 12, 2017

BABY DRIVER's the opposite of DRIVE, in that I already have a crush on all the boys who are gonna wear the jacket from BABY DRIVER.

— Meredith Borders (@xymarla) March 12, 2017

BABY DRIVER is everything I never knew I needed. #SXSW audience losing their minds for it and it earns every bit of the love

— jen yamato (@jenyamato) March 12, 2017

BABY DRIVER is Edgar Wright's LA LA LAND: Every bit of its soundtrack is choreographed (by Ryan Heffington) to action and dialogue #SXSW

— jen yamato (@jenyamato) March 12, 2017

Elgort is great. Hamm is great. Spacey is great. Foxx is great. James is great. Already loved BABY DRIVER *before* the ATL Twins cameo #SXSW

— jen yamato (@jenyamato) March 12, 2017

BABY DRIVER takes the best chunks of 60s-90s music and cinema and mixes in a delicious Rocky Road; every bite better and better! Whew! #sxsw

— Aaron Morgan (@Aaron_Morgan) March 12, 2017

Baby Driver is like… what if La La Land was, you know, better

— Britt Hayes, Esq. (@MissBrittHayes) March 12, 2017

If you thought LA LA LAND rejuvenated the movie musical, wait until BABY DRIVER, which is like Busby Berkeley's GRAND THEFT AUTO. #SXSW

— erickohn (@erickohn) March 12, 2017

Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER really is like nothing else, a gangster heist romance car musical. Energy at #sxsw premiere just through the roof

— Mark Olsen (@IndieFocus) March 12, 2017

BABY DRIVER: Pop chaos. Forty years of action cinema grammar, all set to a beat. The fact that this even exists is a goddamn miracle. #SXSW

— Jacob Knight (@JacobQKnight) March 12, 2017

A. #BabyDriver kicks ass.
B. The #BabyDriver soundtrack kicks ass.
C. I don't think ass is going to recover for long, long time.#SXSW

— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) March 12, 2017

I'm not sure I agree with comparing BABY DRIVER to LA LA LAND. It's kinda like a musical, sure, but it isn't particularly like THAT musical.

— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) March 12, 2017

Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER is a film that matches the pulse of the best day you've ever lived! Incredible

— Harry Knowles (@headgeek666) March 12, 2017

‘Baby Driver’ Early Buzz: Edgar Wright Has Crafted a Dazzling Car Chase Musical

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