Baby Driver (2017)
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young, innocent-looking prodigy of a getaway-driver who at all times listens to music on his iPod – setting the soundtrack to his life while reading lips to stay in conversations. Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is the man behind this creative take on Walter Hill's The Driver from 1978, and Wright's directorial style works well to complement the basic premise. Unfortunately, the film's script isn't equally strong or creative, which means that once the music stops, our interest drops. But rest assured, that doesn't happen too often. Kevin Spacey plays the heist kingpin in a cliched manner, and most of the supporting players follow his lead. Baby Driver is supposed to be some kind of nostalgia trip with a touch of irony. And yes, it's rather fun.