While most of America spent the 4th of July hanging out with family and friends and being grateful for all that they have, Anthony Bourdain was busy leaving three word movie reviews. Both Matt and I have seen Baby Driver, and we obviously have a different opinion than Mr. Bourdain. The worst part about this is that he doesn’t follow up with any more information. It’s just ‘Fuck BABY DRIVER’ and that’s it. I just have so many questions. What didn’t you like about it? Why did you capitalize the words ‘baby driver’? Do you hate people with tinnitus? It’s one thing to not like a movie. That’s the beauty of conversing about different art forms, whether it be TV, movies, music or anything else that people create. It’s another thing to just drop something on Twitter to be an asshole. While Bourdain might’ve started this war, we got the last laugh:
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I know I sound like a broken record. “Matt, why are you posting ANOTHER Baby Driver trailer? You already posted two!” I hear you. I really do. I’m just not going to listen. Baby Driver is the movie of the year…maybe decade, and you don’t even know it yet! Yes, I’m soft when it comes to critiquing movies, but when a film comes along and reminds me why I love movies in the first place…well that’s something special. This flick isn’t going to make you cry (like how I was sobbing in Wonder Woman), but it will give you the meanest set of goosebumps you’ve ever had. I can’t for ya’ll to see this.
For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer…
“An action movie that is driven by music.” That’s how Edgar Wright introduced this flick to a packed house the the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. While that is an accurate description, this movie is so much more than that. The cast is great, the soundtrack is amazing, it’s funny and the cinematography/choreography is stunning. The way music is linked to action reminds me of a great musical. A musical with LOTS of police chases (The best kind). Expect Ansel Elgort to blow the fuck up after this. Seriously, he was that good. When this movie comes out later this year, you should be first in line to get tickets. I would write more, but I would just end up gushing about this masterpiece, spoiling every bit of it along the way. ‘Baby Driver’ is one of those movies that reminded me why I love movies.
Now, please excuse me, i’m currently rearranging my top 10 movies of all time.