British filmmaker, Edgar Wright, (Shaun Of The Dead, Scott Pilgram, The World’s End, Baby Driver) first made it big to the silver screen, her began his career by writing and directing his very first film called “A Fistful Of Fingers,” a western parody of The Dollars Trilogy. Sadly the movie has never been commercially released outside of his birth country. He swore that one day he’ll manage to release it in the future along with a DVD/Blu-Ray commentary.
Wright gained critical & public reputation for releasing the zombie parody comedy, “Shaun Of The Dead,” with the help of his frequent collaborator, Simon Pegg. (also known for starring in the Star Trek reboot series, and the Mission Impossible films, excluding the first two)
Wright & Pegg reunite to work on another parody film on the Action Buddy Cop genre called “Hot Fuzz.”
Hot Fuzz was released in February 2007 in the U.K. prior to the American release date in April. The picture earned critical acclaim and it was a commercial hit.
With Baby Driver earning a lot of critical reviews from critics and movie goers, I’ve decided to write the article about the pros and cons for his parody film, to spread the word of mouth for everybody to see Baby Driver and someday, I’ll see it and reveal my real thoughts about his most recent work.
The following review is a non-SPOILER article. So feel free to read it.
Pros: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost delivered their well balanced laugh out loud performances.
The film mocks and subverts Action Buddy Cop cliches, making it feel unique.
Character Development involving Angel and his partnership with Danny.
Satirized depiction of The Sandford Police Force.
Action Sequences are filled with over the top gunplay, and gore. If you have a weak stomach, I implore you to get yourself a barf bag.
Cinematography was decent.
The Editing for the quick flashy scenes were used carefully as a jab on the flashy editing techniques used for Man On Fire.
The Chemistry between Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s characters, Angel & Danny felt suitable without the “We Are Through” cliche in most Buddy Cop Films.
The Arc Words are, “The Greater Good.”
The Villain’s identity from the previews, is kept secret, you’ll have to watch it for yourself.
The Mysterious Villain’s motivation for the crimes committed is explained. Ain’t gonna tell you all about it.
Martin Freeman, Steve Coogan, Bill Nighy, Peter Jackson, and Cate Blanchett have cameo appearances.
A recurring element is an ice cream brand called “Cornetto.” Edgar Wright confirmed each flavor represents a primary theme in each film for his Trilogy called “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.” Red for blood in Shaun Of The Dead, Blue for police in Hot Fuzz, and Green for aliens in The World’s End.
Cons: Honestly, I couldn’t find any problems with this movie. I think this one of the very few movies constructed with no flaws whatsoever.
The Final Verdict: A for APEX!
If you haven’t seen this picture, its a must see film if you’re an action movie fan, you’re gonna laugh your butt off. I highly recommend it alongside Shaun Of The Dead. What are you waiting for, go out and buy em, if you want to see Baby Driver!