When Baby Driver came out in 2017 it was touted as a new type of action film because writer-director Edgar Wright syncopated the scenes with music. As it turned out the movie was an average heist flick. It had the main character Miles aka Baby (Ansel Elgort) being a good guy, but he lives a life of crime being a getaway driver for a bunch of schemers and sociopaths who are going to rob the U.S. Postal Service made up of Doc (Kevin Spacey), Buddy (John Hamm), Darling (Eiza Gonzalez), and Bats (Jamie Foxx). His situation is made worse when he meets a girl named Debora (Lily James). The dilemma was whether Baby could extract himself from the crooks he’d fallen in with.
The opening scene shows what the film is going to be like. Baby is being a driver for Buddy, Darling and one other person who are robbing a bank. The music starts right away and Baby starts pounding on everything in the car to go along with the beat. Wright got more stylistic later on such as when Baby is walking down the street listening to “The Harlem Shuffle” and lyrics appear on light polls, a music store with a bunch of horns in the window appears when the brass crank up in the song, etc. The problem was the style didn’t make the story any better.
You can predict how things will turn out at the end. It’s not a bad plot and the music was an added bonus, but it just wasn’t as great as everyone was trying to say this flick was going to be.