I predict most people are going to buy into this and have a good time. Edgar Wright makes fluffy, inconsequential pop-tainment. It’s not about the ideas but the ride.
Baby Driver is a likable enough popcorn movie. It’s an old tale of a criminal with a heart of gold who finds love. The car action sequences are wild and well shot. Quirky people show up, nasty people, and “Baby” is the contrast to all of them.
I felt a bit hollow by the end, a definite lack of sustenance, but then again the film works on its own terms. It’s got the Hollywood/corporate mentality through and through. It’s not about offering ideas but about teasing the audience and, in the end, reinforcing the status quo. I’d argue it’s not art at all, but something other.
The stand-up comedy novel.