Baby Driver

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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Count Machuki » 17 Jul 2017, 16:35

People keep coming to our block at the office to take pictures, talking about Baby Driver
I guess our block is famous now!
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby F.o.W » 18 Jul 2017, 01:08

Film of the year, by a country mile. The way the lyrics to Harlem Shuffle come up in the graffiti, Tequila!, the stunts were genuine, no CGI. Can't understand how people cant like it. Seen it twice. Love it!
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Geezee » 18 Jul 2017, 08:52

Jesus Christ.
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Belle Lettre » 23 Jul 2017, 23:02

It was a blast!
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby The Modernist » 24 Jul 2017, 08:18

This does sound dreadful like Fast and Furious for hipsters.

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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Neige » 27 Jul 2017, 20:57

According to a review I read, the gist of the film is that the director simply choreographed car chases to music he liked.

And that inconsistencies in the plot were secondary.

Under these premises, I'll certainly enjoy it. :P
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Belle Lettre » 27 Jul 2017, 21:05

That's the perfect description, and you will!
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Jul 2017, 22:20

I think G should be forced to see it.
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 27 Jul 2017, 22:25

I can actually understand the criticisms to some extent - it is flashy and insubstantial and it fits around a hip soundtrack and there are holes in the plot and and and and - but you get sucked in and it's just really very entertaining.

It has a 15 certificate, by the way, so anyone expecting Tarantino levels of gore might be disappointed. Or pleasantly surprised, even.
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby fire and fueryIre » 01 Aug 2017, 15:12

Just watched this and despite a slow and rather contrived start, it moved along pretty well. Loved the way that John Hamm's gun was timed with Hocus Pocus on the ST during the shoot out after the final robbery.

Anyone know if that was Nick Frost (and possibly SImon Pegg) in the opening sequence as he walks down the street with the coffee.
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Aug 2017, 17:46

Saw it yesterday, it was okay, I guess. Tarantino-Lite.

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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 14 Aug 2017, 15:27

Almost saw it yesterday.
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Geezee » 15 Aug 2017, 09:48

How on earth anyone can like it is beyond me!
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 15 Aug 2017, 12:49

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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Geezee » 15 Aug 2017, 13:25

I genuinely don't get it. If there had been a single moment that was vaguely funny, clever or intelligent, or some half-decent acting, or even a single memorable scene, fine - but this movie goes straight to the bottom of any movie I've seen since the Crystal Skull. There is literally no redeeming feature that I see in it - quite the opposite, it is offensively bad. The cinema I went to see it in seemed to agree - there were moments where the audience were laughing incredulously at how bad it was, and there was at least one couple that walked out (my wife and I were extremely close to). I really am amazed to see that anyone liked it. Fair enough - clearly some people have. Some people voted Trump too. :?
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby northernsky » 15 Aug 2017, 14:13

It was fun and exhiliarating, but I felt the same way as I did about Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead - I really wanted to like it more, but a few too many jokes, or too many lines, landed a bit flat for me.

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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Geezee » 16 Aug 2017, 09:01

northernsky wrote:It was fun and exhiliarating, but I felt the same way as I did about Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead - I really wanted to like it more, but a few too many jokes, or too many lines, landed a bit flat for me.


One man's fun and exhilarating is another man's tedious and predictable I guess :) .
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Re: Baby Driver

Postby Snarfyguy » 20 Aug 2017, 18:23

Geezee wrote:I genuinely don't get it. If there had been a single moment that was vaguely funny, clever or intelligent, or some half-decent acting, or even a single memorable scene, fine - but this movie goes straight to the bottom of any movie I've seen since the Crystal Skull. There is literally no redeeming feature that I see in it - quite the opposite, it is offensively bad. The cinema I went to see it in seemed to agree - there were moments where the audience were laughing incredulously at how bad it was, and there was at least one couple that walked out (my wife and I were extremely close to). I really am amazed to see that anyone liked it. Fair enough - clearly some people have. Some people voted Trump too. :?


Crystal Skull, you say? Sounds intriguing!

*goes to Netflix*
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