Back again with another film review for you today, this time it’s all about Edgar Wright’s new film Baby Driver! (I bet you didn’t guess that from the title!)
Although I frustratingly couldn’t see this film on the day it was released I was lucky enough to have a couple of days to let the hype start to settle around this film and fortunately it managed not only to meet this exceptionally high level, but exceeded it. So as soon as I got home from the cinema I sat down with my notebook, splurged all my thoughts down, did a quick little bit of research and recorded this video. I wanted it all to be fresh in my mind – I definitely think the buzz of it still shines through despite having to re-record it because I deleted all of my audio!
However I have reflected a bit more on the film and I have to admit that there was one thing that I had a bit of an issue with and that’s the fact that I wish the film had been a little less male-dominated.
The female characters were lacking in number (there are only 2 named female characters) and those 2 characters are rather lacking in backstory, which I think is a huge shame! In my opinion there were a number of opportunities where male roles could have been traded with women which wouldn’t have changed the dynamic. However I don’t think that takes away from the film itself, especially since many of the other characters lack backstories since, as I say in my review up there ☝️, this is a film all about Baby. Perhaps it could’ve added something more to it and made it PERFECT but nevertheless I adore this film! It really is genius!
Now if you haven’t already, go check out my video review up there ☝️️☝️️☝️️