I enjoy movies about stupid kids in love, ridiculous action movies, and I love a good heist movie. Put them all together with an excellent soundtrack that spans genres and you have 2017?s Baby Driver, which did not get enough credit for being as ambitious and entertaining as it was. I found it absolutely delightful and am really looking forward the sequel, some news of which just came out. MTV’s Josh Horowitz asked star Ansel Elgort about it. Elgort said he’s seen the script and that a sequel is probably coming, but that would need to be confirmed with writer/director Edgar Wright (Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World). It will be a while though as Wright has other projects in production.
People goes on to recount that this was one of Kevin Spacey’s last films before we learned what a monster he is. (*Mild spoiler* his character isn’t likely to be making a return anyway.) I know that Ansel is an acquired taste and that he’s an eccentric dude, but I thought that he was excellent in this and that Lily James was wonderful. She’s so mesmerizing on screen, I also loved her in Mamma Mia 2. I’m primarily reporting this so that I can use what minor influence I have to convince whomever that this movie should happen sooner rather than later. This was one of my favorite films of the past couple of years.