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Well, this escalated quickly!

I saw Baby Driver this week, and enjoyed it quite a bit! If I had one complaint, it’s that the second half of the film lacks an incredible choreographed car chase sequence, which is disappointing since that is the movie’s gimmick. The opening action scene sucks you in with one of the coolest movie car chases I’ve seen, but it sets up false promises as well, because it never tops its opening action piece. Still, Baby Driver has plenty of personality, quirky characters, and a tightly scripted plot that’s well paced. It’s easy to sympathize with the lead character, Baby, and his plight to escape the criminal underworld. Even all his criminal cohorts, who are all horrifically awful people, are given sympathetic elements that make them hard to hate. The story flies by despite the movie’s hour and fifty minute run time. Going into an Edgar Wright film, I anticipate a lot of comedy and goofiness, and although Baby Driver has those elements, they’re more on the sidelines. The film is far more interested in tense action, high stakes, and stylish editing. Don’t expect a straight up comedy, but if you’re in the mood for a tense, unique crime thriller, Baby Driver is s good time… It’s also got a fantastic soundtrack. I’d recommend it, even amidst the plethora of worthy summer films filling theaters this month!

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  • endplanets

    Not a very good guard for the Wataro it seems.

  • McNutty

    Tadashi is already penultimate boss material: badass, personal connection to protagonist, similar style, sort of like ghirahim, big boss, or jetstream sam. What is Honou-Ko going to bring to the table to top this?

    • Turul

      One hell of a sweet mask, naturally!

    • KungFuKlobber

      The kabuki talents of an Ennosuke Nakamura headliner?

    • LordBolanderFace

      I’m mentally debating the likelihood of him unmasking himself and turning out to be Hirotomo himself. Probably not, but I bet that reveal is going to be something big and dramatic. Also, I doubt Tadashi’s going to die here. He has to find out Genchu’s alive, go through his betrayal arc with Hirotomo, have his perceptions of his lord (and his loyalties) destroyed, and possibly switch sides.

      • Dylan

        Nah, I’m betting “he” is going to be revealed as Harumi Wataro.

  • Sunwu

    Me: Omg Yori akwardly drew his sword and got suprised by an attack! he’s gonna say it!
    Yori is gonna say it in the next panel I know it! His famous catch phrase: “Holy flippipn! shnikeys of death!!!”

    Joe: no

    #only 2002 nnfb fans will get this

    • Kid Chaos

      He’ll counter with “super sword slicing genki attack!” 😜

    • suburban_samurai

      We have officially discontinued that terminology!

      • Sunwu

        “Holy flipping shnikies of demonic destruction!”

  • Turul

    I’m really liking Tadashii. Hope this fight gets to go on for a while. 😀

  • IDPounder

    You know things just got real with Tadashi when his irises turn white!

  • TheMaskedFerret

    Duty above all describes his expression in the last panel perfectly. Even if he does not like the duty.

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