Edgar Wright is a director who you will know from his style alone before you realize anything else, but that’s what makes him so endearing. The director of films such as Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs the World you should expect a movie that has quippy comedy while having some underrated visuals and camera angles. Somewhat of a hipster’s director, let’s not forget that the man actually makes good movies in the process, and it doesn’t hurt he recruited Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Ham, and has Ansel Elgort in the lead role.
The story is simple, there is a brilliant getaway driver who goes by the name of Baby, because of his baby face and youthful appearence, but little do people know – as seen in the first scene of the trailer – that Baby is more than meets the eye. The stunt work with the cars and the free running look terrific and weirdly realistic for what most driving films often are while still giving a colorful, almost graphic novel/comic book vibe to the film that Wright is so good at.
This would be a step in a slightly newer direction for Wright, but after he left Ant-Man before Sean Payton took over to direct the rest, Wright stayed in his own lane as a whole while making movies he wanted, this is further proof that he is making the right decisions. It’s a fun trailer with colorful visuals and a story which I’m sure we can predict, but it will executed by a director that organically branches away from the norm with his movies.