Does it present an unrealistic? Exactly two female characters, including a manic pixie dream girl and a gun moll with supermodel looks who's killed to give a villain murderous motivation? How did it affect you? Whenever Elgort's Baby is behind the wheel, this movie is a ballet of stylish automotive mayhem -- but the minute everyone gets out, things quickly slump into stereotypes. A man's parents are killed in a car accident, which is replayed several times viewers see a fast-approaching car and splintering glass ; another car accident leaves the passengers covered in blood and one dead. Maybe he can even go out on a date with Debora , the cute waitress at his favorite diner. There are several mass shootings, with machine-gun deaths choreographed to music; you'll also see several car accidents with splintering glass and bloody dead bodies, sudden deaths, blood, and gore. Characters, including ones viewers are likely to sympathize with, are suddenly and brutally killed -- usually shot, but in one scene a character falls from a great height. But he's treated shabbily by Baby and the story. But with the volatile Buddy , Bats , and Darling on the job, complications are almost guaranteed -- and the likelihood that Baby's going to get away clean is getting smaller all the time.
Parents need to know that Baby Driver is an action-packed crime drama about a young getaway driver for a group of Atlanta bank robbers. Female characters, all two of them, are sidelined and stereotypical; one's a manic pixie dream girl, the other a doomed femme fatale. Much of the action centers on getaway drives; these scenes are thrilling, but the violence is glamorized. Baby Driver goes exactly where you expect it will, and it has the exact same beats you've seen plenty of times before. Dead body stored in a trunk.
With an impassive Elgort in the driver's seat, his ever-present earbuds clamped on and operatic songs by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion or Queen swelling on the soundtrack, a succession of cars dart and climb and swerve and slide, drawing gasps and cheers from the audience. Flying blood and gore, dead bodies, and use of big, flashy guns, including machine guns. Are there any positive or strong female characters? Character run over by a car. Just one more job will get him out of hock; then he can get a real job and live in peace with his foster father, Joseph. Baby is a hero you can enjoy but not truly cheer for. Does it seem at all realistic? How does that change its? Many of the characters eventually die sudden, terrible deaths.
Violence is constant and often glamorized. . Remind teen viewers not to try this at home! But it's so short on emotion that while it dazzles the eye, it fails to grab viewers on a visceral level. There's some smoking and social drinking; one character has a drug addiction he feeds by stealing. How can they be heroes if they're stealing and destroying property? The main character is a reckless driver who performs over-the-top stunts; parents may want to remind teens not to try this at home.
Perhaps the only notable role model is Baby's foster father, Joseph, who's loving and kind to Baby and tries to stop him from making mistakes. Now Baby is a getaway driver for Doc, and he's so good at what he does that he seems unstoppable -- and stylish, since he always selects the perfect song for each caper. A hero whose Tragic Backstory includes a Poetically Ironic orphaning his parents died in a car accident -- Baby drives a car! It's something truly beautiful to see. Nonetheless, Baby Driver isn't without its merits -- chiefly the incredible style with which its driving stunts are handled. . .
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