Hold me closer Baby Driver
Baby Driver is a uniquely exhilarating ride with some of the most inventive action sequences of 2017. These days, Hollywood is awash with an interminable deluge of sequels and TV shows brought to the big screen – Baby Driver is a refreshing drop in this tedious ocean. This is the story of Baby, a young getaway driver, who gets called into for one last job with Kevin Spacey and his crew of roughnecks.
With the numerous uninspiring car chases in recent films, it’s easy to assume the trope has been exhausted. Yet for a movie based almost exclusively around the car chase Baby Driver is excellent.
We love buddy cop movies here at Culture Hash. What’s better than seeing worlds collide, when the mild-mannered ‘by the books’ cop is paired with a rogueish maverick? The film series that is responsible for defining this sub-genre is Lethal Weapon, where Danny Glover’s restrained Roger Murtaugh is paired with Mel Gibson’s reckless Martin Riggs.
The wild success of their 1987 debut spawned 3 sequels of declining quality, plus an even worse TV show which came out 18 years after Lethal Weapon 4. We’re looking at the TV series and asking whether it’s any good. How do the rebooted version of Riggs and Murtaugh compare to the original? How fun is the action? For answers to these questions and more, join us for the first instalment of the creatively-titled TV Series v Film.