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Review: Baby Driver (2017)

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Fig. 1 Baby Driver (2017) Movie Poster
Baby Driver is the fifth feature film by Edgar Wright, who has quickly become one of the most popular Directors working today, due to how well-adored his previous films are, by both critics and fans alike - Those films being Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), The World's End (2013) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). So, does Baby Driver prove to be another success for Wright?
Fig. 2 Baby (Played by Ansel Egort)
In many ways, Baby Driver is very similar to Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 film, Drive. Both films include a mysterious, and often silent, protagonist, who is an extremely skilled driver. It is due to those skills that make him the right choice for when someone is needed to get others out of a certain situation. Unlike Drive, however, which was very serious and quite dark at times, Baby Driver is an incredibly fun film that features some of the best car chases in recent years. Like his previous films, Edgar Wright's st…

Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

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Fig.1 Wonder Woman (2017) Movie Poster
To many, the DC Extended Universe is yet to reach the levels of success that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has hit. Whereas the high majority of the films that are part of the Marvel Universe have been mega blockbuster hits and are adored by both critics and fans alike, the three DC Universe films that have been released thus far: Man of Steel (2013), Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016), have been incredibly divisive, to say the least. So, can Patty Jenkins help DC by bringing us a Wonder Woman film that will fill us with optimism for this franchise and it's upcoming releases - in particular Justice League, which will release later this year?
Fig.2 Diana Prince (Played by Gal Gadot -left) and Hippolyta (Played by Connie Nielsen - right)
As we continue to push for equality in our society, we want to see more diversity within our films, as well, because of this there was a lot of excitement and anticipation for th…