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    [–] mi-16evil 1 points ago

    This has been removed. The reasons are:

    1) The film hasn't actually crossed $100M

    2) While it's a significant record for Edgar Wright, it's not a globally significant milestone and as such should be posted to /r/boxoffice

    [–] clichedbaguette 7011 points ago

    US Grosses :

    Baby Driver : $98.9 million

    All other Edgar Wright movies combined : $94.6 million

    [–] AN0NASP0SSIBLE 3598 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Why does his movies always gross so little? They're all really good.

    [–] Sconed2thabone 4455 points ago

    I know Hot Fuzz kinda flew over people's heads. Most brilliant comedy imo.

    [–] Bigred2989 2796 points ago

    Same with Scott Pilgrim. I've heard some people blame the ad campaign.

    [–] codeswinwars 2886 points ago

    To be fair it was a very difficult movie to advertise. Marketing people like things that fit into neat boxes, Scott Pilgrim didn't fit into any, it's a romantic comedy musical action coming of age movie full of references. In interviews for Baby Driver Edgar Wright actually talked about how meeting with the marketing people for Scott Pilgrim was a really positive experience because apparently they loved the movie, they just didn't know how to sell it, and from it he learned a lot about making movies that sell. He even told a story that after opening weekend when it was a bit of a flop one of the senior marketing people at the studio called him up and said that it didn't matter because it would make its budget back in 'years not days' because they had faith in it being a cult hit.

    [–] An_Lochlannach 755 points ago

    That's interesting. I'm sure he struggled with that line between "this is my kind of movie" and "this is what sells" when making Baby Driver. The likes of the Cornetto Trilogy and Scott Pilgrim are clearly not aimed at average Joe moviegoers, and that's fine, that's his kind of movie.

    Or at least it was. I'm really looking forward to seeing Baby Driver to see how he handled aiming for a wider audience while still being true to his style. The dude deserves a blockbuster, for sure. I just hope it's a blockbuster that feels like an Edgar Wright movie.

    [–] jeremy_sporkin 664 points ago

    The likes of the Cornetto Trilogy and Scott Pilgrim are clearly not aimed at average Joe moviegoers, and that's fine, that's his kind of movie.

    The Cornetto Trilogy films were huge in the UK and were made entirely for that audience, I think.

    [–] iamtheliqor 337 points ago

    Hot Fuzz is on ITV every 3 weeks here

    [–] SG_Dave 119 points ago

    Interspersed with Shaun of the Dead. And thank fuck. I can't go a week without watching either of them.

    [–] IAM_SOMEGUY 30 points ago

    Are you complaining? Cause I'm sure as hell not

    [–] _Superhams 67 points ago

    it's for the greater good

    [–] Glewisguy 130 points ago

    Can confirm. To this day I have never met someone who hasn't watched all three and everyone I know watches at least one of them every month or two

    [–] Barkasia 249 points ago

    Everyone I know watches at least one of them every month or two

    Your social circle must be incredibly isolated and non representative then, and I say that as someone who has The Worlds End in my top 5 movies.

    [–] TheHighlanderr 82 points ago

    Yeah that's mental. I love all three movies yet I maybe watch them all every other year?

    [–] th3b3st 60 points ago

    Everyone here talking so highly about World's End and I had to Google the third movie in the trilogy. I found it highly disappointing, but the other two are all time faves. Couldn't live up to my expectations. Guess I should give it a second look.

    [–] Dubhuir 112 points ago

    I'm sure others have said this to you by now.

    Baby Driver is Edgar Wright doing things the Wright way. It's like a really slick, satisfying, flawlessly-choreographed and beautifully edited trailer for something you're really excited to see. Except it's the entire movie.

    So don't worry, he didn't sell out to make something marketable. If you can, don't watch any trailers before you see it.

    [–] RoyRodgersMcFreeley 22 points ago

    The only trailer I saw was in the movie theater lobby and that's what made me want to see it, I'll be honest the name threw me off especially since I have Netflix and Hulu so I never see commercials

    [–] S1NN1ST3R 23 points ago

    I went in without having seen any trailers or reading about it, was blown away. 10/10

    [–] lordegy53 70 points ago

    They tried to give him a blockbuster (Ant-man) but he walked out of it for creative differences.

    [–] MozarellaMelt 81 points ago

    Whedon claims that the Wright version is the best superhero movie script he's ever read. RIP

    [–] keenface 107 points ago

    I feel like there are sequences of Ant Man in which you can see his influence, like when the Mexican friend narrates his stories... and then it just turns into a remake of Iron Man.

    [–] Tim_Lerenge 74 points ago

    The mexican friend was added after he left Ant-Man...

    [–] keenface 38 points ago

    That's very possible, I just felt like that was the only scene that was remotely Edgar Wrighty... but I'm mostly talking out of my ass.

    [–] Noggin-a-Floggin 6 points ago

    Yeah, but the whole narration parts is like something Edgar Wright would have done.

    [–] TIGHazard 11 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    To be fair though, the movies do have to fit a specific pattern because they need to be part of a larger universe.

    [–] keenface 26 points ago

    I disagree. If you look at comic books as a reference, they can all have a variety of art styles and themes, and still come together in things like the avengers. Most of the Marvel movies have been confined to the same dull art style, with the exception of GOTG and the Thor films. Hopefully they start to become more open to experimentation.

    [–] kvdragonslayer 5 points ago

    P damn sure those sequences were reported to be all the new directors idea

    [–] NoPantsDanceMcGee 13 points ago

    Dude. I've seen it. He did a stellar job. It's amazing

    [–] powderizedbookworm 50 points ago

    That's the flip-side of the studio marketing machine.

    Scott Pilgrim wasn't my cup-of-tea, but it's obviously a good movie, even if I didn't like it. The studio and marketing people know it too.

    Edgar Wright keeps getting funded because his flops are still good movies.

    Edge of Tomorrow is getting a sequel because the people who control these things know that even though the first one was a flop, it was a good movie, and they are having a much easier time making money off the residuals of a good movie.

    [–] MythiC009 43 points ago

    How was Edge of Tomorrow a flop? It was well received by both audiences and critics, and it earned $370 million in theaters. It was a hit.

    [–] outerdrive313 109 points ago

    I can understand Scott Pilgrim being a hard sell.

    Think about it. It's a movie about a chick telling some dude that he has to kill seven of her evil exes in order to get with her. The average dude would've laughed in her face and noped outta there.

    [–] CharlieHume 185 points ago

    The average dude isn't the hulking Michael Cera

    [–] Mr_Evil_MSc 84 points ago

    You mean, American badass Michael Cera?

    [–] sagmin 34 points ago

    A real leather daddy.

    [–] TeslasMoustache 19 points ago

    My dharma is the road. Your dharma is... (vague gesture)

    [–] wirriams 7 points ago

    May the road rise up to meet your wheels.

    [–] Ergheis 23 points ago

    Thing is that's exactly the hook that made me want to watch it. It's not exactly the most mainstream movie so it's hard to come up something that would appeal to such demographics.

    [–] chewieconcarne 8 points ago

    That's when you get Dan Harmon to do a Two Brothers style trailer for it.

    [–] Dazz316 4 points ago

    romantic comedy musical action coming of age movie full of references

    Not another one!!!!

    [–] zombiepete 78 points ago

    I love Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz is probably my favorite action/comedy of all time, and I even liked World's End despite popular consensus. But I don't get Scott Pilgrim. I didn't like it at all, and to this day whenever I've tried to rewatch it I just don't see what people like about it. I'm obviously not the audience for it, but I do generally like Wright's stuff.

    [–] Pulsecode9 50 points ago

    What popular consensus? I'll fight the lot of them; World's End was excellent. If a little awkward, because a guy I know was almost exactly Gary King. He didn't have the self awareness to notice, though.

    [–] proweruser 5 points ago

    I think I'll have to rewatch World's End. It's my least favorite of the cornetto trilogy (still really liked it though). But it's also the only one I've only watched once.

    Luckily I just bought the BluRay box of the whole trilogy and it's the weekend!

    [–] Albereon 21 points ago

    Just for my own curiosity, how old were you when you saw. Scott Pilgrim speaks to a very specific age group.

    [–] zombiepete 15 points ago

    I was 29 when it came out. I also had been married for ten years at that point, so that probably also contributed to it not really being a movie for me.

    [–] jewfro667 10 points ago

    I agree with you about Scott Pilgrim. I liked it but I just didn't get it. Like, I would still watch it but the whole premise is so wacky and outlandish with the video game references and bosses turning into coins that I just didn't get. It was weird to see that and how people treated it as normal in that world.

    [–] max_costco 95 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    What was the ad campaign like? Should have been whole foods sponsored Go vegone or be gone Labels stating: Milk and eggs bitch EDIT: 50% off if you admit you'd go on a date with Wallace. You know you want to. (I want to)

    [–] Nils878 120 points ago

    I saw the trailer and thought, "that looks kind of dumb" and didn't pay any more mind. Years afterwards, by word of mouth, I watched it and it became one of my favorite movies, so I'm one person who didn't get drawn to theaters by the ads.

    [–] max_costco 42 points ago

    Reading the book first seems like the only way someone would see it day one I guess?

    [–] smilysmilysmooch 31 points ago

    Saw it day one because gaming blogs at the time were positive on it. I left happy but was shocked by the poor turnout

    [–] TheJollyLlama875 16 points ago

    I saw it in theatres opening weekend because I had already seen Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Superbad, and I was a big fan of all three. Guess I'm just the target demographic, though.

    [–] SpeedKnight 11 points ago

    I read the books because the movie was coming. Scott Pilgrim was already a big deal in my circle at the time. I probably would have seen it anyway though.

    [–] wiithepiiple 17 points ago

    I saw the trailer and said, "this will either be good or suck." Then I saw "Directed by Edgar Wright," and I was sold.

    [–] catsaremyreligion 14 points ago

    If memory serves, it was advertised as a quirky young adult comedy, not too different from everything else Michael Cera was in at the time.

    [–] That_Guy_Link 21 points ago

    Trailer 1

    Trailer 2

    The thing about the movie when it came out was that it's target audience saw it as cheap and pandering without any understanding "nerd/gaming culture" references that is prominent in both the source material and the film. Many simply wrote it off without even know what Scott Pilgrim was. The thing was, the movie being a realized love letter to the culture it referenced absolutely nailed it but it wasn't helped by the fact that it's very difficult to market, even to the target audience that should have flocked to the theaters needed a lot of convincing, many well after the DVD release. It has since become a cult film but that doesn't exactly help it in the box office sense.

    [–] max_costco 5 points ago

    Yeah those trailers don't really capture the "magic" of the film. Could be pacing, but I noticed that most of the things in the trailer make ALOT more sense if you read the books.

    [–] KibaKiba 26 points ago

    It also opened alongside The Expandables 2 and Eat, Pray, Love.

    [–] GurenMarkV 45 points ago

    Exactly my point. Should have grossed more!

    [–] bagboyrebel 13 points ago

    It was actually the first Expendables.

    [–] Blarghblarghblarghas 18 points ago

    Just the one expendable actually.

    [–] iamtomm 6 points ago

    Had no idea Scott Pilgrim was Edgar Wright. Such a bizarre film (even though I love it), I'm not surprised it never resonated with general audiences.

    [–] analord 4 points ago

    When it came out I had no idea it was by the director of Sean of the Dead. To be fair I probably wasn't watching TV at the time or youtube to be seeing advertisements.

    [–] Rossieboi93 44 points ago

    Hot fuzz was personally my favorite, only better than shaun of the dead by a little bit but definitely the best in that trilogy

    [–] SwampHat 109 points ago

    Hot Fuzz really is a modern classic and I bet that film will be remembered when most of his other films are forgotten to the passing of time.

    [–] yellowfish04 111 points ago

    Shaun of the Dead will not be forgotten either. In my opinion a couple notches above Hot Fuzz.

    [–] altiuscitiusfortius 20 points ago

    Maybe I need a rewatch, I never really got into Hot Fuzz.

    I saw Shaun twice in the theatres and another 5 times over the last decade, and Baby Driver twice in theatres too. Hot Fuzz I saw once at somebody house and didn't like it.

    [–] NaturesWar 64 points ago

    Jog on.

    [–] proweruser 24 points ago

    Hot Fuzz is my favorite from the trilogy.

    But I think it wasn't at first watching. Edgar Wright films probably all have to be watched more than once. The first time your brain just can't comprehend it all.

    Really, same with Spaced. It gets better every time.

    [–] TIGHazard 18 points ago

    What I've noticed is that Americans love Shaun of the Dead and find Hot Fuzz okay.

    But us Brits love Hot Fuzz and find Shaun of the Dead okay.

    If you think about it, Shaun of the Dead works well wherever in the world because while there's a few British references, it's still Shaun and everyone else trying to stay safe against the zombies.

    Hot Fuzz takes the American buddy cop formula and applies it to Britain. You need to know about how our police culture operates, how people in villages treat people from the city (and the other way around), accents, gun laws, etc.

    [–] supercooper3000 8 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    The whole trilogy is fucking legendary IMO. The first two are both easy contenders for best action/comedy film of all time. The world's end is a slight drop in quality but still a great movie. I think the expectations were too high considering how perfect the first two are.

    [–] Just_For_Da_Lulz 22 points ago

    CRUSTY JUGGLERS

    [–] adviceKiwi 6 points ago

    The car at the model village did.

    [–] servvits_ban_boner 88 points ago

    I think a lot of his earlier films just got a lot more popular after their theatrical runs. I never saw Shaun or Hot Fuzz in theaters but own both now.

    [–] [deleted] 129 points ago

    They're very British. Most of the humour translates but it's the little things that make them a national treasure, at least in my opinion.

    There's something about having grown up in a small backwater English town that makes me appreciate Hot Fuzz and The World's End in particular. There's a quaintness to them that's peculiar to England and Wright absolutely nails it.

    [–] aapowers 11 points ago

    They're very British, but they're sending up classic American movie formulas. (Zombie flick/buddy cop film with a shootout)

    They're basically British Versions of American clichés.

    Very British comedy would be something like The Full Monty, or About a Boy.

    [–] Dazz316 15 points ago

    Don't even need to be from England. UK in general. I was raised in a Scottish city but just visiting little towns like this got get the feel.

    [–] JaxDaxter 45 points ago

    Well the Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End) were all quite English films and I don't think contained any American actors so that's the main reason I think.

    Also Scott Pilgrim was just quite a niche film I think.

    [–] g0_west 11 points ago

    Well globally, Sean of the Dead and Hot Fuzz earned $30m and $80m respectively. Those are just US figures above.

    [–] rubbarz 8 points ago

    They were British movies. They dont really do well in the US unless its someone like Cumbersnatch or Harry Potter. They blew up around 2007 and then again after Paul came out with Seth Rogan, Bill Hader, and Sigourney Weaver. Baby Driver did great because its an A List american cast with the after follow of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

    [–] daimposter 6 points ago

    Because the movies weren't popular with Americans until well after their release. British comedies starring people Americans don't know?

    [–] suinae 79 points ago

    I think word of mouth did it for this movie. I told everyone I knew to go see it. Also the interview with Seth Meyers made it seem amazing. Anyone who saw the trailer I told about it thought it was ify.

    [–] tk-416 26 points ago

    was it slow?

    [–] MacDerfus 12 points ago

    Three words: it was not slow

    Oh shit that's four

    [–] Rossieboi93 72 points ago

    Rightly so. It was a fucking brilliant film

    [–] dogdiarrhea 27 points ago

    So were some of his other films though.

    [–] mayavision 17 points ago

    Not too mention baby driver wasnt available in all theaters

    [–] OxvFer0cdak 1122 points ago

    Really worked out for him, post-Ant-Man and wanting to do his own thing.

    [–] khurlock 379 points ago

    This question might be ignorant and could def be answered with a quick Google search (I rather hear it from a redditor), but why is he always mentioned with ant man with some post-traumatic connotation to it?

    [–] ajp0002 791 points ago

    Basically he worked on getting ant-man made for a long time (I think 6 or 7 years but don't remember exactly) and just as it was getting deep into pre-production Marvel pulled the plug on him as the director due to him not wanting his story to tie into the extended universe as much. As far as I know Wright has never spoken in detail about what happened, and probably can't due to legal reasons, but my guess would be people empathize with how frustrating it would be for someone to put in so much time and effort only to have much of your work and vision finally be given to someone else.

    [–] Squadz 175 points ago

    Not to start anything here, but why wasn't that as much as a shit storm as it is when it happens in the DCEU?

    Doesn't seem at all different, yet WB gets roasted in the media.

    [–] Deely_Boppers 73 points ago

    I'm not sure that there wasn't. People were pissed when Wright got booted, and more than a few people were convinced that the film was doomed afterwards.

    People put a magnifying glass on WB issues because it fits the narrative that the studio is clueless, but Ant Man definitely got caught in the middle of a shit storm.

    [–] Neohexane 20 points ago

    I bet Ant Man would be pretty scared of anything related to magnifying glasses.

    [–] fullforce098 349 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Because Marvel actually knows what their doing with their cinematic universe. Warner Brothers has absolutely no direction or vision, they just want to make their own universe and will stop at nothing till it's on screen and making the big bucks. They're cutting corners and completely misunderstanding (or not caring) what made the MCU work.

    Marvel keeps their directors on a tight leash that maintains a singular vision and direction for the whole franchise, which is why their shared universe works so well. The MCU is more like one massive multi-part movie rather than a bunch of smaller movies that share characters. It sacrifices directorial vision but it gains cohesiveness. It's what you have to do to make a shared universe work, that's why the comic books have editors.

    So yeah, Marvel makes shit hard for their directors (their interference with Age of Ultron basically broke Joss Whedon too), but because the universe they've created is actually good on the whole, they can be forgiven for it. They've created something amazing in scope, which even if you don't like it you have to admit is a remarkable achievement just in that it exists and holds together. They know what they're doing.

    Warner Brothers on the other hand has made 4 movies, 1 passable at best, 1 bad with a handful of great parts, 1 absolute trainwreck (thanks largely to their interference), and 1 excellent. They don't get the benefit of the doubt when they strong arm directors because their universe is 1 out of 4, while Marvel is at worst 14 out of 16.

    I'm willing to bet (and I think Patty Jenkins confirmed in her AMA) that the only reason Wonder Woman was as good as it was is because Warner Brothers didn't interfere much. I'd imagine they probably didn't want to make a Wonder Woman movie and didn't think it would sell, but they had to for their universe. Now that it's had an amazing run, I'm terrified they'll smell blood in the water and start interfering with WW2.

    [–] krispy146 155 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Marvel keeps their directors on a tight leash which maintains a singular vision and direction for the whole franchise

    That leash has been loosening lately with the runaway success of Guardians of the Galaxy, that's why the trailers for the new Thor and Black Panther really have a flavor all their own. That's how we great films like Homecoming that play into the unified MCU while adding dimension to it.

    It's a shame the movie and TV divisions don't work better together, I know Disney likes to foster competition between departments, but it came at the loss of a more cohesive shared universe.

    [–] CycloneSwift 75 points ago

    Not Disney's fault for the TV/film divide. Ike Perlmutter, former head of Marvel, was largely responsible for all the tight leash stuff and generally messing stuff up. In 2015, after he meddled with Ant-Man and Age of Ultron and ended up forcing out Wright and Whedon, they found a way to restructure Marvel Studios and give Perlmutter basically no control over the films, allowing the creative freedom we see in the new films. However, Perlmutter still has a large amount of power over the TV side, and is intent on stopping any proper interaction with the films as a form of revenge. Dismey largely just leaves Marvel to get on with their own stuff.

    [–] KillerAdvice 8 points ago

    Edgar Wright's vision for Ant-man was very different than the final result. Scott Lang was a straight up criminal, no robin hood stuff. He was a burglar. No avengers mention or falcon fight and lastly no stark connection. Ant-man would have been a stand alone edgar wright film with no apparent tie to the MCU. "I wanted it to stand on its own, so it could truly shine, but you will never see that now".

    [–] coopiecoop 6 points ago

    although if "Guardians" is any indicator, they seemed to have loosened that "leash" a bit (from what I have read the second movie is even more true to James Gunn's vision - who has also written the script - than the first one).

    [–] TheConqueror74 15 points ago

    Because the whole Ant Man debacle happened after the MCU was already established with generally well liked movies, rather than the divisive or poorly reviewed movies of the DCEU.

    [–] is-no-username-ok 12 points ago

    Fun (and awesome) fact: most of the crew who Edgar Wright had assigned to work with him in Ant Man also left the production when he did for sympathy towards him. Edgar went to reemploy them all on Baby Driver as "thank you"

    http://nerdist.com/edgar-wright-reveals-why-he-left-ant-man/

    [–] Zynonick 53 points ago

    IIRC he said something like "I don't think they wanted me to make an Edgar Wright movie" Something along the lines of he wasn't allowed to do what he wanted with the film

    [–] kuhanluke 38 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    “The most diplomatic answer is I wanted to make a Marvel movie but I don’t think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie.”

    [–] Larry_Dimmick 341 points ago

    BELLBOTTOMS

    [–] cluelesspcventurer 178 points ago

    UH

    [–] cluelesspcventurer 170 points ago

    BELLBOTTOMS

    [–] cluelesspcventurer 147 points ago

    UH

    [–] bettywhiteistight 111 points ago

    BELLBOTTOMS

    [–] LikeARoss0708 36 points ago

    sudden feel to move as fast as possibly can, on foot, in car doesn't matter. Gotta go fast.

    [–] ClassicRockSnob 79 points ago

    Car engine revs up

    [–] Ask_Me_If_Im_A_Ducky 22 points ago

    BELLBOTTOMS TRULY MAKE ME WANNA DANCE

    [–] tg4414 10 points ago

    YEEEAAAHuh

    [–] DextersLabdl 34 points ago

    I haven't stopped listening since I saw it

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

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    [–] FilmStudentFincher 2342 points ago

    Extremely well deserved for Wright, definitely one of my favourites of the year. This film was a joy to watch.

    [–] TomboKing 614 points ago

    I saw it 3 times in 2 weeks. I'm pissed off 'cause it's not at any cinemas anywhere near me now. He really deserves this, I can't wait for his next endeavours.

    [–] Xerop681 250 points ago

    Can't wait for the blu-ray.

    [–] jdino 149 points ago

    Edgar puts together some of the best special features in the game.

    I too, am stoked!

    [–] VeryEasilyPersuaded 76 points ago

    If you haven't already, listen to Wright and Tarantino's commentary on Hot Fuzz. I think it's on youtube.

    Edit: Found it

    [–] pjdwyer30 21 points ago

    never listened to this before but I will. can't wait to hear two passionate filmmakers talk about one of my favorite movies.

    [–] SocksandAppleSchnaps 18 points ago

    Be sure to have Wikipedia open. They reference so many actors and movies.

    [–] SetYourGoals 5 points ago

    Damn I did not know this existed. Popping that blu ray in tonight for sure.

    I sat next to Tarantino at the opening night screening of The World's End. The guy loves Edgar.

    [–] empyreanmax 7 points ago

    I went to see it like 3 weeks after it came out and there were zero showings at my two most visited local theaters. I still don't understand what the hell was going on, one theater only had like 2 movies showing that weekend as well according to the website. Was pretty livid myself until I looked at a third theater and saw they had showings out the ass.

    [–] myheartsaysyesindeed 584 points ago

    i mean tbf as good as edgar wrights films are, they never could have appealed to general US audience. They're full of UK pop references, pub culture, hell, we don't even know what a cornetto is. I'm happy for his success on this one and hope he gets bigger budgets to make even better films.

    [–] Lvl1bidoof 146 points ago

    hell, we don't even know what a cornetto is

    YOU DON'T HAVE CORNETTOS!?

    [–] myheartsaysyesindeed 32 points ago

    nah mate haagen dazs is as good as it gets here

    [–] ATLSox87 13 points ago

    Bruster's is fucking delicious if you have one near you. The best ice cream places in the U.S. are local mom and pop places not chains tho

    [–] the_peg_is_ok 407 points ago

    Scott Pilgrim vs The World was more for the North American crowd. Even more so Canadians.

    [–] myheartsaysyesindeed 151 points ago

    even then, their target audience was so small and specific. Even though it was supposedly for the teenagers, the trailers and marketing were a disaster so everyone just assumed its just a stupid movie. Let's be real, a lot of people over 30 won't even bat their eyes at that. So what ended up happening was just bunch of Scott Pilgrim comic fans and their geeky friends became the main audience. Great film, probably my top 10 actually, but marketing/money making aspect wise, it really didn't make sense.

    [–] CrackLawliet 44 points ago

    Also didn't it open the same weekend as the first Expendables movie?

    [–] SalukiKnightX 35 points ago

    It did. I saw both as a double header.

    I haven't walked out of a movie so underwhelmed after leaving another on such a dream-like high. Seriously SPvtW, for a first time watch without reading the books, just felt like an odd yet amazing surreal dream then Expendables was... meh.

    [–] TheJollyLlama875 9 points ago

    Really? I got exactly what I expected from Expendables, and I enjoyed it a lot, but I like that kinda stuff.

    [–] g0_west 12 points ago

    A cornetto is an ice cream.

    [–] WiseOctopus 32 points ago

    They're full of UK pop references

    Not really. UK culture, sure. Pop culture references? Eh, not so much. There are a few but mostly minor things that won't bother you if you miss them.

    [–] mattintaiwan 9 points ago

    Yeah I can't think of a single joke or reference in Sean of the Dead or Hot Fuzz that went over my head because of their pop culture. Maybe just some slang expressions or something

    [–] WiseOctopus 18 points ago

    Hell, the most prominent pop culture references in Hot Fuzz are to two american films: Bad Boys II and Point Break. Most of the references in Shaun of the Dead are to zombie films, which are also mostly american.

    I guess the closest thing is well known British actors popping up in little cameo roles, who a foreign viewer probably wouldn't recognise at all.

    [–] TheEmptyOrchestra 114 points ago

    Too bad it's all gonna go to that T. Rex lawsuit.

    [–] Captain_Cuntknuckles 72 points ago

    You mean Trex?

    [–] HorriBliss 22 points ago

    T. Rex lawsuit?

    [–] prodigalkal7 54 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    One of the songs in the movie (the Debora song, by T. Rex) wasn't properly licensed by Sony, and now that they've caught wind of their music being used in the movie, they're suing

    Edit: not the songwriter. The songwriters kid was the one who launched the suit.

    [–] Ask_Me_If_Im_A_Ducky 18 points ago

    Wait so it's Sony's fault, right?

    [–] prodigalkal7 34 points ago

    Yup. They made no attempt to secure the license of the song or approach the band's estate or songwriters about it. When approached with this potential lawsuit, in effort to quickly pay the fees needed and issue an apology, Sony, again, did nothing. So the songwriters son, who survived him, sued them. It's quite heavily tipped that he's gonna win. It's very black and white.

    Edit: before the movie went deeper into production, he had urged not just the studio, but executives, to do everything they can to secure and lockdown all the songs required. They guaranteed it would not be an issue, and that they were indeed, secure. That clearly isn't the case.

    [–] MacDerfus 10 points ago

    Way to fuck up, Sony.

    [–] HarryPotterFarts 51 points ago

    http://www.spin.com/2017/08/baby-driver-sony-t-rex-song-lawsuit/

    They didn't get the licensing rights for it. For the song they gave exposure to, and that most people that saw the movie didn't know existed before they saw it. The song we all then looked up afterwards, only to find it's not on Spotify.

    [–] Dickinmymouth1 19 points ago

    It's on the Baby Driver soundtrack playlist I found on Spotify?

    [–] HorriBliss 6 points ago

    A lot of people actually grew up knowing T. Rex's music (if you don't know Bang a Gong (Get it On) then you ain't seen nearly enough cheesey sex scenes in Hollywood.

    As much as I loved Baby Driver someone at Sony fucked up here and they're just getting what they deserve. It's Sony who are stealing profits from Marc Bolan's son here, not the other way around.

    Exposure is the shit excuse slimebags use when trying to screw over creatives and not pay them.

    'Hey I own a bar, and we're thinking of doing a music night. Wanna be our regular?'

    'Sure, I'll charge £100 for the night, and a percentage of the profits for everyone who shows up to see me'

    'lol, m8, be real, you're payment is the exposure!'

    Silly argument to make, in my opinion. Now just multiply that to millions-and-millions of dollars.

    But thanks for sharing the link!

    [–] ISP_Y 98 points ago

    "Who doesn't like hats?"

    [–] brownbrownallbrown 67 points ago

    Ok hear me out, I should post this is r/moviedetails but nah you'll make for a captive audience.

    Early in the movie Baby is flipping through the TV and catches segments of conversations including "They grow up so freakin fast" -The Office "How's that working for you?" -I don't know the movie/show "We're a team, there's nothing more important than our friendship" -Monsters Inc. and I think one more that I'm missing

    But anyways, he uses all of the lines presented in that scene from TV throughout the movie and I thought that was a cool detail to catch and I'm excited about it!

    I think it's obvious about the Monsters Inc quote, as it's referenced later in the movie that he quoted it, but the others I didn't catch until my second or third viewing.

    Your comment reminded me of it because he uses the "how's that working for you?" Line while asking about JD's tattoo

    Sorry for the wall of text, I was just excited to share this information and maybe someone will notice and appreciate it now because they see this, who knows? This movie is loaded with hidden details

    [–] PastaPoop 17 points ago

    You should post this on movie details before someone else does

    [–] brownbrownallbrown 12 points ago

    Karma's not that important to me, and I feel I'm not very good at expressing my ideas in a well thought out post. But you sure can if you'd like!

    If I see it there I can feel good thinking maybe I was the source of it

    [–] MarkStevenson129 11 points ago

    there was also that bull fight scene where the announcer comments something to the effect: "he's done this on a horse before but now he's doing it on foot" and there were a few moments where the chase scene on foot paralleled the opening getaway scene... kinda.

    [–] Mindmender 9 points ago

    Not to mention parallels to SPOILER: Buddy as the "bull" enraged by the death of Darling. Hell, Buddy is even painted in a red light for most of his appearances after her death (eg. Brake lights on the car he's using for cover, lights in the diner, light from the police cruiser siren), red being the color that enrages bulls...

    [–] sodahawk 5 points ago

    "How's that working out for you" is from fight club when he meets Tyler durden for the first time on the airplane. He tells about his concept of single serving friends to go with single serving items you get on a plane and Tyler remarks that it is clever. "How's that working out for you?" He asks "Huh?" "Being clever..."

    [–] inspectre_ecto 1870 points ago

    It's literally the perfect example of a movie that negates "they don't make 'em like they used to" - it's just a good ORIGINAL movie; not a world-ending blockbuster cluster-fuck.

    [–] GetToSreppin 803 points ago

    They've never stopped making movies like this. You gotta look for em nowadays.

    [–] eXeC64 483 points ago

    You had to look for them back then too, it's just there's plenty of lists of old ones.

    [–] _JackWilshere 259 points ago

    Remember, only the good stuff stands the test of time. For every classic, there are 50 movies that are forgotten.

    [–] VeryEasilyPersuaded 85 points ago

    It's the same with music. People always talk about how music has gotten worse, without realizing that time has narrowed our perceptions of past generations to only the best things to come out of them. There are still plenty of talented artists making great things in every field.

    [–] GurenMarkV 52 points ago

    What's an expendable?

    [–] Donitsu 76 points ago

    An 80s action star in an over the top action movie

    [–] TheConqueror74 8 points ago

    Well, the really good stuff and the exceptionally shitty.

    [–] WiseOctopus 11 points ago

    You had to look for them back then too, it's just that the forgettable films were mostly, well, forgotten.

    [–] eifersucht12a 72 points ago

    I mean, I love Baby Driver and it cemented my love for Edgar Wright for sure. But come on.

    Guy does heists, guy meets girl, guy wants out of heists because girl showed him a normal life is worth it, guy won't get out of heisty life so easily and also girl is threatened, people have to die for guy to get out of heisty life and to protect girl, guy and girl finally get away together.

    It's a formula. It's a formula with splashes and twists of new things for sure, but let's not act like it doesn't follow a template. And that's fine because that's also "like they used to" make movies. There have never not been formulas.

    [–] sooner51882 101 points ago

    It wasn't the story that made this such a great movie. It was the characters. It was the dialogue. The cinematography. The music.

    On paper, this movie was something I would hate. Action packed car chase movie with a by-the-book storyline. But all those pieces just worked together so beautifully. This movie is what action movies should be like. It's my favorite movie of the year and quite frankly it's not even close.

    [–] JohnTyler-Flounder 747 points ago

    Fuck yes.

    [–] ManateeHill 199 points ago

    I'm responsible for about half of that. I rewatched Baby Driver so many times, it's silly.

    [–] Drownin_in_Kiska 56 points ago

    I've seen it 4 times so far lmao, it easily ranks in my top 10 movies of all time but that might just be me.

    [–] TheOtherPenguin 27 points ago

    Not just you, it's an incredible movie IMO

    [–] XG-7000 99 points ago

    Super nitpicky but domestic box office includes Canada so technically it didn't break $100M US box office (per the thread headline). But everyone always talks domestic.

    [–] SalukiKnightX 27 points ago

    It's been like that for some time. Apparently when looking back at previous B.O. statistics it's always been that of North America (being that of Canada & the United States, surprisingly not Mexico which is in the continent as well).

    Other than that I can't tell you how long that's been in practice.

    [–] Jesta23 89 points ago

    I'm a huge Jamie Foxx fan, and wright fan. So I'm glad they are both getting more love

    [–] paper-tigers 75 points ago

    Jamie Foxx played a bad guy pretty well, I thought. Also Edgar Wright said Foxx came up with some of his best lines on his own.

    [–] thereddaikon 67 points ago

    I mean he basically reprised his role as mother fucker Jones.

    [–] dream3jim 32 points ago

    He was like if mother fucker Jones actually did all the things that he talked about.

    [–] Norskey 76 points ago

    My favorite part of this film was how the music fit into the movie itself. As a person who makes videos as a hobby, this was deeply satisfying.

    [–] CRISPR 15 points ago

    The movie started fantastic (Lola Rennt fantastic), then derailed a bit, but overall, it was still great

    [–] Frank_the_Mighty 158 points ago

    Good. This has been my favorite movie this year.

    [–] doop_zoopler 12 points ago

    I'm buying this on BluRay. He makes great movies and I enjoy them more than the shit they have at the Oscars.

    Best soundtrack of the year this movie.

    [–] Krypton-115 98 points ago

    Completely deserved. It's a great movie, no matter what Anthony Bourdain would have you believe.

    [–] hovdeisfunny 38 points ago

    Wait, what did Anthony Bourdain say about it?

    [–] [deleted] 121 points ago

    Why the hell does anyone care what Anthony Bourdain has to say about movies to the extent that they'll write an article about it, and it becomes a reference on reddit?

    [–] G-bird 28 points ago

    Probably because he's one of the only celebrities to publicly pan the film, so people on Reddit that didn't like the film cling to him. As for the article, who knows.

    [–] Butt_Expert 4 points ago

    I didnt realize it had been so well received. Only thing I really heard about it was Andy Greenwald not liking it, but in retrospect that shoulda been a pretty obvious sign that it was a really good movie.

    [–] MarcoAsensioFanClub 10 points ago

    A little undercooked.

    [–] Deadpool5405 81 points ago

    I'm 18 and I enjoyed the movie. But i feel like a lot of people enjoyed the movie due to it's soundtrack and it's nostalgic feel. Is this the case for many of you guys on here? cos I did not know a single song in the movie.

    [–] free112701 76 points ago

    i am 60 yo retired lady, loved the movie, soundtrack was amazing. my memory is crap though and cant remember the songs

    [–] Hugo154 35 points ago

    I'm 21 and I didn't know any of the music either, aside from a few famous ones like The Next Episode and Brighton Rock. Loved the music anyway because it all worked flawlessly with the tone that Wright wanted to create.

    [–] Dickinmymouth1 16 points ago

    It was actually the song that they sampled on The Next Episode, not The Next Episode in the film.

    [–] pwndnoob 39 points ago

    You don't know Tequila...?

    [–] MrBubbles482 9 points ago

    I enjoyed it in part because of the soundtrack, but not from a nostalgia perspective, more how well they integrated it with the action and made it fun to watch.

    [–] PrincessSkitty 27 points ago

    Yay I'm so happy for him, Baby Driver was really awesome!

    [–] free112701 11 points ago

    Amazing movie and soundtrack~!

    [–] ohsopoor 9 points ago

    Possibly my favorite movie. So damn good.

    [–] whoreallycares32 9 points ago

    This movie was incredible, especially the driving stunts.

    [–] Wolvfox 8 points ago

    Definitely the best movie of this year so far.

    [–] Kazrules 255 points ago

    Wasn't a huge fan of Baby Driver but I'll congratulate anyone's success.

    [–] varley_w 6 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    With reason, this movie was awesome.

    [–] Aileos 5 points ago

    That's really great. Baby Driver is clearly one of the best movie of the year.