It’s incredible how Edgar Wright won our hearts with just a couple of movies. From directing Hot Fuzz to Scott Pilgrim, and Shaun of the Dead to Baby Driver, it would seem that people love everything he touches regardless of the genre, and it still makes us sad when we think he almost directed Marvel’s Ant-Man. His latest movie “Last Night in Soho” releases this week, and reviews from early screenings and critics are in. From the overwhelmingly positive reception, we can safely say that this director is on a roll and isn’t stopping any time soon.
What Is the Movie About?
The movie, starring Thomasin Mckenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, dabbles into a genre-bending time travel mystery-horror adventure. As with other movies directed by Edgar Wright, it oozes style from every scene and it would be a delight for every detail-obsessed fan. By some kind of magic Ellie must return in time to help solve a crime, while dealing with being a newcomer to an unwelcoming city.
What Did Critics Think About It?
Critics have been praising the accuracy of 1960’s London and describe it as a love letter to movies from that time period. Wright has also chosen a soundtrack that reflects those times appropriately. As Ellie, the protagonist, is a fashion design student, there has been extra care put on the design of the clothes people wear. It is likely the perfect movie for cinephiles, music lovers, and London fans.
Is It a Good Movie?
The clearest message to come out from the early reviews is that the movie is Wright’s all the way, and to expect nothing more. Critics admired the use of color in every scene. It’s nice to see the director go back to his horror roots since he hasn’t done any other movie in that genre since his first major film: Shaun of the Dead, the horror-comedy cult classic.
When Can We Watch It?
The movie is set to release on October 29, is written and directed by Edgar Wright, co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and stars Thomasin Mckenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Matt Smith. We can't wait to watch it in cinemas! On the other hand, the director has already confirmed a script for the follow up to Baby Driver, his latest movie.