High-effort intentionally brainless fun with a lot of heart.
People underestimated that this WHOLE film was done in special effect animation optically... an extremely precise and grueling work process with inversion photography, hand colorization with clear ink, precise mattes and hand blacking and masking, messing around with colored and rainbow gels on specialized rigs, precise backing up of film stock, changes in focus and aperture, changes in camera position/height/axis, multiple exposures, and double (triple, quadruple and more in places) optical passes all over the film.
There's a reason why…
Great driving stunts, very stylish film, actual ending.
(I wonder what they would do on the rumored sequel).
The only problem I have with it is that, it sort of didn't punch as hard as some of Edgar Wright, stylistically.
Songs are GREAT by the way (they should be, that's the entire emotional undercurrent of the film). This is a film where you can't complete a review without including the song list, so here it is:
"Bellbottoms" by Jon Spencer…