We knew Edgar Wright was a great director/writer from his work on Shaun of the Dead, Spaced and Hot Fuzz (your mileage may vary with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). After all, here was the director who had his main characters beat up a guy to the tune of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now." But we didn't know precisely how he was better than your average Tom, Dick and Michael Bay. Until now.
Film enthusiast Tony Zhou broke down Wright's work step by step in a video, below, explaining that the director can find humor in places where others do not look, such as when characters change location or watch important news on the television.
Sadly, it could be that Wright's wonderful humor is the reason he's no longer at the helm of the upcoming Marvel movie Ant-Man. This is a director with a specific visual style that he ports from film to film, one that isn't exactly in sync with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But as this video reminds us, Wright is a master at what he does, and what he does is fast-paced, funny and over-the-top yet with underlying subtlety that you don't necessarily notice until a second viewing.
The Ant-Man we'll eventually see may be a good movie. But it won't be Wright's movie. What a loss.