Free Guy: A Detailed Review

Free Guy: A.I To The Rescue

Have you ever wanted to see a movie that’s a a mix of Ex-Machina, Deadpool, Grand Theft Auto all in the format of Wreck-It Ralph? Well look no further now that 20th Century Studios released Free Guy, a movie based on an video game NPC gaining consciousness who decides to become the hero of his story, not only helping his world he ends up helping and falling for one of his developers. Starring Ryan Reynolds, one can only expect a movie filmed with adult jokes and overall knockout comedy.

Overview

This movie brings forth everything one might need while having a tough day, it brings laughter, smiles and just a great distraction from life. If you are familiar with other works from Ryan Reynolds then it’s not an unexpected thing for a film to bring. Not to mention that this movie creates meta references that majority of people would get. The story is also a very nice paced piece, incorporating action, romance, and comedy all in a balanced diet of film. If you plan on watching, go as soon as you can if you are hesitant then watch the trailer below, go with your friends, take your family, or simply go alone to treat yourself, because I know I’ll definitely be going to the theaters to watch this movie again!

Review

As I mentioned, Free Guy follows the the story of Guy a non playable character in Free City, whose whole life never felt enough. One day he meets a player named Molotov Girl/ Millie played by Jodie Comer, that instantly gains his attention to the point of breaking out of his built in code to repeat the same routine. Once free he begins to learn and adapt to his world and learns what he actually is. Meanwhile the player he met is actually a developer that is fighting a court case with Antoine, the creator of Free City, who had bought yet illegally used her game in his game code. Guy and Millie go on to find evidence that Antoine used her game before he launches Free City 2 which will destroy not only Guy and his advance A.I but all evidence of his mal doing.

This movie not only has Ryan Reynolds (middle in picture) and Taika Waititi (far left in picture), who are big names but it has a slew of recognizable people, major ones being of course Jodie Comer (middle right in picture) who was on Killing Eve, Joe Keery (far right in picture) who was in Stranger Things, Utkarsh Ambudkar (third right of middle in picture) who is currently in Never Have I Ever and Lil Rel Howery (left from middle in picture) from Get Out. Now let’s mention big names that also made appearances like Channing Tatum, Ninja, Jacksepticeye, Pokimane, DanTDM, Chris Evans, Alex Trebek and so many more. It not only has big appearances from actors but major references to other items, like Avengers, Star Wars, Portal, etc.

Overall the performances by all parties was outstanding and made for a film filled with chemistry between characters. The story had it’s 5 minutes short from a 2 hour run time but felt shorter than what one actually spent watching, honestly leaving me wanting more. With the film having references for new and older audiences it really is a family film, despite the PG-13 rating. Not to mention the Thursday night opening of ~2.2 million at the theaters with COVID-19 still running high, granted having a budget of 100 million if this opening weekend doesn’t make ~20 million it would be considered a flop financially.

Now this review/ reviewest doesn’t take into consideration financial wins, although it is very important in this industry, the contents it has are at its essence preferably at higher priority. As I mentioned in other articles there is two questions that must be answered when watching a film, one pertains to the action genre, but the other is universal. Is this film enjoyable and worth watching once let allow multiple times? And for this film the answer is yes, it was not only worth it to watch once but I’ll definitely be watching it more times in theaters.

Jodie Comer as Molotov Girl and Ryan Reynolds as Guy in 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Photo by Alan Markfield. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

All in all I HIGHLY recommend watching this film and will honestly go watch it as soon as I upload this article. So remember watch this movie contemplate if you are in someone’s game and be the hero of your story. But Don’t take my word for it, again check it out now as it is in theaters and let me know what you think, till next time peace.

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