FREE GUY movie review

Ryan Reynolds as Guy in 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Free Guy is a Ridiculous and Fun Ride

It’s been a long time since excited fans of Ryan Reynolds saw the original trailer for Free Guy. The movie following Guy as he finds out he’s inside a video game and that he can actually change his day-to-day life instead of just doing what he’s doing daily without questioning – as long as he can remember. But what he doesn’t realize is one small change can make the biggest difference.

Free Guy is also the first major movie after the merger between Disney and 20th Century Fox. But, the initial release date, plus the pandemic meant the movie kept getting pushed out, again and again. And while the pandemic isn’t over and cases are on the rise again – we’re hoping that Free Guy gets the opening in theaters it needs and deserves for fans.

FREE GUY movie review
Ryan Reynolds as Guy in 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2021 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

While we’ve gotten used to Ryan Reynolds in a variety of roles, he takes his comedic timing and lets it shine in Free Guy. Don’t expect very many serious moments in Free Guy, but there is a lot of violence that Reynolds takes as the straight guy as they come at him. In almost an Amelia Bedelia type innocence Guy finds his way through the world and tries to do what it takes to get the girl of his dreams. From day to day, Guy’s life goes from boring to ridiculous with the situations he gets into. But in the end, they level him up to be the main player in his game of life.

FREE GUY movie review
Ryan Reynolds as Guy in 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Photo by Alan Markfield. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Wrapped up in the movie is a sweet message about taking control of your own life and making the best out of it. But that message is wrapped up in ridiculous video game-inspired deaths and quests, as well as a cameo that highlights the new merger.

The movie is very obviously sponsored by Hyper-X and their gaming equipment, as you would expect any gaming movie to have a major sponsor. But this was filmed well before the Kingston merger – so the items highlighted in the movie actually may not be available anymore.

Overall, Free Guy is a ridiculous, and fun movie that knows that it shouldn’t be taken seriously. It is a geeky movie that gamers will love and while the movie does have a definite end – there’s always a chance for a sequel. Free Guy will be in theaters on August 13th and we’re glad this movie is finally hitting screens for fans.

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About Twentieth Century Studios’ “Free Guy”

FREE GUY movie review

In “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi, “Free Guy” is directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn and a story by Lieberman. The film is produced by Ryan Reynolds, p.g.a., Shawn Levy, p.g.a., Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti and Adam Kolbrenner with Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey, Dan Levine and Michael Riley McGrath serving as executive producers.

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