Free Guy movie review & film summary (2021)
Free Guy is a movie starring ryan reynolds with a pretty clever title actually is it free guy as in someone has to free guy or free guy because he’s broken free of the algorithm and now he’s the master of his own destiny he’s a free guy or is he a free guy in the sense that he lives in free city and that makes him a free guy like i’m a seattle guy i always respect a title with multiple interpretations.
Free guy ryan reynolds plays guy he’s an npc in a video game it’s pretty much like gta online then one day he starts going about his routine differently and becomes a character like a player in the game but with no player pulling his strings it’s pretty much pinocchio a video game then there’s a whole element i didn’t know was in the movie because i didn’t watch the final trailer for free guy
The element outside the video game in the real world where taika waititi plays the ceo of the company that owns this video game he pretty much is a great interpretation of many ceos of many video game companies in our world so you have joe keary and jody comer in the real world trying to work together to figure out what’s going on and how then you have ryan reynolds and jody comer in the video game on their adventure.
The two adventures are linked to jody comber plays both their video game character and her player character this one of those premises where you’re like all you have to do is not screw up this winning formula it’s a character in a video game who becomes self-aware of video games awesome the concept of consciousness intriguing it’s teed up all you have to do is not screw it up and luckily they have the team that didn’t screw it up and they actually do stick the landings how many times have you seen that how many times have you seen a movie where you’re like all right all you have to do is not screw it up and you did i don’t know how how did you screw that up but you did almost like it’s it’s a lot of hard work to try to that up to this degree which is why i say the premise of this movie is simple when you look at it but it’s not easy in execution and that’s why it’s impressive.
Free Guy movie review
They made it work and that does have to do with the stars in this movie jody comer has to have chemistry with joe keary and the dynamic that they have together and she also has to have chemistry with ryan reynolds which is a very different dynamic that they have together and it all has to work ryan reynolds yeah he’s ryan reynolds he plays that ryan reynolds character that just it made him famous it shot him to the top and now it’s like oh that works so that’s him yeah he plays that character in here and i for one find that damn entertaining i’m not sick of that yet and now gushing about the video game element.
The video game element in here i just i loved and i died laughing in parts because if you know anything about video games if you play video games online at all you’re gonna see things that you recognize things that had to be in this game someone knocks someone down they do like the teabag over him it had to happen and it does this one of a million little things you’ll see in this game movie that i just called it a game i feel like right there it’s like yeah that’s how much of a game it feels like done the review’s over but no that’s one of the many things you see in this movie they do a great job making it feel like a living video game but if you’re not into video games you don’t have to be in order to enjoy the movie the meat of the movie is still the adventure the mystery.
The action adventure on the other the easter eggs and references and all that those are a nice bonus i appreciated that and this movie does have an advantageous freedom in it i’ve seen a lot of action adventure movies lately where i look at it and i’m like that that feels like a video game in the sense that the characters just feel invincible and they’re doing impossible and they don’t have superpowers and i don’t know why or how they’re living through any of this but the action in this movie does take place in a video game. so, they have that freedom to go over the top and it still feels like it’s within the rules of the world.
When you’re watching this movie like any proper movie that takes place in a video game when it’s like oh we have to save or help the world it does feel like world scale but it’s a video game world which gives you that link of one day maybe it will feel like that maybe a video game world will feel real that’s another thing i appreciated about this movie it has the tether it has that dna it has the link of the complexity of consciousness and where does that start and end you know it doesn’t do it as well or as cerebral as i thought westworld did it i appreciate a fun movie.
Also makes you contemplate consciousness an enjoyable action adventure movie that gives you that little hint of contemplating well wait are we in a simulation you know the simulation theory it’s a thing i think about every once in a while and i have fun and i enjoy doing it i don’t even think it’s the point of the movie but it’s what i take away from this movie.
The large part of it for me in the end i really enjoyed free guide there’s a lot that works in free guy very few things that don’t in fact the things that don’t work they haven’t really stuck with me at all so here we are as a gamer myself i appreciated the theme but again i don’t think you have to be a gamer to really have fun with this movie gonna add this one to my collection i think it’s worth watching and worth buying on blu-ray all right so free guy have you seen it what did you think about it and do you think we’re all in a simulation whatever you think comment below let me know.