There is no doubt that Ryan Reynolds is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. He is one of the few people in the film industry that he connects with audiences in all of his performances. He wowed us with The Proposition alongside Sandra Bullock and made us vibrate in Deadpool. Now, he will introduce us to an action-packed video game world in his next movie: Free Guy. The film hits theaters next Wednesday, August 18. The well-known actor returns to star in an action comedy after his success with Deadpool. And what we are sure of is that the fans of the beloved superhero will be very happy with the result of Free Guy. The film is full of action with many touches of humor that delight the viewer. To this is added a fresh plot that will not leave anyone indifferent. Free Guy follows a cheerful and lonely bank teller named Guy (Reynolds). The young man leads a normal life until one day he realizes that the city where he lives, Free City, is not as he imagined. In reality, Guy is a non-playable character in a brutal open-world video game. Now, he decides to take on all the villains with the help of Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer).
The action is present from minute one of Free Guy, so there are many dangerous scenes. Some scenes that are sometimes made by Reynolds' double, but other times it is the actor himself who dares with them. "Ryan is very talented, he does a lot of his own stunts," confessed stunt coordinator Chris O'Hara at a virtual press conference. Thanks to the touches of humor, the film has a great fluidity. The jokes work at all times, so you have great entertainment. Also, we already know that Reynolds is a master of improvisation and knows when to put the fun touch. After four delays, but with a great campaign, finally the Shawn Levy film, starring Ryan Reynolds, finally hit theaters and as a good premiere, then the review of ‘Free Guy’ without spoilers. It is clear that video games have been a great source of entertainment during the pandemic, and this film is a tribute to them, but that is not why it is a feature film for gamers, but rather it has a deeper message. The plot at first glance may seem simple, Guy, a bank teller discovers that he is actually an NPC, an acronym in English for "non-playable character", from an open world video game, and decides to become the hero of his own story.
The most interesting part of the film is that the story not only takes place in the video game, but in the real world at the same time, where Guy's decisions have become so popular that the world is aware of all the actions he performs in the game. Throughout the story it can be seen how ambitions, professional ethics, romance and the desire to improve oneself are manifested, although it also touches certain metaphysical and psychological points, which somehow manage to be complemented by comedy. The performances of Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi are wonderful, but Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery and Utkarsh Ambudkar are not far behind; although the surprise is given by Joe Keery, who comes out of his role as ‘Stranger Things’. Making a film that takes place within the world of a video game entails unique visual challenges, using the city of Boston as a canvas, a great task accomplished by Ethan Tobman, true to the style of open-world video games with sequences full of adrenaline and humorous action. and songs by Mariah Carey.