Free Guy (2021) 1080p

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Action | Adventure
Frame Rate:
23.976 fps
English 5.1  
Run Time:
115 min
IMDB Rating:
7.6 / 10 
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Directors: Shawn Levy [Director] ,

Movie Description:
A bank teller discovers that he's actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.


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That's not how video-games work, my guy.

'Free Guy (2021)' feels as though it's been made by people who have never actually played a video-game. It's the cinematic equivalent of those pre-rendered mobile game adverts that pretend to present gameplay but don't actually represent the game they're trying to sell at all. Though there are a couple of interesting ideas centred around the A. I. that makes Reynold's Guy able to go against his code, the piece just doesn't do anything with them. It doesn't really make sense and there's no semblance of cohesion or believability to the game that makes up most of its runtime. I mean, who is 'Free City' for and what do you do in it? It's not PvP from the looks of it, but everyone freaks out when an NPC actually presents a challenge to a player. God forbid a player gets killed by an enemy in a game, right? However, the fact that it lacks a proper sense of logic isn't its biggest issue, although it is undeniably irritating that a movie which is supposed to celebrate video-games clearly doesn't understand them and also partakes in the kind of banal 'gamer' stereotyping that perforates pretty much every piece of traditional media about the subject. No, the biggest issue is that, for me, it simply isn't fun. It's quite the opposite, usually. The amount of cringeworthy moments are nearly innumerable and its message is incredibly hypocritical considering that it lambasts big-budget games which are fuelled by mindless chaos and exist only to make money from a target audience that their developers clearly don't respect but it's a big-budget movie which is fuelled by mindless chaos and exists only to make money from a target audience that its creators clearly don't respect. Ryan Reynold's on-screen persona, which is essentially the same in every comedic film in which he appears, is also incredibly annoying and does the opposite of elicit laughter. There are some relatively impressive visual effects - even though nothing feels tangible and one or two are actually rather disturbing - and there are a couple of action sequences which are relatively well put together. However, the overall experience is just dull, despite all of its in-your-face noise. It's just such a corporate attempt, a movie designed by committee. It also has some incredibly disconcerting fan service, the sort that seems to be replacing actual content more and more these days. Sadly, a lot of people seem to be lapping it up. Of course, if you enjoy this film, then good for you; I'm not saying you shouldn't. I'm simply saying I don't. Despite the occasional highlight, it's an uninteresting and uninspired affair overall. 4/10.

Free Guy

I did play GTA III on the PS2 many years ago. So the free wheeling world of Free Guy had some familiarity.

From the initial scenes where it is noticeable mainly due to lack of product placement and branding. Guy (Ryan Reynolds) a bank teller, Buddy (Lil Rel Howery) the bank security guard live in a virtual world.

Guy realizes that he is actually an NPC (non player character) in Free City, an online video game. His artificial intelligence kicks in when he meets Molotovgirl (Jodie Comer.)

In the real world, Millie (Jodie Comer) is suing software developer Antwan (Taika Waititi) for stealing the code developed by her and Keys (Joe Keery.)

Somewhere in the game is the evidence that Antwan is the software thief.

Free Guy is an action comedy that relies on the effortless charm of Reynolds. It riffs movies like Ready Player One, Truman Show even The Matrix.

Disney who now owns 20th Century Studios even mine their properties ranging from Marvel to Star Wars which is also reminiscent of Ready Player One.

It is a fun movie, although I'm sure Keys could had mentioned to his fellow workers much earlier that Antwan was a heel who had stolen the code.

Ready Player One has a baby with Deadpool

I liked the nostalgia and love and effort that was put in Ready Player One, the book. The film was really bad in comparison. And I loved Deadpool, as a satirical middle finger to franchised superhero formulas, but then they did the sequel, because formulaic Deadpool brought money. So when I review Free Guy I am both expressing my satisfaction regarding the seed idea and the disappointment that it never went where it could have gone. Long story short, the film is long, formulaic and only occasionally funny. All the fresh bits were in the trailers and the rest was over the top filler and CGI.

I couldn't care less how many celebrity friends come and cameo in your film, nor do I care about the silly faces that you can make if the story is simplistic and most of your movie is video game special effects rendered better. This could have been much more than a real life adaptation of a Lego movie, but you settled!

Bottom line: at two hours long, I felt that it lasted forever. It is entertaining, but a requirement to enjoying the film is to turn off your brain completely. Some cameos and hat tips are funny, I give you that, but the concept is already old and tired while the video game references feel from the time Ryan Reynolds spent time on Counter Strike and Second Life and WoW. I will rank this average, but in my heart I know that it is a failure.
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