Free Guy Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Ryan Reynolds might be the most consistent person working in Hollywood, he’s been grinding away with yours before he of course had huge success with Deadpool, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Detective Pikachu, was a surprise hit, one of the most sort after talents working at the moment, especially after he had big flops with the likes of X:Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern and RIPD. He grinded away to get to this stage where he can make anything he wants.

Free Guy takes place in a GTA-esque video game set in Free City, where Reynolds play Guy a background character whos life is changed when he comes into contact with MolotovGirl (played by Jodie Comer) who needs his help to uncover the secrets behind the game’s world.

The easiest way to describe this film is quite simply The Lego Movie meets Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle meets Ready Player One, a simple premise, a simple movie, if you’ve seen the trailers then you know exactly what to expect, a fun summer blockbuster and that’s refreshing with the current market, especially compared to the most recent film which it feels directly in competition with, Disney’s other property, Jungle Cruise.

So what’s make Free Guy better? There isn’t much difference because the biggest strength of both is the casts. Ryan Reynolds has as much charisma as Dwayne Johnson and Jodie Comer matches Emily Blunt really. The film has a lot going for it and feels better when your talent turns up in such a way and is reliable as these actors. The difference is the jokes for me, Free Guy has a lot more jokes that really land, in a similar way to The Suicide Squad and has the talent in front of the screen that are able to deliver those jokes in such away, as we know Reynolds can do as has been doing for a long time, particularly when it comes to a battle towards the end of the film, you can see how much he is enjoying being in this film and that specific joke.

The film switches between the game world and real life and there is where the biggest downfall of the is. The real world stuff doesn’t work for me, I get why it’s in there, but I enjoy Reynolds and Comer’s in game characters so much more than the real world plot which feels there to beef the story out and I feel like there’s a way to do the film without it, as much as I enjoy seeing Joe Keery and Taika Waititi.

Overall, Free Guy is a simple fun film for the family to enjoy, plenty of laughs for everyone that will leave you in a better mood than most of the current film market and remind you that these are the sort of films that we expect of the summer blockbusters.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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