Review of Free Guy: Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer are fantastic.
FREE GUY delivers the sights and sounds of the computer game world to the big screen, but does Ryan Reynolds’ unique comedy keep the film leveled up?
Given how bad video game movies are, it’s thrilling to see a film like Free Guy delve headfirst into the clichés that have suffocated the genre in the past and emerge victorious. Ryan Reynolds, who plays Guy, solves the most of these problems. Guy is a typical video game Non-Player Character (NPC) that has no real weight in the realm of Free City, a massively multiplayer online game populated by numerous bloodthirsty players.
Guy is just like the rest of the Free City residents: he goes to work, talks to his chum Buddy (Lil Rel Howery), and then goes home; rinse, repeat.
But when he meets Millie (Jodie Comer), a real-life gamer, his world is turned upside down.
Guy buys a pair of sunglasses worn by gamers in order to impress her. These lenses allow him to see the video gamification of the world around him, which allows him to level up and assist her in her mission.
While the overarching plot of Free Guy is somewhat predictable, the film’s minor moments stand out.
Reynolds’ stylish style of performance never gets old, infusing the film with new life at every turn. Furthermore, the film’s incredible cameos help to make it a memorable experience (seriously, there are some doozies in there).
Millie is a fascinating character to watch. Despite the fact that Guy is the main character in the film, the screen comes to life when Comer appears.
Millie is a force to be reckoned with while she is in the virtual world. She is powerful, resolute, and a force to be reckoned with. Comer channeling that gorgeous Villanelle talent she has showed so expertly in Killing Eve for the previous few years as MolotovGirl (Millie’s online identity).
Millie is more reserved in real life. She’s jittery. Uncertain. She truly expresses her desire for affirmation, despite the fact that she is well aware that she does not require it.
Overall, Millie is excellent, and she is the true protagonist of the picture, much like Olivia Cooke’s Sam in Ready Player One.
Millie’s past is intertwined with that of programmer Keys (Joe Keery), one of Free City’s.