In this show we are hitting the Start button on what could well be the “Ready Player 2” of video-game-culture movies in Free Guy. starring Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer. (Streaming on Disney+)! Is this film gonna throw the Blue Shell at its powered-up games-to-film predecessors like Wreck-It Ralph, The Wizard and Sonic The Hedgehog or will it be languishing at the back of the pack with the Pixels?
Choose your player from the four on offer, The beautiful, brave and smart Jill, the gorgeous, cunning and intriguing Peta, The adventurous rogue and scoundrel Dion or the lumbering “tank” with a heart of gold Quinny. Press “Select” folks because it’s GAME ON!
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A surprisingly deep film about A.I. and free-will thats not as boring as that sounds
For a Ryan Reynolds action blockbuster, this has a lot more heart and brains behind it that anyone could have expected. It's also full of Reynolds trademark humour and style which impressively, manages to not get annoying.
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It's smarter than you expect it to be and is broaching some pretty big ideas.
Reynolds and Comer are entertaining together and make for fun viewing
The in-jokes and references are good fun without feeling like product-placments
The plot gets a bit busy and confused when trying to give "players" clear goals.
Taika Waititi is having a lot of fun, but maybe isn't that threatening as a baddie.
It does feel a LOT like The Lego Movie to begin with...