- Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery
- August 13th 2021
- Shawn Levy
Ryan Reynolds walks through computerised mayhem in Free Guy.
Over the past decade, Ryan Reynolds has carved out a career as cinema’s good-looking, wise-cracking everyman in films like Deadpool, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and their sequels.
So he’s perfectly cast in his latest role, in Free Guy, a new fantasy comedy from Night of the Museum director Shawn Levy.
In it, he plays Guy, a ‘Non-player character’, or NPC, in Free City, a computer game that’s something of a cross between Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite – allowing players to wander through an urban landscape completing murderous, criminal quests.
Guy then is more accurately described as cheerful cannon fodder – a bank teller who happily turns up at work each day with his best pal Buddy (Lil Rel Howery) and smiles through heist after heist without complaint.
There’s much fun to be had with this premise – which has echoes of The Lego Movie, and visuals...