When I was in my thirties, I suffered most of my life from video game movies. Every few years, someone decides to tell a story from within the world of video games and fills it with gamer references so that “children” can be involved. Thanks to this painful history, it’s permissible to think of Ryan Reynolds as a “hard pass” when he sees a trailer playing NPC, a non-player character in video games.
5 minutes after the endBut I realized I was looking for a show time to re-watch one of the best movies of the summer. Fortunately, Free Guy is now available at home, available for rent or purchase from September 28th, and will be available on 4K and Blu-ray discs on October 12th.
Meet Guy. He is an NPC working in a world bank of video games, apparently a hybrid of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite. Guy lives a very daily life just because he is an NPC. Everyone in the Guy world knows “sunglasses people” who run around all day and do crazy and violent things.
As an NPC, you don’t talk to one of the people in sunglasses unless you talk to them, and you do nothing outside your routine. But one day when Guy meets a woman in the game, all his programming goes out of the window and begins to act like a man in sunglasses to get her attention.
Outside the game world, there are instructions on how video game characters can behave this way even remotely. Two real-world main characters develop indie games, everything in the game evolves organically, and the characters can do whatever they want.
Their game is purchased by the company that makes the game Guy currently lives in, and the two developers aren’t using crazy new technology without permission in this popular shooter. I doubt it. The fight against time to discover the truth inside and outside the game tells the story through countless laughter and a number of legally moving moments.
The trailer will make you believe that the movie is about Ryan Reynolds, but I’m here to tell you that we were all fooled. He does a very good job of being Ryan Reynolds (essentially a costumeless deadpool), but the cast really makes this movie shine.
Jodie Comer is perfect in every scene and exists as a rogue assassin in the video game world and as a broken desperate developer with something to prove in the real world. Taika Waititi is a cheerful and deeply hated epic job as the owner of the high-tech companion of this video game company, but Joe Keery is a low-risk straightedge.
But my personal favorite is Guy’s best friend Lil Rel Howery. He is not confident of joining the adventure with Guy at first, but eventually succeeds. Whether it’s Chris Evans casually watching the game’s Twitch stream or Channing Tatum performing all of the most fun and annoying in-game emotes, even the most amazing cameos are perfect.
I was ready to criticize yet another movie that didn’t really understand how internet culture and video games work. But by the end of the movie, it didn’t matter, so I didn’t really care what it was wrong with.
Guy isn’t a regular NPC in a regular game, and the explanation for why is reasonably reasonable, so the details aren’t that important. There is a single point that the movie establishes a set of rules and then breaks them immediately for no real reason. However, the rules and the instances that almost break them occur quickly and become less important than the larger plots.
Perhaps more important than whether a movie understands how games work, FreeGuy says a lot about the real-world video game market situation.
From the silence of indie developers being bought by big companies to the decision to do something good or pointless to a toxic male jab, Free Guy does it. Get it and don’t be shy about it. Lots of serious documentaries and explainers delve into these topics in more detail, but it’s refreshing that Free Guy casually includes many of them-and makes them right.
Above all, Free Guy is just fun. I loved the non-stop reference to the world of video games and fellow Disney properties clashing in this one space. And frankly, every actor is an absolute joy. This movie makes a little more sense to those who refer to names like Ninja or Pokimane, or who know vaguely, but otherwise it’s a movie that everyone can enjoy. Free Guy is currently available in theaters, available on streaming services from September 28th, and available on DVD from October 18th.
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