Ryan Reynolds in a comedy? Who would have thought?! Reynolds stars as Guy in Free Guy, an upcoming sci-fi action comedy directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Big Fat Liar). The film’s cast also includes Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery, and Taika Waititi. In a video game, Guy is a non-player character (NPC) working as a bank teller. Thanks to a program developed by programmers Milly (Comer) and Keys (Keery) inserted into the game by the publisher Antoine (Waititi), Guy becomes aware that his world is a video game, and goes on a journey to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.
Judging by the newest trailer, Free Guy looks like a lot of fun, which is to be expected from the man who brought us Deadpool (who, by the way, has officially joined the MCU, in a very relevant way). The social embargo for the video game movie has lifted, so critics are sharing their thoughts on social media. Let’s take a look at what they’re saying.