Free Guy movie review

I wasn’t so sure when the movie started, it seemed odd, weird, but as the film went on, it made more sense. The film starts with Ryan Reynolds who plays Guy on a set routine, he seems to have a happy life as a banker, although being robbed every day doesn’t faze or change, not until he see’s the girl he wants.

That changes everything, the story then branches off between two worlds, the game world and then you see the real world. From game developers, to game streamers (who are real life streamers!) There are a bunch of cameos and lots of cultural references embedded in the film. There is even an in your face Deadpool poster behind one character. 

Reynolds quickly becomes more himself when released out of his code in order to evolve. The evolution begins in two steps, finding the girl, then when he finds out about the glasses which gives his character total control over his environment. This is where I should probably shut up as I would easily give the rest of the story away.

There was one moment in the script where they go over aspects between the two worlds, “No guns are still a problem”. That does hit home, even in the U.S. But I doubt a note like that will have much effect on any politician. 

A few times in the movie there was this real cheesiness, Taika Waititi who plays the bad guy Antwan, really doesn’t feel that evil at all. But then, this is more of a fun family movie.

4 out 5.

Marvels What If…?

Having watched the pilot I am reminded of one programme that aired years ago. That would be The Outer Limits.

The Outer Limits was an interesting TV show, with stories, often with an narrator, stories to make you think, feel and question reality as we know it.

What If shares this pattern of story telling, it appears to turn elements on its head, but the problem is the carbon copy. You appear to have the same story of Captain America told in a different perspective.

Hello Captain Carter, I liked seeing the Union Jack on the shield, being that I am British. It’s a shout to British patriotism, but I found the character flat and unsexy. The reverse of the love affair didn’t seem to work for me either, felt unbalanced.

I don’t know how other people felt with the pilot. But I was a little underwhelmed, it was well done, the animation was top quality. But the story felt lacking. I was hoping for it to be different. Hoping for a more unique feel, however I wasn’t too impressed. I will be hoping next weeks episode will be better.