As the Summer box office slowly but surely reopens, Free Guy is being hailed as the surprise film of the summer, according to critics.
As reported by Collider, the new film starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Taika Waititi, could well turn out to be one of the most enjoyable films to hit the big screen in this summer movie season.
As new films are being released, audiences are once able to return to cinemas, cinema-goers may not have initially had this film on their radar, but thanks to the film’s rather smart (and absolutely hilarious) marketing, that should hopefully cause cinema-goers to add this one to their watch-lists.
Critics hail Free Guy as the “Best Video Game movie ever made!”
The film depicts Reynolds as your average guy, funnily enough named Guy, who thinks he has a job as a bank teller.
The reality however is that he’s merely a character in an open world video game, and there are people who are up-to-no-good who are trying to shut the game down.
The early reviews from the critics have been overwhelmingly positive with many critics praising the film for its humour, the way it immerses you in a video game, and the performances of its cast.
According to Collider’s Steven Weintraub:
[Free Guy] might be the best video game movie ever made. It actually makes you believe you are in a video game
While Nikki Novak of Fandango says:
Free Guy is a joy & will be a hit. A video game movie that actually makes you feel like you’re in a video game.
Directed by Shawn Levy, the film is set to hit cinemas on August 13th in the UK and the USA.
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