The latest sci-fi movie starring Ryan Reynolds, Free Guy, made its online debut on September 28, 2021, post its big-screen launch in August this year.
The American action comedy has been made under the direction of Shawn Levy while Matt Lieberman has penned the story, and joining him is Zak Penn assessing the screenplay. The movie was released theatrically by 20th Century Studios and has managed to gather an IMDb rating of 7.4/10 and overall 80% and 62% Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic ratings, respectively.
The cast Ryan Reynolds, along with Adam Kolbrenner, Shawn Levy, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, has produced the movie while 21 Laps Entertainment, Berlanti Productions, TSG Entertainment, Lit Entertainment Group, and Maximum Effort are the production companies involved in the making.
Who’s Who in Free Guy?
- Ryan Reynold in the role of the protagonist playing NPC in the game Free City and is named Guy; he has also voiced for Dude- the villain in-game who has face capture of Reynold but is portrayed by Aaron W. Reed.
- Joe Keery in the role of Walter “Keys” McKeys
- Jodie Comer in the role of Millie Rusk while Molotov Girl in Free City
- Utkarsh Ambudkar in the role of Mouser
- Taika Waititi in the role of villian Antwan
- Lil Rel Howery in the role of Buddy in Free City
- Camille Kostek in the role of Bombshell in Free City
- Britne Oldford in the role of Barista- Missy in Free City
Throughout the movie, cameos have been done by famous streamers and gamers like Pokimane and Jacksepticeye.
What is the Storyline of Free Guy?
The movie revolves around Guy, a non-player character in a video game named Free City. The game was originally developed by duo Keys and Millie but got stolen by Soonami Games, which launched it as its own creation. The evil head behind this is Antwan Hovachelik, who now aims to launch subsequent parts of the game without giving the real creators any credit.
In order to prove that Antwan stole their code for making the game, Millie goes into the game by the character Molotov Girl to find clues and prove the former culprit. After having to see the Molotov Girl, the Guy shows distinct behavior from his character’s original traits. He suddenly becomes the “blue shirt guy” who every player of the game adores. Keys and Mouser think of him as the hacker who wants to destroy the game in the role of NPC. So they try to stop him but fail to do so.
In order to impress Millie in the game, Guy levels up by performing all great deeds. Millie then befriends him. It later occurs to Keys that Guy, who is actually an NPC, has got self-awareness due to artificial intelligence, thus making him one of a kind.
In order to save the game from completely wiping off, Keys decides to help Millie. The latter confronts Guy about his identity, and the latter is in utter shock. He confesses his love for Millie but leaves her alone without helping her. But after a brief conversation with his friend Buddy, he realizes that there is something more between him and Millie and ultimately decides to help her.
After lots of trials and tribulations, making characters of Free City self-aware, getting the evidence from Stash, failing to remember anything but again regaining his memory with the help of Millie, Guy is able to defeat Dude, not completed muscular guy from the second part of the game and thus makes it to the island that every gamer is able to see.
Antwan loses his assets and is held for his fraud in stealing the code for the game. Millie learns that the code was Key’s love confession for her. They both then unite. The Guy and Buddy begin to live their life without any codes the way they want.
Where can Free Guy be Streamed?
The movie is now available in a video-on-demand format and can be enjoyed by the viewers by purchasing it on Apple TV, VUDU, Microsoft Movies, Prime Videos, etc. However, its arrival on HBO is yet to be cherished, and the fans might have to wait till early 2022 to watch it on the network, while for Disney plus subscribers, the wait can be even longer.