Ryan Reynolds’ next comedy is almost here. He stars as the titular Guy in Free Guy, an upcoming sci-fi action comedy from director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Big Fat Liar). The movie also stars Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery, and Taika Waititi. In a video game called Free City, 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.
Based on social media reactions, people really seem to be enjoying Reynolds’ video game comedy, and it sure looks like a lot of fun. I mean, what else would you expect from the man who brought us Deadpool (who, by the way, has officially joined the MCU, in a hilarious way)? The sci-fi movie releases in theaters on Friday, August 13, and critics reviews are starting to roll in. Let’s see if they’re as positive as the early social media reactions, shall we?