Review: ‘Free Guy’ – A Video Game Comedy for Non-Gamers, Too!

You don’t have to be a gamer to fully appreciate the new video game comedy, Free Guy

In fact, if you just like people being super extra, laughing a lot, looking at attractive people, Marvel or Star Wars, or things blowing up, then you’re not going to have a good time, you’re going to have a GREAT time. 

We meet Guy (Ryan Reynolds), a blue-shirt-wearing bank teller, who lives in Free City. Every morning he wakes up, greets his goldfish, Goldie, walks to work with his best friend, Buddy, and grabs coffee. He is happy in life and can’t think of anything else he needs, except maybe one thing. 

Guy doesn’t realize he is an NPC (a non-playable character) in a popular video game even as he and Buddy casually drop to the ground every day as their bank gets robbed and glass shatters everywhere. 

The people who wear sunglasses are the heroes, so he’ll let them do their job. 

That is until he sees her. The one thing or person he’s been missing in life – Molotov Girl (the loveable Jodie Comer). When he tries to talk to her, she doesn’t really notice him, after all, she wears sunglasses and is pretty bad-A.