What do you get if you remake The Truman Show, but modernize it with elements of Ready Player One and Groundhog Day concepts and give the lead role to Ryan Reynolds? You can check the cloudy and search for your favorite movies of all time. Go and explore the ocean of entertainment on the website. Here's the shocker: this movie doesn't consist of Reynolds running around in the video game world for two hours and making jokes. There's a story here.
Badman because his motives are immoral
And a stake. Remember them? Some characters have goals, and there's an adversary who stands in their way. They're the good guys because their goals are moral, and the antagonist is the bad guy because his goals are immoral, and the story is written so that we support the good guys and get a satisfying sense of resolution when they succeed. "Come on, Sarah, that's how movies work." Yes, it's weird. I wish I could say that I didn't mind the simple, consistent plot, but that's just the way it is.
The real world there are characters with visible
And I know I'm not the only one: "It's deeper than I expected" is a common comment about the film. Why? Because in the real world there are characters with visible development? Why is there an NPC in a video game with self-awareness and free will that makes us wonder what human worth is? This is not surprising. And yet it is. Because cinema has been so long devoid of elementary things like morality, reflection, or narrative coherence that we've forgotten how important they are.
I appreciate that this film goes back to a particular cinema
There's a romantic subplot that isn't resolved for "the movie ends now" reasons, and it was very original. While I appreciate that this film returns to a certain cinematic standard, that doesn't mean it's automatically great. The magic only lasted as long as the screening, and all I can say is how sad it is that so little can feel like so much. Because the film gives us what I want, but in small bites, not large doses. To say that Free Guy tries harder than other action-comedies is pointless.
Humorous scenes are not only unnecessary but also full of humor
The funny Ryan Reynolds is at their disposal and they let him do his thing. But also too much. It's mostly a matter of asking him to do the usual scenes rather than writing pre-written jokes for him. Most of the funny scenes are not only unnecessary but completely humorless. (Hi, Channing Tatum.) Taika Waititi was also made corny, and I loved hating that character. But did they think we wouldn't know he was the villain if he didn't show it? "I love money, I want more money, I only care about money." We get what he's getting at.
Comeo and the actors are watching the real events
A little subtlety wouldn't hurt him, and he'd be better suited to an overgrown character. And of course, they can't condone a political speech that goes against the intent of the film. This could have saved 10-20 minutes of the film's length, especially because of the cameos and actors witnessing real events. This bothered me. Also, three different sequences appear to be the "end game". One was expensive, one was "fun," and the third was relevant to the story.
The heart of the film
Guess which one I would have liked? I especially liked the real-life characters played by Jodie Comer and Joe Keery. They are the heart of the film. You can check the 7starhd and search for your favorite movies of all time. Go and explore the ocean of entertainment on the website. Keery's relevance to the plot, in particular, was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting him to be a supporting character, just for the jokes. I actually would have liked to see more real life in the story.
It's better than most, but not good enough
Comer's character is even more important to the role, but we don't feel it because we mainly see him in the part where he doesn't have his real personality. You would think that Reynolds' celebrity, humor, and fun would dominate this high-concept action video game, but it doesn't, not really. It's all in the seasoning. Free Guy remembers it better than most, but not well enough.