Waiting for Deadpool 3 at Marvel Studios, Ryan reynolds delivers his first film under the Disney banner. In fact, not really, the fault of Proposal (2009) with Sandra Bullock, but we’re going to pretend, for the sake of the introduction. In short, the opportunity also to find his best friend from Green Lantern (2011): Taika Waititi. In fact, not really, the two not sharing any scenes together in Free Guy, but we are going to act as if, for the sake of beauty … You understand where I was going with this. Anyway, during this time, the director Shawn levy bring back the strange thing from Hawkins Joe keery.
Hard not to see in Free Guy, a feature film halfway between The Truman Show (1998) and Ready Player One (2018). Unfortunately, he will not reach the heights of the two cities. Blame it on a desperately predictable unfolding revolving around an unconvincing moral lesson despite the presence of the brilliant Taika Waititi as a bad guy and one of the writers of precisely Ready Player One in the person of Zak Penn. Also, while you can count on some really nice shots and a good pace except for the hollow in the middle, Shawn Levy is no Steven Spielberg when it comes to rocking high-end action scenes.
NPCs take power
Nevertheless, Free Guy remains a very pleasant film to follow. It transcribes the world of a video game combining Fortnite and GTA Online from an NPC perspective. There are a lot of great ideas on the right and left. Special mention to all those who involve the Magic Mike. Probably my favorite character. Note an easter egg / cameo that made the fan that I am roar with pleasure. I say no more, but those who have seen the film know what I’m talking about. Impossible to miss it. I thought about it again in the metro that brought me home.
Among the unexpected surprises is the presence of a heart in Free Guy. While I expected a simple action comedy, I was blown away that I got caught up in the love story game. It must be said that the actors are excellent, especially Jodie comer that I did not know. She blew me away because she gets to be convincing as a badass video game character and real life human. Normally, the formula would have been to give him an atomic bomb as a video game liner. Exactly as with Channing tatum, what. In short, Free Guy has a touching side capable of moving and that is the chef’s great surprise.
By Christophe Menat still blown away by this easter egg.