Ryan Reynolds Starrer Free Guy Review and Ending Explained: Should We Watch It Or Skip It?

Ryan Reynolds Saves Free Guy movie with his performance!!

Ryan Reynolds Starrer Free Guy Review: Should We Watch It Or Skip It?
Ryan Reynolds Starrer Free Guy Review: Should We Watch It Or Skip It? (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

Last Updated on August 15, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

Free Guy starting Ryan Reynolds has finally been released, and we are here with you with the complete review of the film. If you have watched the film, you would feel that a few of the film elements have been picked up from blockbuster films like The LEGO Movie, The Matrix, Ready Player One, and They Live!.

The film is basically about an open-world video game called Free City is the revised name of the Free Life game, which was sold to Soonami games. The game code was originally based on Free Life that Walter “Keys” McKey created. It was sold to Soonami, and then he becomes the lead developer there.

Keys since then regretted his decision as the Soonami’s Boss Antwan had turned the game into his money-making scheme and ruined the whole franchise.

Ever since then, Millie Rusk (partner of Keys in developing the game) wants to convince Keys to get the Keys’ code situated within the game, to Antwan that Keys is the rightful owner of the code the game.

Free Guy Review: Watch It Or Skip It?

Free Guy is good for a one-time watch, and specifically speaking, Ryan Reynolds alone has saved the film. The film truly doesn’t have anything great to offer apart from the living charm that Ryan Reynolds has brought to the Free Guy. But, still, every movie has some downside as well upside, and here we have tried to compile all of these for you.

The Free Guy will seem like a mixture of romantic, revenge-taking, and science fiction at the same time.

Guy, who once wears the glasses of the robbers ad enters the video game and finds himself into a completely different world with superpowers bestowed on him.

Slowly, he learns the rules of this game, but the programmers of the game assume this as an act of artificial intelligence, where the computer character develops intelligence on its own.

Ryan Reynolds has done complete justice to his character, and you would certainly fall in love with this character in the Free Guy; his romantic setting with Millie, too, is greatly synthesized in the film. Furthermore, how he helps her in taking down revenge against the obnoxious tech- bro Antwan, who sells the Free City game.

Free Guy, directed by Canadian director Shawn Levy had shown a positive approach towards embracing the video game characters in the real world. Also, we are shown how Millie taking revenge on the company that has stolen their codes, which Millie and her partner Key had written years ago.

Free Guy Plot and Ending Explained

Free City is the revised name of the Free Life game, which was sold to Soonami games. The game code was originally based on Free Life that Walter “Keys” McKey created. It was sold to Soonami, and then he becomes the lead developer there.

Keys since then regretted his decision as the Soonami’s Boss Antwan had turned the game into his money-making scheme and ruined the whole franchise.

Ever since then, Millie Rusk (partner of Keys in developing the game) wants to convince Keys to get the Keys’ code situated within the game, to Antwan that Keys is the rightful owner of the code and the game.

Millie Rusk now spends time within Free City as her avatar Molotov Girl to find evidence of Keys’ code and prove Keys the rightful owner of the code.

Guy’s character, on the other hand, played by Ryan Reynolds, works as a bank teller, and he is actually an NPC- the non-playable character of the game Free City.

He and his friend, who is a security guard at the same bank where Guy works. They together perform only one task daily that is surrendering when the bank from being robbed.

But one day, Guy, bored of doing the same thing, thinks of changing his role and grabs the glasses of the robbers and stops the robbery to find out what the glasses do.

On taking the glasses of the robbers, he finds out that the world now looks so different, like a character in the video game equipped with superpowers that allow him to change the dimensions of reality in his own ways.

Ryan Reynolds Starrer Free Guy- Review and Recap
Ryan Reynolds Saved the Free Guy movie with his performance!!-Credit: 20th Century Studios

Further, as the story proceeds, we see that Guy is trying to break the aspects of the programming, which leads to people assuming him to be another player in the NPC’s skin.

While the real-world programmers think that they have achieved the level of artificial intelligence that is doing all these things, what these two programmers have dreamt of.

Slowly and steadily, the Guy now starts to become sentient and begins to feel things that made Millie believe that he can help her find the key’s code of the game within.

As Guy completes one by one under Millie’s guidance to locate the source code, he soon becomes a popular character worldwide; everyone was interested to know who was behind the Guy character.

Keys and Millie soon realize that Guy’s self-awareness comes from the code that contains Millie’s personal preferences included in the Free life code.

That was maybe the reason why Guy was suddenly so attracted towards Millie and wanted to be in a romantic relationship with her.

But Mille tells Guy about what he is? he gets angry and breaks off his relationship with Millie but later on, discussing with Buddy, Guy realizes there is something more than love and attraction between their relationship and decides to help Millie to find the key before the Free City is wiped out by the Soonami servers which will make way for Free City 2.

Guy’s popularity, however, puts pressure on Antwan to delay the launch of Free City 2.

But Antwan wants Keys and Mouser to reboot Guy’s programming. After doing that, when Millie meets Guy in the game next time, she understands that Guy doesn’t remember his prior sentience.

Free Guy Movie Stills: Ryan Reynolds as Guy and Jodie Comer as Millie Rusk / Molotov Gir-Pic Credit 20th Century Studios 
Free Guy Movie Stills: Ryan Reynolds as Guy and Jodie Comer as Millie Rusk / Molotov Gir-Pic Credit 20th Century Studios

Then Millie kisses Guy and sees all of his prior sentience restored, and Guy can now recall the evidence of the key’s code from his apartment and the location of Island.

To be saved from the data wipe, Guy informs all NPC characters to migrate to the Island to be protected from the data wipe.

Antwan then becomes desperate and tries to delete Guy and Molotov girl from the game, but Keys somehow again interferes and saves them, but it cost his job.

After this failed attempt, Antwan sends Dude the bigger and dumber version of Guy in the game, but Guy can befriend him.

Then the only last stop Anwan had was to delete all the game servers, but by that time, Guy, along with other NPC, manages to migrate to Island to be saved from the server destroy. Everyone from the world witnessed this event.

In the end, Millie was able to convince Antwan to turn the Free City code and its intellectual property to Keys. Keys, Mouser and Millie now start a new company, and with the recovered code, they release their original game Free Life.

The game becomes super hit, and they also migrate Guy, Buddy, and the other Free City NPCs into the Free Life game. Later on, Millie learns that Key’s code on which Guy was based was a love letter to her; that’s why Guy was so much into her.

On the other hand, without the support of Key’s code, Antwan’s Free City 2 becomes a flop and gets tangled with various other media controversies.

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