Early Twitter reactions say Free Guy is another hit for Ryan Reynolds

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By Geoff Borgonia July 24, 2021

Early reactions from film critics who have seen Ryan Reynolds’ video game inspired movie Free Guy are largely praising the film.

Free Guy tells the story of a non-player character (aka NPC) in what appears to be a massively multiplayer online game (MMO).

As with actual video game mechanics, NPCs serve as the set dressing population for the environment.

Along the way, he meets Milly (Jodie Comer) who shows Guy his actual existence as an NPC in the video game.

After the production wrapped up, it was initially scheduled for a July 3, 2020 theatrical release. The health crisis pushed it back to December 11, 2020.

Disney decided to push the release to the following year 2021. But the new tentative release date was again altered by Disney to later in the year.

Jamie Jirak praised Reynolds and Comer’s performance and on-screen chemistry, saying "gamers will certainly appreciate it the most".

Ryan Reynolds himself joins in on the fun, sharing his response to Steven Weintraub of Collider’s reaction to Free Guy.

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