‘Free Guy’ Game To Take On Pandemic With Disney-20th Century’s Theatrical-Only Release
Free Guy is a new movie starring Ryan Reynolds that’s set to open this week exclusively in theaters. It’s comedy about a bank teller, played by Reynolds, who discovers that he’s an NPC (non-playable character) in a video game. Worse yet, the game he’s in, Free City, is scheduled to go offline soon. That amounts to a looming apocalyptic event for him, so he breaks free of his programming and tries to save the city.
We live in a strange age for movies, so it might not be entirely clear how you can watch Free Guy. We have the answers to all of your viewing questions, so keep on reading.
When Does Free Guy Release?
Free Guy officially releases in theaters on Friday, August 13, but some theaters will begin showings on Thursday, August 12.
Free Guy Trailer
What Is Free Guy About?
Free Guy is about a bank teller named Guy, played by Ryan Reynolds, who lives in a city in which madcap action is constantly happening. People fire rocket launchers in the streets. Stores get robbed constantly. Think Grand Theft Auto. This is just life as normal for Guy — until a woman named Millie/Mologov Girl, played by Jodie Comer, enters the bank one day to set him free.
Millie hands Guy glasses that, when he puts them on, show the HUD for the video game he’s living in. Unfortunately for Guy, the creator of the game, played by Taika Waititi, is planning to shut it down for good, which would effectively end the lives of Guy and everyone else in the city. It’s up to Guy and Millie to rally the rest of the NPC citizens and save the day.
What is Free Guy Rated?
Free Guy is rated PG-13 by the MPAA.
Free Guy UK release date
Free Guy was pushed back several times due to the pandemic, but was finally released on Friday 13th August 2021, after moving from an earlier date of 21st May 2021.
When that date was announced in March, Ryan Reynolds said in a video, “I know we’ve had a couple of hiccups, but this time it’s 100 per cent locked in.”
Making light of the situation, he then muttered, “unless of course…”
Thankfully, he was right the first time.