Our first Secret Screening in nearly two years got underway last night, and Cineworlders were thrilled to discover it was the new Ryan Reynolds adventure Free Guy.
The Deadpool star plays a NPC (non-player-character) in a videogame simulation named... Guy. This likeable dork is completely unaware that he exists within a simulation, until odd occurrences awaken him to the hilarious and surreal reality. The excellent cast also includes Killing Eve's Jodie Comer and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.
The action-packed movie has already been praised by critics for its fast-paced humour, exciting set-pieces and surprising amount of emotional heart. Cineworlders were, therefore, primed when the title card came up at the beginning of the screening. And it's a delight to report that the responses to Free Guy were highly enthusiastic. Here's a small sampling of them.
The secret screening was @FreeGuyMovie and I loved it so much! It was so so funny, it was emotional at times, it was feel good and so fun! The cameos were absolutely brilliant and @VancityReynolds was at his best! Thank you @cineworld 😁😁😁 #FreeGuy #SecretScreening— Dan Baynham (@Dan_Baynham95) August 11, 2021
Just got out of the @cineworld Secret Screening and it was #FreeGuy! Super enjoyed it, such a feel-good film and with awesome cameos to match, @VancityReynolds is hilarious as usual. Thanks guys for treating us a few days early! 💙 pic.twitter.com/xPuy8m3kih— ✨Galaxy✨ (@Galaxy424242424) August 11, 2021
Just got out of the @cineworld secret screening. Was an early U.K. showing of #FreeGuy— Spoiler-Man, Leak Skywalker, Breaker Of News (@heavyspoilers) August 11, 2021
Really really enjoyed it. Some brilliant cameos in it and a great story. Definitely check it out. pic.twitter.com/EpUFEkEzPg
Just watched tonight courtesy of @cineworld , excellent film, plenty of laughs and I'm definitely going to watch it again in the cinema, the most enjoyable film I've watched this last couple of years 🤣🤣 #FreeGuy pic.twitter.com/AFaxC5W2GT— that bloke (@Sidney1st) August 11, 2021
It was a brilliant film, Reynolds is his usual affable self, Jodie Comer was fantastic as were the rest of the cast especially Taika Waititi— Chris (@Grumpyduck) August 11, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed it and one cameo had the entire audience WOOP.! out loud. Tron meets Ready Player One for the gaming generation.
Top film, was definitely a ‘yes’ from the room when the name came up at the start. Plenty of action, funny, great leads and the best cameo ever!— Jason 💙 (@jmbailey27) August 12, 2021
Did you miss out on the screening? Can you not wait to watch it again? The good news is the movie hits Cineworld screens on 13th August. You know what that means: click here to book your tickets for Free Guy.