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https://deadline.com/2019/12/free-guy-trailer-ryan-reynolds-shawn-levy-joe-keery-20th-century-fox-1202803053/

 

Ryan Reyonds plays a background NPC, Guy, in an open world videogame, Free City, who decides to take control of his life after being surrounded by videogame mayhem for 27 days straight. Directed by Shawn Levy.

 

I like the opening text poking fun at the studio's new owners.

 

 

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Ok, it's really cool that Disney are attempting some new ideas again, and I admit it does look like fun. But it does put into stark stark contrast how infantile we've become in 20 years. This is the millenials what The Truman Show was for Gen X and I fear The Truman Show would never get the green light now.

I expect to see many more Idiocracy versions of great cinema over the coming years and I think I'm about ready to die now thanks.

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4 hours ago, kerraig UK said:

Ok, it's really cool that Disney are attempting some new ideas again, and I admit it does look like fun. But it does put into stark stark contrast how infantile we've become in 20 years. This is the millenials what The Truman Show was for Gen X and I fear The Truman Show would never get the green light now.

I expect to see many more Idiocracy versions of great cinema over the coming years and I think I'm about ready to die now thanks.

 

You mean Generation Z. Millenials Truman Show was Truman Show.

 

(For reference I'm a millennial)

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Ryan Reynolds has so much charisma. He make nearly everything enjoyable. 

 

Saw a couple of episode of Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place again the other day and whilst it has aged pretty poorly, Reynolds is still the best thing about it. 

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2 hours ago, bradigor said:

Ryan Reynolds has so much charisma. He make nearly everything enjoyable. 

 

Saw a couple of episode of Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place again the other day and whilst it has aged pretty poorly, Reynolds is still the best thing about it. 

 

Let's hope he does the same for that Michael Bay Netflix movie, then.

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1 hour ago, kerraig UK said:

Do I? Truman Show is 1998. I was 22 when it came out. I'm Gen X.
 

 

Yeah I think it's way more targeted to Gen Z, people in their late teens/early twenties. Still it looks fun and can be enjoyed by all, but I wouldn't say this is the Millennial version of the Truman Show. I'm 33, I was 13 when Truman Show came out, so if Truman Show wasn't our Truman Show, what is? I was 22 in 2008.

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4 minutes ago, Stigweard said:

 

Yeah I think it's way more targeted to Gen Z, people in their late teens/early twenties. Still it looks fun and can be enjoyed by all, but I wouldn't say this is the Millennial version of the Truman Show. I'm 33, I was 13 when Truman Show came out, so if Truman Show wasn't our Truman Show, what is? I was 22 in 2008.

 

You're not automatically entitled to one Truman Show per generation buddy. That's not how it works!

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18 minutes ago, kerraig UK said:

 

You're not automatically entitled to one Truman Show per generation buddy. That's not how it works!

 

Fair enough, but to dismiss older millennials with such ease suggesting that this dumbed down film is their Truman Show, is just wrong and insulting. Just cause you're slightly  older doesn't mean you own it, especially when the age rating for it is perfect for teens and up (when it was releases). Anyway, sorry for derailing the thread, but Millennial is such trope term these days to suggest stupid/dumb and it's quite infuriating.

 

Moving on, this looks fun, but nothing I'd be rushing to go out and see immediately. I'll definitely catch it on home release though cause I do enjoy Ryan Reynolds.

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1 hour ago, Stigweard said:

 

Fair enough, but to dismiss older millennials with such ease suggesting that this dumbed down film is their Truman Show, is just wrong and insulting. Just cause you're slightly  older doesn't mean you own it, especially when the age rating for it is perfect for teens and up (when it was releases). Anyway, sorry for derailing the thread, but Millennial is such trope term these days to suggest stupid/dumb and it's quite infuriating.

 

Moving on, this looks fun, but nothing I'd be rushing to go out and see immediately. I'll definitely catch it on home release though cause I do enjoy Ryan Reynolds.


Ok Boomer. 


How about I just say "Pre-Idiocracy" and "Post-Idiocracy". Does that trigger you less?

;)

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I thought the trailer was pretty cringey, but complaining that it's dumbing down cinema seems a bit much.

 

Surely The Last Action Hero is a better comparison than The Truman Show? Both worlds that run on dumb action shlock logic, just from different mediums? Don't take themselves too seriously? Both pretty mediocre?

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23 minutes ago, grounded_dreams said:

This has now moved from a cinema release to streaming, Paramount has sold this to Netflix.

 

Makes sense from Paramounts position. I don't think it would flop as such, but they probably got enough money from Netflix to cover expenses and then some.

 

I do wonder about Netflix though, splashing their cash in crazy ways, is anyone really going to subscribe to Netflix just so they can watch stuff like The Old Guard, Extraction and Free Guy?

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4 minutes ago, Gambit said:

 

Makes sense from Paramounts position. I don't think it would flop as such, but they probably got enough money from Netflix to cover expenses and then some.

 

I do wonder about Netflix though, splashing their cash in crazy ways, is anyone really going to subscribe to Netflix just so they can watch stuff like The Old Guard, Extraction and Free Guy?

 

Well, yeah.  Netflix has quite a lot of stuff on it.

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1 hour ago, Gambit said:

 

Makes sense from Paramounts position. I don't think it would flop as such, but they probably got enough money from Netflix to cover expenses and then some.

 

I do wonder about Netflix though, splashing their cash in crazy ways, is anyone really going to subscribe to Netflix just so they can watch stuff like The Old Guard, Extraction and Free Guy?


Think they largely work on the basis that people will watch the big name releases, be impressed with the broad selection of other content and then a decent percentage will stick around because the monthly subscription is relatively cheap.

 

Users only need to watch a couple of things a week for the service to feel like good value, and in the last few years they’ve really leaned into emphasising what’s coming soon on the platform, so there’s always an incentive to stick around.

 

They have a really low churn rate compared to many other platforms, thanks to how they present their content and quickly make the service feel indispensable.

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Paramount and Netflix has an existing co-production deal IIRC, so not too surprising this is moving to Netflix as they have a pretty close relationship.

 

A lot of risk in the industry at the moment, and lots of cash sloshing around with Amazon, Apple, Netflix, et al, so expect much more of this. 

 

Edit: Covid might not just affect cinema attendance, but there will be a shortfall of content being produced for the streamers due to stalled productions, so there will be some programming windows short of content, so picking up a movie already in the can with a well known face might add an extra 20% to the asking price.

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On 09/12/2019 at 12:45, cohen205 said:

I'm 35, love the truman show, and cant see any link between this and the truman show.

 

The concept of an individual realising that they're a pawn in a world of artifice and setting themselves free from it?

 

It's not exactly unique to the Truman Show, but the link is clear as day.

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