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In summer blockbuster ‘Free Guy’, life is but a video game

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New York (AFP) – In the face of relentless headlines about war, disease and apocalyptic climate change, “Stranger Things” maestro Shawn Levy is offering an “antidote” to the misery with a story about hope, kindness and the very human tendency to transcend the sometimes grim realities of everyday life. Due for release on Friday, sci-fi action comedy “Free Guy” — about a man who realizes he is a character in a video game — eschews some of the heavier philosophical themes around free will seen in the likes of “The Matrix” and “Blade Runner” in favor of a simple message: you are in control of yo…

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