With Ryan Reynolds now well and truly embedded in the hearts of Wrexham people and the amazing effort he and Netflix have gone to to get us involved in his new film promotion I thought it would only be polite to watch it for myself and see what it was like.

Last Friday's Leader was wrapped in an advert plugging the film and included comments from the mayor, Wrexham AFC football captain and our very own digital reporter Matt Warner so I had to see what all the hype was about.

Ahead of the release of Red Notice, Netflix wanted to commemorate Ryan’s connection with Wrexham, its citizens, and it’s local hotspots.

The production company sent a crew to Wrexham two weeks ago to engage with some of the town's well known personalities and invited the Leader along too.

The trailer on a trailer, drove around the town and gave the people of Wrexham a sneak peak at an unseen clip from Red Notice and in a video promoting the film's release Ryan jokes that he was advertising his new film on a big screen towed by a trailer through the streets of Wrexham, and said: "I personally can't stand those celebrities who take advantage of filming opportunities to promote their personal interests."

So what is all the hype about and is it worth a watch?

The action comedy Red Notice stars our very own Ryan, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson and Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot. All big box office hitters in their own right.

Red Notice is said to be Netflix's most expensive blockbuster to date and was shot pre and post Covid restrictions.

The big budget, reportedly $200m, is plain to see with its lavish locations and breathtaking stunts.

Dwayne Johnson plays a FBI agent John Hartley who reluctantly teams up with a renowned art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan) in order to catch an even more notorious criminal (Gal Gadot).

They are all after Nazi-plundered artefacts, namely a golden egg.

From the get go it is fast paced and action packed. Whizzing you around the world to various locations, from a Russian prison to Spain to the jungle!

Ryan's comic timing is spot on, as always, and his relationship with Dwayne carries the film along nicely and gets the laughs.

My favourite part is when they are both in prison with Ryan taking full advantage of goading Dwayne's character. His wise-cracks just keep hitting Johnson's straight man as they try to negotiate a jail break.

Gal (Sarah Black) plays the fiery criminal mastermind who is not to be messed with and can more than hold her own when it comes to a fight sequence. There is a good twist at the end which I will not spoil and possibly the door has been left open for a sequel.

The film really did remind me of all the Indiana Jones films and also Romancing the Stone, remember with Michael Douglas? with Ryan really in the Danny Devito role!

I have to be honest, action adventure comedies are not usually my bag but its good to try something different and this film was an entertaining two hours.

Why is it called Red Notice? A Red Notice is issued by Interpol to instigate a global hunt for criminals.

I now can't wait for Ryan's next movie 'Spirited' with Will Ferrell, let's hope he can persuade Will to make a trip to Wrexham to promote it!

Red Notice is now available to watch on Netflix