Expectations are a funny thing. Had I seen Pokémon Detective Pikachu, oh, six months ago – before the first trailer set the internet into a tizzy at the prospect that this film might actually be good – I would’ve have been pleasantly surprised.
By all rights, Deadpool 2 should have been a vast improvement on the first film. It’s not.
Here’s the good news – if you’re looking for a dumb, fun, switch-your-brain-off action comedy, The Hitman’s Bodyguard succeeds … provided you can subscribe to that switch-your-brain-off advice.
Baby Driver has been widely compared to musicals; but this ain’t no musical. This is a mixtape movie.
A film that asks “what if Alien but also Gravity?” and that’s about it.
If Deadpool had come out in 2006 – before Iron Man kicked the superhero boom into top gear – it might’ve been a genuinely subversive superhero film. The film – which sees Ryan Reynolds make his fourth attempt at pulling off the superhero shtick (if you count Blade III) – is definitely trying to subvert…