Joker is the first film to deliver on the promise of a different kind of superhero film.
A standard superhero showdown isn’t what Shyamalan has in mind for Glass.
By all rights, Deadpool 2 should have been a vast improvement on the first film. It’s not.
At this point, a superheo film eschewing setting up spinoffs and post-credit scenes in favour of robust character development feels almost revolutionary.
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…