Still working on a big post-election reaction roundup, but in the meantime it occurred to me: Have half the superhero films Hollywood was made this century been mentally preparing America for a Trump presidency?
Billionaire vigilante has to work outside the system to protect common people. His wealth is a tool to achieve that aim, and he has no trouble flaunting it when he needs to, or to dropping a well-timed quip at the expense of his opponents.
Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark…and Donald Trump. Sure, he’s considerably older, with worse hair, but he still fits the mold.
For all Hollywood’s leftism, they’ve spent the past decade plus (Batman Begins came out in 2005, Iron Man in 2008) mentally preparing the American public for a Trump presidency.
Irony! It’s what’s for dinner!