Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is still nearly two weeks from its theatrical release, but Warner Media is so confident in the film’s success that they have removed the media embargo early so that critics can talk about the film. And, for the most part, the movie is getting high praise. Margot Robbie returns as the fan favorite Harley, and ups the crazy fun with a new group of friends. The Birds of Prey, consisting of Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya come to the big screen for the first time, and look to make a big impact.
As you can garner from these reactions, it would seem that the movie is lacking a bit in continuity and plot points, but makes up for it in mindless popcorn action fun. Margot Robbie looks to be bringing even more life to the character she fleshed out in Suicide Squad, and with apparently less studio interference. Look for Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress to steal the show, seemingly being everyone’s MVP for the film. The action is said to be next level, with many unique stylized fights. And, it looks like the comic book movie villain isn’t an afterthought, but rathe a focal point with great depth.
Hopefully this film holds up, as DC needs another win. Whilst they have had some success with their solo films lately, like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam!, their films containing multiple characters have not faired as well. WB is moving in the right direction, though, it seem with this picture, as well as Matt Reeves’ The Batman, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad sequel/soft reboot (which will bring back Margot Robbie for another round of Harley Quinn), and more in the near future. Make sure you check out Birds of Prey when it hits theaters soon!
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