Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Overall Rating: 6 out of 10 Based on 1 Review

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

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  • Review MVP rated this 6 out of 10

    Written on 7 February 2020 Member since 9 May 2011
    rating-6
    Pros:

    The fight scenes.

    Cons:

    Having an animated introduction to explain the break up.

    No other DC characters shown throughout. Not even the Joker.

    Overall:

    Following on from Margot Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, she gets her chance to headline her own film. After being dumped by the Joker for good, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) comes to realise that what also is gone is the protection that being with him provided. Now everyone that she has ever wronged is gunning for revenge and there is no one that she can trust. Least of all, resident nightclub owner and main bad guy Roman Sionis / Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). The only way to get through it all is to work together with other newly introduced characters Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Dinah Lance / Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell).

    As expected, the craziness that you expect from Harley is shown throughout and the fight scenes are great from all involved, it just seems to be missing something to keep the film at the usual level experienced in the usual superhero film. Whether it be the opening introduction being animated with a voice over, and not seeing any other characters from the previous DC movies (I guess they saved money from not showing any real images of the Joker), to the quick introductions to her group but not seeing much of them coming together until right at the end (including powers), and the missed opportunity of showing more of the back story of the Black Mask. He has such an interesting past that links closely with Batman, he could almost have a film covering it all himself.

    So for a movie with some kick ass fight scenes, a few laughs and craziness throughout it is ok, but the lack of a storyline that draws you in and keeps you interested stops it from being more than that. With so much intellectual property available in the DC Universe, we can all just hope that they can get it right soon.

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