Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020) – Movie Review

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is an action-adventure film based on the DC Comics team Birds of Prey. It is the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe, and a follow-up to Suicide Squad (2016). The film is directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson.

The film follows Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) after the events of Suicide Squad (2016). The Joker has broken up with Harley; the lack of immunity makes her the target of criminals on the streets of Gotham City; Mainly Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), a brutal and narcissist crime lord. Meanwhile, Sionis is trying to get his hands on the fortune of the Bertinelli crime family but finds Harley and Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), a pickpocket, as hurdles in his path. Then, Harley joins forces with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to stop Sionis.

Throughout its runtime, the film is enjoyable. There is hardly any dull moment. The visual style of the film is appealing. The action sequences and direction are like the cherry on the cake. Margot Robbie has brought such a charm and playfulness to the character. And, yes, she is the heart and soul of the film. On the other hand, the performance of Ewan McGregor as a villain is also really good, but in the film the character didn’t have any depth, it felt one-dimensional. The only thing that bothered me about it that the film doesn’t take the time for character development except for Harley.

Verdict : The film is delightful and funny. Go for it. It is the first R rated film by DCEU, and at some places, it does resemble with Deadpool.

Rating : 3.4/5

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