Ummmmm, maybe we were wrong about Warner Bros. newest DC Comics film, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)? The film which stars Margot Robbie reprising her role as, on again/off again Joker girlfriend and accomplice Harley Quinn has received mostly good to great reviews from critics.
Rotten Tomatoes, where the Cathy Yan film currently sits at 88% says, ” “With a fresh perspective, some new friends, and loads of fast-paced action, Birds of Prey captures the colorfully anarchic spirit of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.”
The main takeaway here is that the movie has all the makings of a critical hit and Birds of Prey definitely sounds like it will be a fun ride and a unique, adventure for these characters.
Here is a smattering of reviews which gives us a pretty good idea what we are getting into.
Jumbled plotting aside, Cathy Yan and Christina Hodson’s ‘Birds of Prey’ is a delightfully entertaining showcase for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and the rest of her anti-heroic gal pals. (8/10)
This whole film is a femme-fatale meet-and-greet which detoxifies the recent spree of male-dominated skulkings around Gotham City. It has gangster’s moll energy where the molls take over. (3/5)
It’s relentless, hyperactive, and viciously entertaining. Just like Harley herself. (4/5)
Thankfully, Robbie’s shining performance cuts through the murk like a neon sign in a dark alleyway.
Cathy Yan lets her heroine’s mania guide her through a story that’s scrappy, weird and ultimately fun as hell. (4/5)
SOURCE: Time Out
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Birds of Prey’s freedom to discard the classic superhero story is a freedom well won.
t’s all as tasty, chewy and disposable as bubble gum.
SOURCE:Los Angeles Times
DC Comics fans have been waiting years and years for a great Harley Quinn solo movie, and here they get it… albeit it’s packaged inside a more so-so Birds of Prey movie. (3/5)
Cathy Yan has created a music-infused celebration of female badassery. (8/10)
SOURCE:We Live Entertainment
Some pacing issues aside, Birds of Prey is a neon-blood-soaked, funny, violent, anti-hero caper. It manages to be authentic without being heavy-handed, and happily obliterates the male gaze in a technicolour firework display. (4/5)
SOURCE: Digital Spy
Ever since Justice League, Warner Bros has been making their way back in both critics, fans and boxoffice eyes with Aquaman, Shazam, Joker (which could also be boosted by Oscar wins) and now Birds.
We’ll be back with our review as well.
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie
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