A spectacular explosion of colour, in combination with an excellent execution of storytelling. This film delivered so much more than expected. Birds of Prey is a break-up, self-empowering action movie meets colourful comic book movie.
The storyline begins with Quinn’s break-up from the Joker and trying to define a new identity for herself in the dark world of Gotham. When Quinn sends a colourful sign of her separation from the Joker, she inadvertently makes herself a target for practically everyone. In a sequence of coincidences Quinn soon meet’s and eventually teams up with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya, Black Canary the club singer with a stunning voice, Huntress trained assassin, and Renee the obsessed cop looking to take down Gotham’s evil crime lord. They team up accidentally to save a young girl from Roman Sionis Gotham’s reigning crime lord played brilliantly by Ewen Mcgregor.
Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie delivers an excellent performance portraying the many sides of Quinn’s personality. Quinn’s character also provides the voiceover which maintains the momentum of the movie in the middle.
The action really kicks up a gear in the last quarter of the film and one of the most impressive things is the character development and delivery of back story of Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Renee, and Roman Sionis in the first part of the film. Although this is filled with the usual Harley Quinn antics, we saw in Suicide Squad, and the fight scenes are constant throughout the film.
This is at least a fun-filled entertaining film which will have you on the edge of your seat, with an amazing use of colour and soundtracks.
Norwich Nights Loves Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020).
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020). At Cinema’s now (was viewed at Norwich Odeon).
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