Friday, February 7, 2020

Birds of Prey Review: Slightly better than Suicide Squad! But, still a ways to go...

The Hit:

For a character like Harley Quinn, Joker's right-hand gal, the rating helped this movie but not by very much. 

Cast: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor,  Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina

Pros: It's brutal and the things she did to hurt others were both hard to watch but had a nice touch with adding a little comedic factor to it. Margot Robbie was made for this role and she brought that same Charisma from Suicide Squad, which she was one of the characters that made that movie a little bearable to see in the first place. Seeing Harley down in the dumps after Joker cut ties with her was something that she had to overcome being on her own and that journey to not rely on others made me root for her along the way. She made new friends of course but, she is not one to trust fully just yet. Ewan's character Black Mask, surprised me being such an evil scumbag, and even though Harley is a criminal too, he showed me that out of the two he is the eviler one. When all the girls got together the fight scenes were top notch. 

Cons: The title of the movie is misleading, it's mostly following Harley becoming her own person rather than the whole team. In the end, we do get the "Birds of Prey", but it should have been early on. It jumps from present to past a lot to cover each girl's backstories and although I've seen my fair share of that throughout tv and film, it got a little old. 

I'm a big DC fan and prefer it over Marvel in some areas but being that this was slightly better than Suicide Squad, it isn't that great. I was still entertained no doubt about it but this was just an average movie. If you enjoyed Margot kill it as Harley in the latter, you'll love this. 

Key Info: Rated R. Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime

The Verdict:
YELLOW LIGHT (Proceed With Caution)

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