Birds of Prey Review

Zach Weissman, Staff Writer

Since the shelter in place order, people are looking for ways to stay busy indoors.

With The Joker recently coming out and Joaquin Phoenix’s amazing performance, I thought things might be changing in an upward trajectory for DC comics. Unfortunately, the new Harley Quinn ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn)’ movie proved me wrong.

I’m not saying don’t watch this movie, my family and I actually enjoyed a lot of the fight scenes, and it definitely is good for women in the acting industry, but unfortunately, it’s no Wonder Woman.

Harley Quinn is portrayed by Margot Robbie, and I could not stop fixating on her voice, which I found irritating.  The movie introduces itself through a comic style, which I loved watching, but it’s not as animated feeling as I would hope for.  No “POW” or “BOOMs,” which would have had a nostalgic appeal. 

Margot Robbie’s acting is pretty solid. Harley Quinn is portrayed as the existential nihilist that she is, and the movie starts on a depressing note with the Joker breaking up with her.

I think what the creators are trying to display is how women can be strong and independent by themselves, but Harley Quinn is way too heart broken about the ended relationship.

This movie is R and obviously mimics Marvel fight scenes.

I think the movie was entertaining, and I enjoyed seeing it, but it didn’t quite live up to the Harley Quinn that I had hoped to see when looking forward to this movie.