Birds of prey (and the fantastic emancipation of Harley Quinn, 2020) – Criticism

It is an entertaining viewing, with a constant but moderate use of violence, without as much blood as we are used to seeing in movies like Deadpool (2016) or series like The boys (2019).

Birds of prey It is Harley Quinn's first solo film and shows his emancipation from the Joker after a rather painful break. Well, as she explains: a harlequin serves his master.

Margot Robbie – the Oscar nominee for I, Tonya (2017) – brings Quinn back to life after Suicide Squad (2016) and leaves a better taste in the mouth than that. Together with Harley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead meets as Hunter, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and Rosie Perez as Renée Montoya.

They all have something in common: they are in a race for survival, since Black Mask – Ewan McGregor – wants to eliminate them through different movements. Although he is not as prominent as his minion Zsasz, played by a macabre Chris Messina (Open wounds, 2018).

It has a good rhythm, of constant and highly developed action; Maybe excessive towards the end.

This movie features strong characters, with flaws and unfolds, lights and shadows. Each one stands out for his trauma, personality, actions or way of speaking. Surprising also is the unexpected chemistry between Harley and Cassandra Cain – interpreted by Ella Jay Basco – who maintain a pupil and teacher relationship.

Birds of prey It has a good rhythm, of constant and highly developed action; Maybe excessive towards the end. There are no very long dramatic scenes and they always mix with some comedy, as DC usually does. It is a pleasant viewing, with a constant but moderate use of violence, without as much blood as we are used to seeing in movies like Deadpool (2016) or series like The boys (2019).

Although it does maintain a tone similar to these audiovisuals, where the dialogues have lively shades and macaras. This time he delves deeper into the psychiatric training of Harley Quinn, which has clinical analysis lines for each character. This brings freshness and greater relief to your character.

The screenwriter, Christina Hodson, is working on other DC deliveries such as Batgirl Y The flash. This booklet has a fun and solvent structure, where much of the introduction and the knot are created by time jumps and anticipations. What is not loading and serves as support to evoke the personality of Harley, since she is the narrator and tells the story in her own way.It is a film that stands out for the action scenes, a very marked and almost comic aesthetic that surrounds to Harley. After the movie Wonder woman (2017) by Patty Jenkins, this is the second DC movie directed by a woman, Cathy Yan.


Synopsis After separating from Joker, Harley Quinn and three other heroines – Black Canary, Cazadora and Renée Montoya – join forces to save a girl – Cassandra Cain – from the evil king of the Black Mask crime.
Address Cathy Yan
Script Chuck Dixon, Jordan B. Gorfinkel, Christina Hodson
country U.S
Distribution Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Pérez, Chris Messina, Derek Wilson, Steven Williams, Ali Wong
Gender Action
Duration 109 min.
Original title Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Premiere 02/07/2020

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