BIRDS OF PREY (2020) Review
Directed by Cathy Yan
There are a lot of things you can enjoy in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) but what’s best about it is Harley Quinn herself, Margot Robbie. In here, she proves that you can’t replace her as the The Cupid of Crime, at least for now.
Honestly, with the track record of the Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics movies, I was not that excited about the film. I was hopeful, yes, but I wouldn’t say I was excited upon seeing it. So, watching the film with no expectations and enjoying it more and more each scene, I can definitely say I had a blast. This is one of the best of the DC Comics movies, maybe second to Wonder Woman.
It’s action-packed, fresh, fun and it’s completely badass. It isn’t just about women empowerment or anything that showcases the talents of its female stars, Birds of Prey is a comic book movie done the right way and more. At first you would enjoy Margot Robbie killing it going beyond normal as Harley Quinn but then you find all of the female characters interesting and it felt like their characters were well-written.
There are a lot of comic book movies coming out every now and then, but Birds of Prey should be one of those who, in a way, changes the game.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ is now showing in all formats in Philippine cinemas from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated R-16 without cuts by the MTRCB.