"Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" Film Review
By: Nathaniel Simpson
After the extremely disappointing 2016 film, "Suicide Squad", Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is back in her own solo outing, "Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)", which can serve as both a badass superhero film and a movie focusing on female empowerment.
After the first film, we find out that the Joker has broken up with Harley Quinn, who is absolutely devastated about it. She is now trying to figure out how to get through life without the man she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with. Along the way, she gets involved with a crazed, face peeling maniac mob boss (Ewan McGregor) and a moody teenager who has swallowed a diamond (Ella Jay Basco).
This movie is a major step up from its predecessor. It has fantastic writing and direction, along with beautiful shots throughout the film. This film never lags or get boring; there is a crazy storyline one after another. It's obvious DC learned their lesson from the previous installment by giving the fans what they wanted. The villain is also absolutely insane, and due to McGregor's performance, a lot of fun to watch and electrifies every scene he is in.
Margot Robbie is incredible in this film. She perhaps plays a much better Harley Quinn in this film than she did alongside Will Smith and Jared Leto. She's funny, charming, charismatic, and just a fun character to watch on screen. Alongside her other amazing female co-stars such as Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rosie Perez, they portray these awesome female characters that show they can kick some serious butt.
It's a pity that the side characters won't be returning for James Gunn's "Suicide Squad", but it's exciting to see Robbie return as this fantastic character. Maybe we'll get a sequel to this film to show what Harley Quinn and these other fantastic characters have been up to.