Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, also known as Birds of Prey, is a 2020 American superhero film based on Birds of Prey by DC Comics. Producer Warner Bros. Photos courtesy of LuckyChap Entertainment, Clubhouse Pictures and Kroll & Co. Entertainment and Distribution by Warner Bros. Grimm, the eighth instalment in the DC Extended Universe and a spin-off and sequel to Suicide Squad. Directed by Kathy Yang, written by Christina Hodson, starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Journey Smollett Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Vasco, Ali Wong and Ewan McGregor. The film follows Harley Quinn, who is threatened by Gotham City crime lord Roman Sionis after breaking up with the Joker and joins hands with Helena Bertinelli, Dina Lance and Renee Montoya to save Cassandra Kane.
About Harley Quinn
First appearing in DC Comics in 1992, Harley was clearly the best of the 2016 DC Comics blockbuster, Suicide Squad. So there was every reason to hope that making an entire movie centred around him would be a huge success. “Birds of Prey” is the origin story of a superhero team, in which Harley follows how Harley brings together a diverse team of superheroes, mostly by accident, coming together with a horde of misfits.
As a film, it’s thin, lively, loud, crazy, distracting, and forgettable. It’s definitely a grittier film than Suicide Squad, but director Kathy Ian pushes the comic book brutality with the same facial aesthetic. Harley has outdone her fellow villains in the past, and she does so here. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a crossbow-wielding huntress with enough strength, tenacity, coolness, and uncompromising intransigence to be ripe for a spin-off.
The cast of Birds of Prey
- Margot Robbie-Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn:
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead-Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress:
- Jurnee Smollett-Bell-Dinah Lance / Black Canary
- Rosie Perez-Renee Montoya
- Chris Messina-Victor Zsasz
- Ella Jay Basco-Cassandra Cain
- Ewan McGregor-Roman Sionis / Black Mask
Synopsis of Birds of Prey
Joker breaks up with Harley and later learns that Gotham City is full of bold new enemies. Chief among them is Roman Sionis, who wants to skin Harley with his friend and accomplice Victor Zasz. Yes, this is a film that qualifies for 15 certificates.
To survive, Harley must join forces with Roman’s other enemies. Mysterious vigilante and socially awkward huntress; Black Canary singer and host; agent Renee Montoya; and teenage pickpocket Cassandra Cain.
As the trailer suggests, Robbie becomes a charming and very friendly character. And Ian does his best, drawing the essence of each role from the other actors. the clumsiness of the hunt, the sense of justice of Montoya, the vulnerability of Black Canary, the innocence of Cassandra and even the bizarre evil of Zionis. Credit also goes to Christina Hodson, the author of the film. It’s good to see movies about women written and directed by women. So it’s no wonder your audience isn’t motivated by visual cues and annoying conversations. It warms our hearts to see women doing the same as the R-rated superhero movie that hit the box office after the success of Deadpool. DC has more failures than hits, but Birds of Prey is definitely the last.