Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
Mark
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Birds of Prey (221.3)

"You know what they say: behind every successful man is a badass broad."

Last night I went to see "Birds Of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn," the sequel to "Suicide Squad" featuring that film's most popular character.

Harley Quinn figureThere's been skewed coverage of the movie's opening, calling its opening weekend take "disappointing" even though it made a comparable amount to the much-lauded "Ford vs. Ferrari" on its opening weekend and had a similar opening-to-cost ratio. There is also, sadly, some misogynistic whining about the very female-focused cast.

This isn't really part of my longstanding fandom; I'm a DC reader but was more into Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and that cohort and haven't kept up with the Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey subsidiary character sets that evolved in the Batman mythos. (Similar to "Guardians of the Galaxy." It's just outside what I've followed for years.)

But I have to say I loved "Suicide Squad" and "Birds of Prey" was a blast. Vulgar (the first R-rated superhero movie?) and sharp-witted and clever and a masterpiece of choreography. Great cast, too! If that sounds good to you, go see it sooner rather than later. They could use the numbers.
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