Birds Of Prey is a film which comes directed by Cathy Yan. The film stars Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor and Ali Wong.
When first hearing of this film a long while ago, I was quite excited to see it once it released. I didn’t really mind Suicide Squad (2016), back when it released. It wasn’t the best movie but it wasn’t the worst either. It introduced us to a bunch of interesting characters and it seemed at the time that Harley Quinn was the most popular of the bunch. I was surprised to see a solo Harley Quinn film get made, but I am also glad it was because once I came out of this film at the cinema today, i thought that it was well worth it.
I don’t want to go into any real spoilers here because I went into this film quite fresh myself and avoided reading anything about it. Which is something I am trying to do with every film I watch this year. For those wanting to get a rough idea about the plot, it’s basically about a little girl who is wanted by a crime lord because she has something of great value. Harley Quinn is involved and is protecting the young girl and a lot of chaos ensues.
I enjoyed the plot of this film and it does a have a lot of interesting moments for the audience. At times it can be a little jarring as Birds Of Prey will often tell its own story through flashback sequences in order to get the exposition out for the audience. Telling a story through flashbacks and recounting what happened so that you can understand a scene occurring in the present is something I’ve never been a fan of, but I still found the movie rather enjoyable.
There are some good performances in Birds Of Prey. I enjoyed seeing Margot Robbie yet again appear on the big screen as Harley Quinn and she does do well here with the character. I also really enjoyed watching Ewan Mcgregor in this film who did surprise me with a very entertaining performance. The rest of the cast, which is mostly all female dominated are a bunch of fun.
The film has a light tone to it, but at times can be very violent. Cathy Yan did well to balance the light tone with the action sequences to keep things fun, yet dangerous. It would be good to see more from this director in the future and her handling of this film was maybe even better than what we had with the Suicide Squad (2016). I’d be happy to see another sequel for Birds Of Prey if everyone returned for it once again.
Overall if you would like to see this film this weekend, you are likely to have a good time with it. The film is light in tone, yet also violent. It is very entertaining and comic book film fans will likely have a good time with this one. There are some good performances in there, but both Margot Robbie and Ewan Mcgregor are the standout performers in Birds Of Prey. It’s a bunch of fun and I hope there is more to come.