Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: A Real Surprise to the Superhero Universe

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Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: A Real Surprise to the Superhero Universe

By Ethan Carey, Sports Editor

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In the past few years, it is hard not to see that DC Comics has been in the shadows of Marvel after the release of the Avengers movies so as I was walking in to watch Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, I had the littlest to no expectation at all of the movie being worth my time, but that was not the case in any way, shape, or form.

Birds of Prey is actually a rather decent DC film, which can’t be said about many others. Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) actually does a phenomenal job playing the role which takes place after her and her lover, the Joker, call it quits on their super romantic relationship. It’s a completely different “superhero movie,” which follows the story of an anti-hero, and although it was filled with action from pretty much beginning to end, Robbie does a phenomenal job throughout with her twisted humor.

As a movie about the infamous Joker’s ex-girlfriend, I expected him to make an appearance in the film and even anticipated Batman making a cameo appearance, but the movie strictly stuck to the story of Quinn and I think that they did that for the better. It wouldn’t be the same if the Joker or Batman came in and stole the show, so they decided to dedicate it 100% to Quinn.

Ewan McGregor (Black Mask) also does a great job of matching Robbie’s character’s energy throughout the film, and I think he was a perfect fit for the villain role. As for the story, I didn’t think the plot was perfect, but it definitely did a good job of keeping me interested in the movie throughout without really slowing down at all. It was nonstop action, which was something I kind of expected considering how crazy Harley Quinn is, but I didn’t expect it to be so over the top, but with that being said, I think it was entertaining nonetheless.

Without spoiling the plot of the movie too much, it is pretty much the story of Quinn and how she handles herself after leaving her lover and protector and proving to everyone that she can make it on her own with a little help from some other anti-villains in the Batman world.

Like I said earlier, I expected this movie to be nothing but terrible, and I am happy to say that Birds of Prey truly proved me wrong, and I would suggest any fan of the Batman movies to go out and watch it.

The actors in this movie are great, and the over the top nonstop action is sure to be a treat for any superhero movie watchers who are looking for something a little different than the ordinary save the world movie. I would rate Birds of Prey a very solid 8/10 and would recommend anyone who is a Joker/Batman fan to get out and give this movie a shot.