Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is an American superhero film based on the comic book team Birds Of Prey. In this cinematic adaptation of the team, Black Canary/Dinah Lance is played by Jurnee Smollett, Huntress/Helena Bertinelli is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Renee Montoya is played by Rosie Perez, and Ella Jay Basco is played by Cassandra Cain. That's some pretty great talent which shines acting out a great plot.
The film starts with Harley Quinn outside of the Suicide Squad and being dumped by the Joker. She finds herself to be the #1 target on everyone in Gotham’s list. At the top of that list happens to be Roman Sionis/Black Mask played by Ewan Mcregor. Ewan manages to convince the audience how truly horrible he is in some intense scenes that are acted out in such great fashion. Along with Roman as a villain, we have Victor Zsasz played by Chris Messina which does a great job in bringing authenticity and real vulgarness to the role.
With a hit now out on Harley, she tries to find the only girl who will be able to save her-Cassandra Cain, a young pickpocket. Now on that same hit-list as Harley, both find themselves in constant danger throughout the film. Margot Robbie does an amazing job as Harley Quinn, starring in a career making role I feel could be compared to Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine. This was truly a role Robbie was born to play. Delivering an authentic yet chaotic and hilarious performance truly worthy of being in the DC extended film universe. On par with Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jussie Smollett both delivered exhilarating performances leaving the viewers hungry for more of the Birds Of Prey women.
Renee Montoya’s character was also done well in the adaption of the film. Renee’s character having close ties to batwoman in the comic book series was utilized in a great way and played a fluent part in progressing the storyline. While simetaneously other characters in the film helped push the film to the chaotic greatness that it is. Filled with color, amazing action, and fighting sequences the film goes down on my list as an amazing superhero adaption. Aesthetically pleasing set designs with an all around gritty feel make Birds Of Prey more than an average superhero film.
Birds of Prey is truly one for the books as it shows the women as kick ass characters who have to come together and put their differences aside for a common purpose. With a progressive storyline that could potentially lead to further sequels, it was great to see the way things were wrapped up. We can certainly expect to see Harley in 2021 for The Suicide Squad.
With an amazing soundtrack that contributes to the overall theme of BOP, the music in the film is just another reason you find yourself loving the film.