Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

(and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham?s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya?s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome has no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

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RandomLibrarian Jun 16, 2020

Let me just throw it out there: this movie is not for kids. It is rated R. It has A LOT of uses of the f-word. You know the one. It's more violent than "Suicide Squad" was.

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Dreamstime
Nov 20, 2020

Silly and stupid from start to finish. Not worth a moment of your time.

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kozykettle
Nov 19, 2020

Avoid all together to many f words awful story line.

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jimg2000
Oct 20, 2020

Who is Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)? Per wiki: a frequent accomplice and lover of the Joker, who was her patient when she worked as an intern psychiatrist at Gotham City's Arkham Asylum. While helping each other against the crime lord Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), "Birds of Prey" is born and Quinn is set free. Pretty interesting origin stories but could be better without those pervasive F-bombs coming from every character.

Not the worst movie I’ve ever seen but definitely down there for me. All over-the-top chaos and not much else. Probably I’m just too old for this kind of approach. Is the plot about female empowerment and getting out from under the bootheels of bad men? Hard for me to tell because of what I consider poor writing and a mediocre story and nothing even flirting with an approach to reality. Pity, because I liked Suicide Squad and thought Harley Quinn was one of the most interesting characters and was looking forward to a movie focused on her.

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turn_of_phrase
Aug 13, 2020

Super enjoyed this movie. I haven't seen any of the other DC films other than Wonder Woman (more of a MCU person) but was excited to see this one and it didn't disappoint. Highlights: costumes, Ewan McGregor (didn't recognize it was him until halfway through the film - great transformation), Margot Robie's great comedic and physical acting, and Rosie Perez because OF COURSE. Instant crush on The Huntress.

LPL_EricaS Aug 04, 2020

The follow up to Suicide Squad portrays strong female characters helping out an angry, lovesick Harley Quinn. After her very public announcement regarding her break up with the Joker, Harley Quinn finds that her previous position as the Joker's girlfriend provided her protection from all her past enemies. Now she's alone and in need of friends. Enter Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya and one teen pick pocket that leads to some very entertaining scenes. Worth the watch for female-centered action.

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bane851yahoocom
Jul 03, 2020

I was excited to see that Harley was getting her own movie since she did so well in the Suicide Squad (really the only character that I liked in that movie). Unfortunately, Birds of Prey was made by DC producers/directors/executives who are stuck in the 80's on how movies are to be. It had a good cast and could have been a great movie, but it was not that good. Missed the mark again for me DC.

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CStorms78
Jun 23, 2020

I saw this movie in the theater. Awesome movie! I can't wait to watch it again.

RandomLibrarian Jun 16, 2020

Let me just throw it out there: this movie is not for kids. It is rated R. It has A LOT of uses of the f-word. You know the one. It's more violent than "Suicide Squad" was.

Review: "'Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)' is really about Harley’s breakup from the Joker and the formation of the Birds of Prey. Like anyone who has gone through a bad breakup, Harley begins drinking away her problems, gets a new pet, cuts her hair, and eats Cheez-Whiz straight from the can. She realizes her taste in men is terrible and that she’s never truly been on her own before; it’s scary for her.

If you enjoy a team of fine women beating up men, you will love this movie. The action scenes are a whole lot of fun and there is never really a moment where I worried one of the actresses wasn’t going to make it out alive. Do I love a tense, life-or-death situation? Yes, but there was also a sense of security and comfort knowing that these women were ultimately going to be fine. Once again: see Sarah’s and my conversation about Charlie’s Angels.

There was a tweet I saw about how the villain of the movie is really toxic masculinity and that’s spot on. A majority of the main characters are directly affected by things like workplace sexism, gaslighting, emotional abuse, being constantly underestimated, neglect, etc. at the hands of men. The women don’t hesitate in joining forces and the pivotal fight scene of the movie is the four adult women protecting a young Cassandra Cain. Even just thinking about all the strong moments of girl power is making me tear up right now at my computer."

Source: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/movie-review-birds-of-prey-2020/

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jimg2000
Oct 20, 2020

95 quotes in IMDb, thank you!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7713068/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Here is Harley Quinn's self intro in the beginning, P1 of 3:

They say, if you wanna tell a story right, you gotta start at the beginning. ... This is me, Harleen Quinzel. When I was a kid, my dad traded me for a six-pack of beer. But however many times he tried to ditch me... Daddy! I kept coming back. Eventually, he found me a new home. The good sisters of St. Bernadette's taught me a lot. But I was never an establishment kinda gal. All things considered, I did good. I even went to college. Got my PhD. Had my heart broken once or twice.

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jimg2000
Oct 20, 2020

Harley Quinn's self intro in the beginning, P2 of 3:

Finding love, it's not easy. So I threw myself into my work, became a psychiatrist. That's when I met him. Mr. J. My Joker. I fell hard. Like out of a plane without a parachute, right in your dumb fucking face kinda hard. I lost all sense of who I was. I only had eyes for Puddin'. We all know the saying, "Behind every successful man there's a badass broad." Well, that was me. I was the brains behind some of Mr. J's greatest stunts. Not that he let anyone know it. Puddin'? I guess all good things have to come to an end. So... we broke up.

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jimg2000
Oct 20, 2020

Harley Quinn's self intro in the beginning, P3 of 3:

I handled it real mature. But Mr. J was super broke up about it. I got an amazing new place that was all mine. It gave me the space to really reflect on the mistakes of my past. I had to find a new identity. A new me. It wasn't easy. But after a while, I even opened myself up to the possibility of new love. Hi. Hello, nice baby. Here's the thing about new love... I take payment-in-kind. you have to feed it. Soon enough, I was back on my feet. Ready to move on, to make new friends. She means fucking business! ... She has taken a whip from the pivot, catapulted to the high side! Yeah! Come on! It was time for Gotham to meet the new Harley Quinn, so I really put myself out there. Ride that pole like you ride your man!

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RandomLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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