So, I finally watched the Birds of Prey movie. After watching it, I felt the name change to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey makes much more sense. Which is probably why they changed it in theaters.
A Harley Quinn Movie
When it first came out, the reviews were mixed. Overall, it’s a feel-good movie, which to me is another way to say that it’s an okay movie. Quite frankly, it was a Harley Quinn movie. Opposed to a Birds of Prey movie. Which is fine, but disappointing when I expected it to be a Birds of Prey movie.
The core plot is that Harley Quinn is trying to reinvent herself after her split with the Joker. She then ends up trying to protect a young Cassandra Cain. Specifically from resident crime lord, Roman Sionis (AKA, Black Mask) after Cassandra steals from him. From there, Black Canary and Huntress join up later on. Thus creating the Birds of Prey.
Birds of Prey did a good job of integrating Dinah and Helena into the story. But I wanted to see more of them. The movie really focused on Harley Quinn, which would be fine if it were advertised as a Harley Quinn movie. We’ve seen enough of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. And we’ll see plenty of her again in the sequel. Plus, there’s the untitled Joker and Harley Quinn project and the Gotham City Sirens.
As a Birds of Prey comic fan, I was excited. This movie was hyped up to be Dinah and Helena’s introduction to the masses. Mainly for people who aren’t comic readers. But the result was unfortunately lackluster because they still know nothing about the characters. So, overall, a valiant effort but not enough Birds of Prey for me.