Birds of Prey: fun with crazy punk Margot Robbie

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Birds of Prey easily overshadows Suicide Squad, the supervillain film which introduced the character of Harley Quinn four years ago.

The complete title – Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn – betrays that the supervillain from Suicide Squad (Margot Robbie as a crazy punk who loves violence) is learning to stand on her own two feet. The secondary characters like Black Canary and Cassandra Cain are emancipatory, but don’t expect a feminist tract.

Director Cathy Yan doesn’t hesitate to give us cartoonish violence, vibrant colours, and fun action sequences. Birds of Prey easily overshadows Suicide Squad.

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