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Movie Review – Birds of Prey

Margot Robbie single handedly carries this film. While I found the experience of watching it enjoyable, it’s Margot’s fun and light portrayal of Harley Quinn that kept my interest.

The plot is simple. Harley Quinn has been dumped by Joker. Once everyone figures out that she is no longer under his protection, everyone she has wronged as come looking for revenge.

Enter Ewen McGregor as the villain. His smile is as crooked as his personality, and this inevitably will be his downfall. That doesn’t make they character, with all his ticks and smiles, any less fun to watch as he unravels.

Harley befriends a looked over cop (Rosie Perez), an assassin named The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a singer in McGregor’s club by the name of Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and the pick-pocketing teen Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco).

The plot is a bit ridiculous, but that’s what you would expect from this type of film. Pair it with the opening animated sequence and Harley’s narration, and you have a boisterous romp into the DC universe complete with a pet hyena and beaver taxidermy dressed into a pink tutu.

I give it 3 out of 4 stars, mainly because I think Margot Robbie is a queen.  It’s not great, but it’s a perfect turn-your-brain-off popcorn movie.

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