Sadistic violence, all for fun!
Birds of prey, as expected, is full of nihilism just like Joker. But joker was more realistic and thought provoking. On the other hand “Birds of prey” has little to do with feel and real world.
It’s a pure comic book-based entertainment, full of badass action, daze and is made for the die hard fans.
The story starts where the suicide squad ended. Harley Quinn broke up with Joker and she is messed up with that. She broke loose of Joker by blowing up the ace chemical factory with a bam. They had fond memories there .
When Gotham came to know about their breakup, all the grudge-bearers chased her to take revenge. Chief among them is one of biggest don of Gotham, Roman ‘Black mask’ Siones (Ewan McGregor), a sadist and misogynist.
Gotham ‘s villains think that Harley’s shield, joker is gone and now they can easily exploit her. That’s where she wanted to prove herself. She wanted to show that she can survive and is not a slave of men like Joker. She does that by kicking some asses with a lot of swag. This is her emancipation.
Siones is after a treasure whose key is in the diamond which is stolen by pickpocket, Cassandra cane. Siones captured Harley and her only chance to save herself is by finding that diamond. There follows a treasure hunt that unites other anti heroes, Huntress, Canary and detective Montoyo who want their own emancipation from the male dominated Gotham (Maybe that’s why they are Birds of prey) . They form a team and go on a rampage against the army of Mafia Siones.
In one of the scene, Harley tells Canary that ‘Harley’ is the one who serves. This inspired Canary to break loose of her Abusing master Siones. Women are not Puppets and they can handle their own world. This is the basic theme of this movie.
Margot Robbie is fabulous with her giggles, psychotic smile and her hyperactive, swaggy narration. The visual effects, action scenes with a lot of violence are OK. Overall, a movie for the fans.
I will rate it 3 out of 5 stars.
PS- Don’t wait for post credit scene. There is an audio of Harley just for fooling the audience where she takes the name of Batman and nothing else.