Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of The One Harley Quinn


The movie, “Birds of Prey,” was released  Feb. 7. It is a spinoff to “Suicide Squad,” and follows the character Harley Quinn. After her break up with the Joker, Harley Quinn decides to announce to the world that she is no longer under the Joker’s spell and is now running on her own terms. 

The movie focuses on Harley’s journey. Now that she has emancipated herself from the Joker she can do whatever she pleases. Unfortunately, there are too many people targeting her which prevents her from living out the freedom she thought she was going to have. 

Because Harley surrounds herself with other female characters with “killer qualities,” she is able to fight off the bad guys. This made her chaotic life easier to survive. The film also emphasizes female empowerment as Renee Montoya, Huntress, Harley Quinn, and the Black Canary take on their enemies. These enemies also happen to be a crew of men who want Harley dead. The movie has a little bit of everything including humor, female empowerment, betrayal, and violence. 

I recommend watching the clown princess of crime in action. The audience will enjoy watching Harley Quinn’s talents that were not seen in Suicide Squad. She is funny, and the other three female leads bring the right amount of action and humor to the film.