(LOS ANGELES) — Harley Quinn has even more reason to smile, thanks to early reviews of her alter-ego Margot Robbie’s female-fronted, female written, directed and produced stand-alone film, Birds of Prey.
Cathy Yan’s movie, officially titled Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, centers on some of Gotham City’s female felons including Joker’s ex, Harley, as well as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Dinah Lance/Black Canary, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
The film has the baddies joining forces with each other and Rosie Perez’s Gotham Police Detective Renee Montoya to save a young girl and fight Ewan McGregor’s criminal mastermind, Black Mask.
“So #BirdsofPrey was an absolute blast,” gushed one reviewer on Twitter.
“#BirdsofPrey is like if John Wick were run through a crazy funhouse filter and stuffed full of glitter and f-bombs,” commented another.
Another gave the praise hands emoji to Yan and her Wonder Woman-directing counterpart, Patty Jenkins, and implored the producers of the DC Cinematic universe to, too: “If the DCEU doesn’t hand everything over to women now, they are clearly out of their minds.”
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn officially opens February 7.
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