I finally had the chance to see “Harley Quinn” Birds Of Prey” over the weekend and ya’ll, it was fantastic! I don’t understand why the box office hasn’t been that great for it. I know it’s Rated R which takes out a chunk of audience but still. The action was great, the music was amazing, and I loved the cast. I never saw “Suicide Squad” which means this was my first time seeing Harley in action and boy, I think I have a new girl crush. Margot killed it in the role, from the attitude to the action scenes. And let’s talk about the action scenes! There. Were. So. Many. I honestly think this movie had more fighting sequences than most comic book movies. There wasn’t any overuse of slow motion or any of that foolishness. Seriously, nothing will take me out of a scene more than when there’s way too much slow motion used or other out of place effects. I know sometimes it’s used to help show the speed that something is happening, so we can see it with the naked eye (think Wonder Woman stopping a bullet) but the majority of the time it’s not needed at all.
I was in love with all the outfits and looks as well. I know there’s been a few man babies complaining about the lack of sexiness but um? Like, what the fuck are you talking about? Just because tits are out or ass is showing, doesn’t make something sexy. Less is more sometimes. Dinah rocking a bra crop top with some tight pants is hot! Harley running around in shorts and suspenders with pig tails?? Come on people! That last look in the movie was just, chef kiss. It gave off some major Kesha vibes. Speaking of Kesha, can we talk about the soundtrack? The songs picked worked perfectly with the film. I actually caught myself watching some of the music videos on YouTube before the movie came out and if you haven’t, I recommend doing it! The way the music videos tie in with the movie is perfection. The styling of the artists really fit with the fashion of the movie, and they even use some clips in the videos. The editing is dead on though and I’d almost believe that Meg the Stallion is running around Gotham and hanging out with the ladies. The video below is one of my favorites and you’ll recognize it from a pretty major scene in the movie.
I think one of my favorite scenes of the movie is one that centers around a sandwich. I’ve never related or felt more seen than I did during it. I mean, we’ve all cried over food right? Maybe someone ate your leftovers. Or your order was wrong, maybe it never arrived at all! I’ve had that happen before and by then it was already 8PM and no I don’t want to order another pizza when my pizza should have been here hours ago! Oops, sorry. I still have some feelings about that missing pizza obviously. Harley would understand.
I really hope we get to see more of these characters. I’d love to see Harley have her own film, along with Birds of Prey branching out and having their own film too. I feel like there’s still a ton of stories to tell with these ladies and I cross my fingers we see them again in the future!