Inside Harlequin’s mad world

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In Review: Birds of Prey (Comedy/ Drama/ Action)
Cast: Rosie Perez, Margott Robbie, and Ewan McGreggor
Director: Cathy Yan

Casting Harlequin for a feature film, let alone a major film straight out of DC’s comic books, can be overwhelmingly exhausting. Harlequin, for lack of a better word, is a wild  card – a match made in hell with The Joker. But that is not what Birds of Prey, the feature film based on the anti-hero lunatic Harlequin DC comics character, wants to deliver. The Joker is out of the picture! While that may sound distracting, seeing Harlequin without a co-equal lunatic, Birds of Prey went ahead delivering a character built storyline for the inner side of Harlequin. Having said that would tell you evenly what the DC storyline forwardly strivers to deliver in character formulation. Why do I say that? Well, Birds of Prey, from the trailer to actual length of film, carries out its ravaging portfolio from the characters. While some would argue it is another all girls casting major film. It is true, in some sense, but Harlequin is what Birds of Prey is strangely unfolding. And that is what makes more sense watching, even for audience solidly thirsting for this anti-Batman heroine who happens to be a sweetheart. How that would shape out from film is another story, but that is not exactly saying Birds of Prey is a bad movie! It is not! And it is carefully written to keep DC fans glued with a few top sailing flashbacks. It is a fair element film used to bring about a set of new characters – and it is all women! And these well to do comic characters sat well with audience searching for some more of what they have read or re-read just to love DC characters like Harlequin. It is a familiar treatment, only it is Harlequin on the tip of the foothole! Harlequin carries the character, as well as the film, with summing character intensity. It closely familiar to how I have read out Harlequin on the Joker’s fanbook. Seeing her alone, without the Joker, is new. It is a welcome approach since character richly surpasses from what Harlequin did time with Joker in the last sequel. Birds of Prey, despite the comic violence trailing Harlequin, is a phenomenal comic action comedy worth your weekend watch! While Harlequin is certainly not for everybody, it certainly make for a candid fancy comic thrill relatable to what most us read Harlequin from comic book form. Birds of Prey is Harlequin’s character transition to a full time anti-hero, a villain who can be charmingly murderous as The Joker. It pay to watch Harlequin if you happen to love character! Birds of Prey exercises its storyline with assumption DC fan’s exact knowledge of Batman, The Joker and Harlequin.

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