‘Birds of Prey’ thrills audiences with action scenes

Harley Quinn without the Joker is still a lot of fun and entertaining. 

“Birds of Prey” came out in theaters on Friday, Feb. 7. “Birds of Prey” is a breakup movie. This is obvious from minute one when Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie, reprising her role from Suicide Squad) explains via an animated prologue of her history as a psychiatrist who fell for Batman’s most notorious villain, Joker. 

The movie is meant to seem like a big team-up between Quinn and several other DC antiheroes, but in reality, the story centers itself on Harley and the many people who want to take revenge on her now that she’s no longer under Joker’s protection. 

Just about every big fight in the movie is choreographed and staged in the most interesting way possible: pink and blue smoke fills the air, a grenade launcher fires glitter bombs, there’s a car chase on roller skates, and the movie’s biggest brawl is a big game of keep-away on a merry-go-round. 

The movie is chaotic and fun from beginning to end. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and it fits with Harley Quinn’s personality. At times it feels rushed, but at the end it is very entertaining.

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