February 23

5-question film review: Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Why did you go see this film?

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn was the absolute best thing about Suicide Squad and I thought this would be fun.

What was the best thing about it?

‘Awesome things about this film’ is a field with a lot of contenders but I’m going to say the fight choreography was so sharp and, more to the point, the way each character fought said a lot about their personality, which is rarely something I pick up in movies. (Only two I can think of in recent memory was Charlie’s Angels, 2019, and Ender’s Game, 2013.)

What was the worst thing about it?

Ewan McGregor. No, wait! I mean Ewan McGregor’s character, Black Mask. In a movie teeming with violence, the tabletop dance scene was probably the most horrific moment.

Who would you recommend go see it?

Do you like fantasy violence? Do you enjoy elaborate joke setups? Kickarse costumes? Jurnee Smollett-Bell in a denim top? Bad guys getting their butts smashed? This is the movie for you.

If this film was a car, what would it be?

It’s a stolen Batmobile but make it rainbow-coloured and driven expertly by a woman.

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Posted February 23, 2020 by Adeline Teoh in category "Opine

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Adeline Teoh (aunty/she/her) is a writer who lives in Parramatta on Dharug land. She drinks tea, practises tsundoku and is not afraid to walk there if she must. (Find out why this blog is called Unfinished writing by Adeline.)