The Malaysian press screening of the next DCEU movie, Birds of Prey will be held soon, but reactions by critics who were lucky enough to catch the world premiere in London have already flooded Twitter-sphere. We can all let out a huge sigh of relief as the film has received largely positive reviews. Reviewers have called the film “absolutely satisfying,” “humorous,” and “an absolute blast.” One critic even said the action sequences in Birds of Prey reminded him of John Wick.
That said, I think it’s best we don’t get too excited and increase our expectations for the film just yet as some reviewers have mentioned that the film’s story is a little clunky.
Check out some of the reactions below:
#BirdsOfPrey has terrific action, humor & some of the more memorable characters we’ve seen in a DC movie, but the biggest highlight is Margot Robbie. She is fantabulous as Harley, while also proving that sometimes our most valued relationships are the ones we have w/ good food pic.twitter.com/EDQ3sr5JtL
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) January 29, 2020
#BirdsofPrey will absolutely satisfy the #DC fans! #MargotRobbie expertly gives depth & humanity (amidst her maniacal glee) to the lovable yet deadly #HarleyQuinn . The story gets a bit clumsy but this is a bad ass ladies kicking butt and bonding film. It’s a home run hit there! pic.twitter.com/M3e8NN9WIq
— John Rocha (@TheRochaSays) January 29, 2020
Really enjoyed #BirdsofPrey! The action reminded me a lot of John Wick. The chemistry amongst the cast was great and I would love to see more #BlackCanary & #Huntress in the future. pic.twitter.com/9ySVvh1yyz
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) January 29, 2020
Sidenote: There's a tiny moment in #BirdsofPrey that illustrates exactly why women should write and direct women, because it was so every day real that no guy would ever have thought to have written unless he'd had one of the women in his life tell him to put it in.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) January 29, 2020
Birds of Prey is solid. The unpredictable structure keeps the first half moving and the action boosts the rest. Robbie is excellent, as is McGregor. It’s tamer than expected and the basic story can get lost in the complex setups but it works more often than not. #BirdsofPrey pic.twitter.com/H6TxjiudjI
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 29, 2020
Stay tuned to Lowyat.net for our review.
Birds of Prey synopsis:
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
Birds of Prey is directed by Cathy Yan and stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.
The official MPAA rating for BOP is in and it’s rated R (rated-18 in Malaysian terminology). The film earned that rating due to “strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material.”
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is set hit theatres 6 February 2020.