Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a superhero film very loosely based on the comic series Birds of Prey. It is the 8th film considered to be part of the DC Extended Universe that started with Man of Steel, and in someways is a sequel to 2016’s Suicde Squad. The film was directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, and it stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, and Ewan McGregor.
The film follows Harley Quinn, after she gets dumped by the Joker. Since she is no longer the Jokers girlfriend; pretty much all of the Gotham underworld tries to get revenge on her for various misdeeds of the past. Harley Quinn also runs afoul of crime boss Roman Sionis and goes on a series of adventures with a teenage pickpocket in an attempt to return a diamond Sionis had stolen which was then stolen from him. Eventually the various players come together to fight Roman Sionis’s gang and save the teenage pickpocket from Sionis’s wrath.
What We Watched
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
2-for-2 on these episodes, guys. Great podcast! Hearing you discuss “Birds of Prey” and “Suicide Squad” makes me recall how frustrating it was to watch both these movies, because you can see how great either one could’ve been. There’s enough quality raw material and flashes of “fantabulousness” — and Margot Robbie brings it, she just needs a more complete movie around her.
My Monday morning will be in search of Mellow Corn. That’s the biggest takeaway here. Looking forward to Ep. 3!
Thanks for you kind words. The only place in New York I’ve been able to find Mellow Corn is at Astor Wines (https://www.astorwines.com/SearchResultsSingle.aspx?p=2&search=24015&searchtype=Contains). Enjoy!