Although our own review doesn't go live until next week, early US reviews for 'Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)' have landed online and it's looking good for the first solo out for Margot Robbie's comic-book character.
Much of the reviews praise the action sequences, the humour, and the dynamic between Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor. As well as this, the movie's been compared to the likes of 'Shazam!' with its unique aesthetic, sense of humour, and not-so-serious tone. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was also singled out in a few reactions, citing her as the MVP while others compared it to (gasp) 'John Wick'.
The movie doesn't land in Irish cinemas until February 7th, but if these early reactions are anything to go by, things are looking up for DC and taking a more stylised approach might just be the way forward. We'll have our full review online from Tuesday, February 4th.
For now, here's some of the reactions so far.
Cathy Yan’s #BIRDSOFPREY is a criminally fun celebration of sisterhood, with some of my favourite fight scenes in recent memory. I was grinning from ear to ear the entire thing; making a pub debut with my review soon! pic.twitter.com/QBEgyf6oan
— Millicent Thomas (@MillicentOnFilm) January 29, 2020
#BirdsofPrey is like if John Wick were run through a crazy funhouse filter and stuffed full of glitter and f-bombs. It's everything you could ever want from #HarleyQuinn and her badass girl gang. Into this movie completely. 🤘🏻 pic.twitter.com/Y2DZgPYN2Y
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) January 29, 2020
#BirdsofPrey is a ridiculous and rad superhero film. The fight scenes are phenomenal and the villains are delicious. It shouldn't have taken this long to get the Birds of Prey on film but it was a lot of fun.
— Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) January 29, 2020
#BirdsOfPrey: winning characters, above-average action, and a killer soundtrack hampered by uneven tone and pacing. The girls at their best together, and they're not together enough. Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Huntress is the not-so-secret MVP. 💕
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 29, 2020
So #BirdsofPrey was an absolute blast. Harley feels exactly like the human Looney Toon she ought to be, Black Mask is a scene stealer; Dinah, Helena, Cass, and Renee all rule. This was everything I want from DC movies and then some.
— Meg Downey (@rustypolished) January 29, 2020