Birds of Prey is a dynamite girl-powered superhero movie exploding with ultra-colour and a butt load of fun. Yan’s wonderfully stylised film isn’t afraid to get silly (and sweary) compared to the royal mess that was 2016’s Suicide Squad. Think of a slightly tamer Deadpool without all the insufferable meta BS.
Joker is a gritty and thrilling contemporary adaptation with an awards worthy performance from Joaquin Phoenix. A disturbing and demented origin story that breaks down the iconic Batman villain and strips him raw. What we’re left with is a frail, damaged and vulnerable member of a failed society… Even so, the film doesn’t break as much ground as one might expect.
Even if you weren’t a big fan of 2016’s villain outing Suicide Squad, you must admit that Margot Robbie carried the film with her balls out performance of the popular Batman villain… so much so that the all-female Harley Quinn spin-off Birds of Prey is now here and the first trailer has dropped.
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The final trailer for the new Joker movie featuring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Batman villain is here.
Suicide Squad was by no means perfect but it was still a bit of harmless fun and one hell of a cool marketing campaign. Fans were outraged though by the fact that so much footage was supposedly cut from the film. Even Jared Leto complained, apparently they’d cut enough Joker scenes to make a whole new movie. This new trailer gives us a little taste of what to expect. There will be 13 extra minutes altogether – more of the bar scene, more Harley Quinn, and yes, more Joker.
The latest from the DC Entertainment universe films certainly had a lot of hype and hope from comic book fans, more so after the slaughter of Batman v Superman. Suicide Squad or just ‘Skwad’ as it’s been dubbed on social media, is a fun and somewhat thrilling ride into the world of DC supervillains, and that’s about it. Nothing profound going on here, just a fun superhero movie. But that’s ok, isn’t it?