Birds Of Prey: Harley Quinn Movie's First Reactions Are Here
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) is in theaters on February 7.
It won't be in theaters until this Friday, February 7, but the first social media reactions to Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) have arrived, and they sound very promising. This is the first DC film since 2019's Shazam, which was well-received, and it seems like Warner Bros. may have another winner on its hands, although full Birds of Prey reviews have not yet arrived. [Update: Expanding on these initial reactions, our Birds of Prey review is now live. For a broader look, you can also check out our Birds of Prey review roundup.]
"Just saw [Birds of Prey] and am happy to report that it's my favorite modern DC movie yet," GameSpot's own Michael Rougeau said in a tweet. Like Shazam, it carves its own path with totally unique aesthetic, action, and tone. Margot, Ewan, and all the rest are 100% fantabulous."
GameSpot's Meg Downey echoed his thoughts, tweeting, "So [Birds of Prey] 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."
You can take a look at even more reactions from critics and press below.
Just saw #BirdsofPrey and am happy to report that it's my favorite modern DC movie yet. Like Shazam, it carves its own path with totally unique aesthetic, action, and tone. Margot, Ewan and all the rest are 100% fantabulous. Why aren't there more roller skate action scenes?? pic.twitter.com/BDipKiB0qU— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) 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
Saw #BirdsofPrey this morning! I liked it a lot. The stuff I loved: the action, the tone and just how creative the direction is. Margot Robbie completely sells the incredibly choreographed fight sequences and their gleeful brutality, this whole scene in particular ⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/UBb0FPAa14— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) 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
#BirdsofPrey is a riot - oozing with attitude and some of the most inventive, bone-crunching fight sequences in the superhero genre to date. I went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but has style to spare.— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) 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
I really dug #BirdsofPrey! It’s weird, wacky, super violent, occasionally really gory (the R is well earned on this one), and very up my alley.— Eric Goldman: 2020 (@TheEricGoldman) January 29, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) releases in theaters on February 7.
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