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zcbdsm16| Birds of Prey
Director: Cathy Yan
Screenplay: Christina Hodson
Producer: Walter Hamada, Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless, Galen Vaisman, Sue Kroll
Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco
Genre: Action & Adventure Blu Ray Discs

Running Time: 135
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Korean, French
Studio:  WarnerBrothers DVD Region:  1
DVD Release:  May 2020 Discs:  2 (Cloud) [$]
Reviews:  Why couldn’t they have just made a good movie about a female antihero team, instead of this woke new wave feminist propaganda/Margot Robbie vanity project. All men are either useless, stupid, misogynistic, evil or some combination of all. And the hero of this film is a narcissistic, violent, psychopath who loves egg sandwiches, isn’t that cute, funny quirky and irreverent, laugh! You non-progressive oppressor. Btw, in what way was she emancipated? She had no restrictions on her behavior at any point, she makes no growth as a character, the one thing she does get over is her breakup with the Joker, but we never see him or the dynamic of their relationship, no codependency, abuse, nothing hinted at that she suffered from and then later overcame through the course of the movie. Leaving all of the subtext and messaging aside, the movie on its own merit isn’t good. The villain couldn’t be any weaker and more forgettable, the characters are paper thin because there are too many of them to flesh out and the whole poop out the diamond storyline, what is this a 1980s TV show? It’s uninspired, unimaginative and dated. I can’t think of one memorable scene in this movie I liked and no I can’t get into fight scenes in which 200lb stuntmen fly around trying not to accidently hurt 120lb women in heels, makeup and wigs. How are they able to break bones or knock them out with one blow? There’s no context in terms of rigorous training or super strength or agility. No, they’re kicking their butts with feminism and if you don’t like it you must hate women. Good luck with that marketing and trying shame people into liking your movie WBs, because it worked so well with Ghostbusters. It may sound like I didn’t enjoy this film, but if it had a little bit more narration it might have swayed me, there were 2mins or so of screen time in which there wasn’t any narration either telling me what I was about to see with my own eyes or trying to fill in holes in the swiss cheese storyline in postproduction. At least Suicide Squad was just a bad movie, this is a bad movie that makes you feel like Alex in a Clockwork Orange. You’d better watch and see what a terrible person you are for having a penis and if you don’t I’ll tell the world it’s because you’re scared of empowered vaginas. I wonder how all of the people that made, support or just enjoyed this film would feel about it if all of the gender roles were switched and if the answer is, they’ve already seen Hollywood make those films, then I hope they have enough self-awareness to then understand how I felt watching this.

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