Birds of Prey starts a new era

Harley Quinn and the feminism movements


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The new Harley Quinn movie help viewers see how Harley deals with her break up with the Joker. The film deals with how she deals with her new emotions as a new woman.

Brooke Brzezinski, Staff Reporter

Making $33.2 million dollars on its opening weekend the new Birds of Prey movie has started off to a slow start being under the industry projected $45 million dollars.

With the rising feminism movements in many parts of the United States and around the globe, this new style of “girl power” movies are what many women and girls need to keep up with this action. This caused debate, since the movie was, R-rated and teenage girls under 17 who seem to be the targeted audience were not able to see this movie. 

This new movie brings a different light to Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) as she deals with her breakup from The Joker, who does not have a real role in the movie. Bringing her motivation to be a woman and prove that she does not need a man to protect her. 

While watching this movie there are many female characters who want revenge against these men in their life. There is Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) whose male partner took all the credit for her detective work and became the chief of police. Then we have The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who tries to take revenge on the men who killed and took her family fortune. The Huntress is left with a choppy backstory and her character development is lost. 

Also, Harley Quinn does not have any character development from the start of the movie to the end. The only thing that really changes with her is that she has a new sidekick, Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) who later will become Bat Women in the DC universe. 

The movie is built upon these women’s motivation to beat and go above the men in their lives because they have wronged them. This is the main motivation as to why the founding of the Bird of Prey team is made. 

Let’s just say that this movie is highly inspired by the rising feminism movements coming in the new decade. I personally feel that this movie would have not been possible 10 years ago because women were almost hidden in the industry. The movie is built upon the power of women fighting against the men who took advantage of them. 

Just walking into the movie theater days after the movie was released, it is seen that a handful of women in their twenties or teenage girls with adults who had to sign to let them see the movie are there. 

Overall, the movie has some decent remarks and the jokes have more of a deeper understanding to them that children will not truly get. I can see why the movie has an R-rating with many people getting their necks and legs snapped by the known Harley Quinn bat. 

If you wish to see this movie just be warned that it is not the best film and that it is catering to a women base. If craving a movie that has rising feminism views, give this motion picture a watch.