‘Birds of Prey’ Trailer Breakdown: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is “Emancipated” From the Joker

/Film | 10/1/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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The Birds of Prey trailer has dropped, and it’s absolutely fantabulous. Margot Robbie reprises her role as Harley Quinn after she stole the show in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Now she’s emancipated from that abysmal movie and her toxic relationship with the Joker in Birds of Prey.

With a new girl gang by her side and a host of colorful, much more comfortable costumes, Harley Quinn is ready to take Gotham by storm. But she and fellow female vigilantes Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), and Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) first must face one of the city’s most formidable crime lords, Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

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See our Birds of Prey trailer breakdown below.

The trailer opens upon the cityscape, with Harley Quinn confidently strutting down the street with her new sidekick Cassandra Cain. But as the purple neon lights in the foreground seem to suggest, the specter of the Joker still follows her.

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We’re introduced to our first members of the Birds of Prey, a team that in the comics traditionally consisted of all-female superheroes like Black Canary, Oracle, and Huntress. While Oracle (née Batgirl) won’t be showing up in this film, we get our first glimpse at one of the original members, Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary, singing at a nightclub with some illuminating decor (it’s the eyes. Look at the eyes).

We get an introduction to a woman in prayer at a small church. At first I thought this was Renee Montoya (Perez), but as she has straight hair and appears in a later shot, perhaps not.

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“You know what a harlequin is?” Harley cynically rambles to Black Canary while they commiserate at a bar. “A harlequin’s role is to serve. It’s nothing without a master. And no one gives two **** who we are beyond that.” It appears that...
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