REVIEW: Margot Robbie shines in ‘Suicide Squad’ spin-off ‘Birds Of Prey’

PUBLISHED: 15:40 26 February 2020 | UPDATED: 15:40 26 February 2020

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as she transforms into Harley Quinn, leading a gang of not-to-be-messed-with women in the rollercoaster ride that is ‘Birds Of Prey’. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as she transforms into Harley Quinn, leading a gang of not-to-be-messed-with women in the rollercoaster ride that is ‘Birds Of Prey’. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH

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Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as she transforms into Harley Quinn, leading a gang of not-to-be-messed-with women in the rollercoaster ride that is ‘Birds Of Prey’.

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as she transforms into Harley Quinn, leading a gang of not-to-be-messed-with women in the rollercoaster ride that is ‘Birds Of Prey’. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH
Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as she transforms into Harley Quinn, leading a gang of not-to-be-messed-with women in the rollercoaster ride that is ‘Birds Of Prey’. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH

The 'Suicide Squad' spin-off is a huge success, largely thanks to how much Robbie throws herself into the title role - giving the Joker a run for his money in the unhinged stakes.

Directed by Cathy Yan, the action is eye-popping and fast-paced - like a rollercoaster ride where the breaks have been tampered with.

Fight scenes (where the female characters make light work of fending off their male counterparts) make up a lot of the film and are a delight to watch.

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as she transforms into Harley Quinn, leading a gang of not-to-be-messed-with women in the rollercoaster ride that is ‘Birds Of Prey’. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH
Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as she transforms into Harley Quinn, leading a gang of not-to-be-messed-with women in the rollercoaster ride that is ‘Birds Of Prey’. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH

The story, meanwhile, takes a back seat - now the Joker has broken off his relationship with her, Quinn is no longer protected through widespread fear. Instead, she finds herself with an endless stream of enemies - many of whom she has past grievances with.

It all makes for an enjoyable two hours that places five superwomen in control of the action.

'Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey' is now showing at The Light Cinema in Wisbech.

For screening dates, times and tickets visit www.wisbech.lightcinemas.co.uk/birds-of-prey

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