A new Honest Trailer for Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) points out several of the film’s flaws.
The trailer opens by poking fun at Jared Leto’s Joker, then proceeds to criticize some aspects of Birds of Prey, including the film’s long name and its underdeveloped characters. The trailer also mentions that Birds of Prey was rated R for “no good reason.”
Birds of Prey‘s Honest Trailer echoes earlier criticisms about the film. Despite this, Birds of Prey has received many great reviews and currently has a 78% rating from both critics and audience members on Rotten Tomatoes.
Birds of Prey initially did poorly at the box office, which some blamed on the film’s long title and its R-rating. At one point, the film’s name was changed to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey in some theater chains, seemingly in order to combat the movie’s poor box office performance.
In Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn was portrayed by Margot Robbie, who had previously played the character in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Robbie is set to reprise her role as Harley in James Gunn’s upcoming film, The Suicide Squad.
Directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hudson, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco and Ewan McGregor. The film is now available on video-on-demand.
The Birds of Prey Honest Trailer echoes earlier criticism of the film, including its underdeveloped characters and its R-rating.