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10/1/19
4:03 PM
1

You’re stretching man. If the movie is represented as a Harley Quinn vehicle, it’s fitting to consider it a Harley Quinn vehicle. It’s like saying if the trailer isn’t funny, it’s not fair to judge it since it doesn’t show all the jokes. Technically true, but ignoring the purpose of a trailer. 

10/1/19
3:57 PM
5

The Joker is a REALLY uninteresting character.

10/1/19
2:16 PM
3

Just about all I remember from that version of Robin Hood is this:

10/1/19
2:14 PM
2

Looks cool, but Im a bit resentful that the Birds seem to have very little to do with a film that bears their name. Just call it Harley Quinn.

10/1/19
1:57 PM
6

God damn all that violence. Hopefully this won’t inspire any of those Juggalos and Hot Topic customers to just bird out and go flappy. Tweet! Tweet!

10/1/19
1:44 PM
4

Did Black Canary and Huntress get more than one line between them in this trailer?

I know Harley Quinn tends to take up all the available oxygen in the room, and I can’t decide if leaning into that is a good idea or a bad idea. But I’d like a Birds of Prey movie to be about the Birds of Prey, ideally.

10/1/19
1:42 PM
15

Yeah, like...what’s comic book scary about your average murderous psychopath? In three panels, Neil Gaiman basically cracked what makes the Joker interested as a villain. Sure, the “funny” bit changes writer to writer, but the best Joker stories start with “The Joker is doing this because he finds it funny” and

10/1/19
1:41 PM
5

I hope the film is fun. That trailer is a muddle. I don’t know how you can specify Yan’s talents when the whole thing looks like an over-edited, poorly mixed mess.

10/1/19
1:39 PM
2

Especially the ending, with the implication that Joker might be killed by that same down-on-his-luck loser rather than in an epic battle with Batman. That would be a fate worse than death to him!

10/1/19
1:33 PM
14

Not unlike Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers, there’s a noticeable shift in gaze at work—Harley Quinn is no longer a sexual object, but a living, breathing person with tangible flaws. No airbrushing and sugar-coating here, sugar. Read more

10/1/19
1:19 PM
36

Whenever the diaper isn’t on screen, all the characters should be asking “Where’s the diaper?”

10/1/19
12:36 PM
5

I like Joker’s Wild for playing into the idea that, beneath it all, Joker is a man very obsessed with his #Brand. Read more

10/1/19
12:31 PM
4

Honestly, whoever thought “Wouldn’t it be cool if Batman were like a cenobite?”, should’ve just put a pin in it and then moved on.

10/1/19
11:53 AM
5

My best Joker was when I was a young kid in the 70s. DC did these 100 Page! Spectaculars! that they padded out with tons of reprinted comics from the 1940s. And early Joker really was murderously frightening, at least to a kid’s imagination. Really ghoulish and gothic in a way later decades didn’t capture. He was Read more

10/1/19
11:27 AM
12

The Laughing Fish example is probably my pick for the definitive single example of how to do a great Joker story: the idea of him chemically altering fish is so absurd as to be laughable, as is his attempt to patent them. It’s not out of place in the silliest of the ‘60s era stories. And honestly, so is the threat of Read more

10/1/19
9:57 AM
8

“Rather, it’s the madness he represents, always looming and threatening to eat away at the mind of a hero who often seems like he might be one bad night away from finally getting the joke.”
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9/18/19
2:33 PM
3

Not petty at all. They’ve replaced the team’s founder with the longtime girlfriend of one of her biggest foes—the man who paralyzed her. Frak, if the MCU Fantastic Four was lead by Doctor Doom’s girlfriend Valeria instead of Reed Richards, fans would riot in the streets.