‘Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey’ impresses audiences

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"Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" hit theaters Friday, February, 7

Harley Quinn features prominently in her namesake installment of the DC Universe, “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey,” which takes places after 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

The movie starts as Quinn and The Joker end up breaking up.

The movie follows Black Mask as he wants to gain a diamond that holds a secret family fortune from the Bertinelli family, one of the wealthiest families in Gotham that was murdered.

Victor Zasaz and Black Canary work with him to get the diamond.

Cassandra Cain is a young girl who makes a living by stealing. She steals the diamond from them and the action kicks off.

Cain gets caught trying to steal from someone else and decides that she wants to swallow the diamond so they can’t find it.

At the police station where Cain gets detained, we meet officer Renee Montoya, who has had many run-ins with Cain in the past.

Montoya is also the same officer who has decided to make a case surrounding Mask.

The movie follows the pursuit of the diamond as Cain and Quinn team up. Quinn wants the diamond for herself.

The title comes from the end of the film, when Canary and Montoya take out the rest of the thugs in Gotham. They call themselves the Birds of Prey.

Junior Brooklyn Warnke enjoyed the movie.

“It was mostly exciting because it’s a DC movie with a lot of action in it,” Warnke said, “but it was a little bit freaky because it was Harley Quinn and there’s a lot of blood in it.” Warnke said.

IMDb gave the movie a 6.6 out of 10 and Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 79 percent rating. I agree with these ratings because the movie was great and starts a great story with the characters.

But it was really jumpy and it was something you had to pay attention to all they way through or you could miss some backstory of who the characters are and their association with the movie.

“Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” appeals to audiences that enjoy action and suspense.