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Superhero films have usually been given the PG rating because kids also sell a lot of movie tickets, but recently there’s been a wave of successful R-rated comic book movies. After Joker became the highest grossing R-Rated film of all time, it looks like Birds of Prey will be following suit.
As per IMDb, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has been given an R-Rating by the MPAA for ‘strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material’
We don’t really know what kind of movie to expect as of now, but with Black Mask being a notorious sadist in the comics, I hope they manage to capture that in this film and make him someone really despicable.
Besides that, I’m expecting a fun romp with Harley, and maybe even more. I think there’s going to be some deep character study seeing as she’s going to be detaching herself from the Joker—the very reason she became who she was. Then again, I could just be doing some wishful thinking. Hopefully director Cathy Yan really wanted to do this project, unlike some other superhero films that feel like people just wanted to cash in their checks.
A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, when Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
For now, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is set to hit theaters Feb. 7, 2020.