This episode of the DC Drop podcast takes a look at the first trailer for Birds of Prey and we do a review of Joker.


Note on last episode

Posters for Birds of Prey

Trailer for Birds of PreyYouTube

  • ~ 2 minutes
  • Lots of Harley Quinn, little Birds of Prey
  • Quick glimpses of other characters
  • Bud and Lou (hyenas)
  • Ewan McGregor as Black Mask
  • Margot’s accent
  • Colors
  • Black Canary’s singing rattling water, tells Harley to focus
  • Story of emancipation – Harley from Joker, Helena from family?, Renee from police work?
  • Lack of recognizable costumes

Box office for Joker

  • Cinemascore – B+
  • Mostly positive reviews
  • Domestic opening weekend ($96 million – #1 October opener, #4 Rated R)
  • International opening weekend (over $150 million)
  • Total – ($248 million)

Review for Joker

  • Non-spoiler thoughts
  • Pacing
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Who is it for?

Spoiler review

  • Story/Ambiguity
  • Arthur Fleck
  • Other Characters
  • Laughing condition (Pseudobulbar Affect?)
  • Costume
  • Joaquin as Joker/Batman universe connections
  • Dancing
  • Entertainment value

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