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We do need Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy on the big screen together for the first time. Liked that pairing ever since the sublime Batman: The Animated Series. Karen Gillan for Poison Ivy, please and thank you.

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I enjoyed Birds of Prey. Just silly fun with some great fights. Black Mask steals the show and all of the women are great and represent well. Hope we get a sequel. 

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Looks like Birds of Prey is gonna fall short of the projected 50 million opening weekend (planning to see it next weekend myself). Obviously the problem is they didn't use Harley Quinn enough. 

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Caught it this morning and I thoroughly enjoyed the hell out of it.

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Birds of Prey was pretty good!  Some real laugh out loud moments and the action was great.  

One thing that I saw people worrying about was Harley Quinn as a member of the team 

She isn't and never was. It's an origin for those characters, Harley is involved in their story.

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Congratulations, Hildur Guðnadóttir for Best Original Score for Joker and Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actor for Joker. You get what you fucking deserve!

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And now Joker joins The Dark Knight in rarefied air.  Comic book movies that are also great films.  

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1990: Jack Nicholson won a Golden Globe for playing The Joker. Batman (1989).

2009: Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing The Joker. The Dark Knight (2008). 

2017: Jared Leto won a Razzie for playing The Joker. Suicide Squad (2016).

2020: Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for playing The Joker. Joker (2019).

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Mashing together Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey was a mistake. It should've just been a solo Harley Quinn film.

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6 hours ago, The Natural said:

1990: Jack Nicholson won a Golden Globe for playing The Joker. Batman (1989).

2009: Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing The Joker. The Dark Knight (2008). 

2017: Jared Leto won a Razzie for playing The Joker. Suicide Squad (2016).

2020: Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for playing The Joker. Joker (2019).

Has Mark Hamill ever won anything for his Joker performances?

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Just video game awards.... but he was the last person to win the Best Animated Character Performance from something called the DVD Exclusive Awards.

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3 hours ago, JLSigman said:

Has Mark Hamill ever won anything for his Joker performances?

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

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Joker was finally released on DVD in the UK today. My Dad picked a copy up as my Cerebral Palsy is on. There's a "Academy Award Winner" round sticker on the cover. The Academy Awards happened in the early hours of this morning UK time, I was awake when Hildur Guðnadóttir won for Best Original Score and Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor. That means said sticker was either stuck this morning before shops opened or it was already on as it was widely expected Guðnadóttir/Phoenix would win those respective awards.

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At least at some theaters, they are changing the name of to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey in effort to salvage the box office.

I've heard nothing but good things, but it'll have to wait until next weekend. JoJo Rabbit and Parasite was enough time in the theater for me this weekend.

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Name change won't save it. Might have a decent holiday hold but it's something that apparently not many people wanted. Good thing the budget is low.

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Most unusual to have a name change four days after release. Only title change I can come up with is Live Die Repeat/Edge of Tomorrow (2014).  Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) needed to be called Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey from the start. Read that the box office take is bad despite getting positive reviews/WOM. What factors are at fault? 

The R rating stopping some people going. That may be the case but look at how Deadpool (2016), Logan (2017) and Joker (2019) performed at the box office.

The original Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) name was too long but it still had Harley Quinn front and centre of posters. Doubt a name change will do much. 

Speaking of front and centre, felt like Harley Quinn was pushed as the draw and the Birds of Prey just so happen to be there/get tagged along.

The DCEU taint? No as Wonder Woman (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam (2019) and this were well received, Aquaman the least of them. Joker (2019) sits outside the DCEU, right?

Suicide Squad leaving a lingering bad taste. That could be a factor. 

Suicide Squad's pull was the trailers but more so, Joker and Harley Quinn on the big screen for the first time. We got the worst live action Joker ever by far in Jared Leto.

The marketing department.

I'm not in big a rush to see the film, goes for a lot of 2020's comic book movies at the cinema.

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Warner Brothers be cutting a big cheque to get Joaquin Phoenix to do Joker 2 or somehow be in The Batman sequels. I don't think Phoenix will even though he was open to the former. I think one of the main reasons Phoenix agreed to Joker was a one and done, he turned down Bruce Banner and Doctor Strange. Be very interesting to see who plays the part next, it's going to be a big name and big shoes to fill.

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Every time I remember what that Harley Quinn movie is called:

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