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**Warning: There Are SPOILERS**
Comic book lovers and Joker fangirls have been anticipating the release of this one-of-a-kind film for over a year. The theater was packed on opening night. In fact, even by arriving an hour early for the show, we still weren't the first to show up to sit and wait. This was the first Big-Screen Harley Quinn that the world has seen, and it didn't take much longer than a few seconds past the opening credits to fall in love with her. Will Smith performed spectacularly as DeadShot. He mastered the art of sarcasm...keeping the audience in stitches throughout the film. Jared Leto was almost too-Jokery to be the Joker, in my opinion, but that just goes to show how dedicated to the role he truly was. Viola Davis was fearless and untouchable from beginning to end, clearly a perfect match for the role of Amanda Walker. All of the characters were true to their comic book origins, but also very loveable and movie-audience-friendly. There was humor, but it was far outweighed by the action, which was to be expected and admired. Overall this film was a crowd pleaser, despite the terrible critic reviews. In fact, the movie was so epic, I returned to the same theater two days later to watch it for a second time!
Joker and Harley are known to have one of the most complicated, twisted, complex relationships of...well...all time. Joker is also known to be very abusive to Harley Quinn. He's manipulative, damaging, and degrading. I have a strong feeling this wouldn't have transferred well onto the movie screen...although, I also believe that is the main reason the movie received such poor critic reviews. The Joker is supposed to be out-of-his-mind abusive to the love of his life...not drop everything just to rescue her from the prison she's been locked in. However, most people (including me) are able to see a lot of themselves in the personality of the Joker and Harley, so they look up to the loving relationship between the two crazy kids and appreciated the lack of violence. "I've got a grape soda on ice and a bearskin rug waiting" is much more appealing than "I hope you die" or anything along those lines would have been. However, the director didn't stray all the way from the original comics. The Joker is seen intentionally driving a car into a body of water while Harley screams that she can't swim, then leaving her to drown, where Batman rscues/arrests her. Of course, the Joker is human just like anyone else, and he is going to make selfish decisions...he's even crazy enough to risk the life of Harley due to his selfishness, but he is also seen rescuing her from the harsh chemicals that she throws herself into. Amanda Walker even takes a moment to acknowledge "They were the King and Queen of Gotham City...and God help anyone who disrespected the Queen." This was the type of Joker/Harley relationship that the crowd wanted to see...and that's exactly what they got.
The soundtrack for the movie? It was better than anyone imagined. Walking out of theater, I actually heard multiple people commenting on how much they enjoyed the music. In fact, I've downloaded all of the songs from the soundtrack onto my laptop, and I plan on listening to the playlist during my workouts, or even during my relaxation time. Shrillex, Lil Wayne, Twenty One Pilots, Eminem, Panic! At The Disco covering a Queen song, Creedence Clearwater, and so many more big names added up to a 5-star soundtrack like never before. I knew from the opening credits with "House of the Rising Sun" that this action-packed film was going to be one for the record books.
I could say so much more about this precious little gem...but I think I'm going to let you watch it for yourself. In conclusion, the only thing that upset me about this movie is that Harley Quinn made me want to buy an Espresso machine, and she looks better in pigtails than I do.