This past weekend I decided to try to “catch” a movie. I wanted to get a little bit of normalcy and tap into a sense of nostalgia. I clicked on Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. And, for two hours I wondered why I had bothered. Back to that point in a moment.
Late last year, I was already looking forward to watching the upcoming new Wonder Woman movie. I was wondering what small-budget movie would get all the hype in 2020. I was looking forward to continuing my renewed love of going to the movies. Then a pandemic hit and the rest is history. Well, our present. Our odd present.
New York city is moving onto phase four of reopening. However, it’s being done with modifications. No indoor dining. Outdoor dining is getting a bit stricter. And, still no movie theaters. Makes sense. I myself am not too sure whether I would like to go sit in a movie theater even if only at 50% capacity. A lot of variables to take into consideration.
As I watched Birds of Prey, I started reminiscing about when I would catch a film with my son and then write up a semi-review that focused more on our family outing than the movie itself. I believe the last such one I reviewed was Knives Out which, surprisingly, my son really liked. We had turned it into a who done it game for us. We had such a lovely time that day. Had looked forward to seeing more movies together and dissecting them. I loved hearing the perspective of my 11 year old son. Now, even if we watch a movie together at home, a review doesn’t seem in order.
With that said, I don’t understand how the Harley Quinn movie was produced and released. Harley Quinn the character was just not that interesting. Hopefully, there are no plns to do any sequels. I feel perhaps that I am being a bit harsher than if I had seen the movie in the theatres. Indeed, covid-19 has changed all our lens and framing of the world. I can’t wait to be able to safely go back to the movies.