Catching the Harley Quinn Movie at Akasan’s Studio

One of the disadvantages of living in Japan is the fact that we often receive Hollywood movies well after their premiere date back in the United States. A good example is John Wick 3. By the time it hit theaters in Japan,the film was available to purchase on video back home. The only movies that are released simultaneously worldwide are big budget productions, think Star Wars or The Avengers. The Harley Quinn movie (Originally titled – Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a more niche feature that didn’t get the worldwide treatment.

I ended up enjoying the movie a lot more than I thought I would.

Folks have criticized the film for being too “female-centric.” The protagonists are a group of woman fighting their way through a male dominated world. The formula us basic, but I don’t find it egregious. If anything, I’m glad I saw it at Akasan’s place and not the theater.

Yes, I liked the movie. But I wasn’t willing to pay the price of a movie ticket to see it.

We find ourselves being coup’d up in our homes with so much time on our hands. You might find yourselves being entertained with this one.

I don’t go to the movies as often as I used to.

I used to go every other week, but now I’m averaging one every few months. I simply don’t live close to any theaters. Add the fact that Netflix is the only streaming platform I’m subscribe to, and my new movie intake is even more limited. I do wonder how these recent events will change the movie industry, because no new movies are being released theatrically. When I visited theater in Kawasaki, I noticed there were no American films being advertised for the future. Everything is being delayed.

Only time can tell how things will turn out. Let’s wait and see.

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