After a couple of tantalising teasers, we’ve recently gotten the first full trailer for Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn), and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Not only is the trailer light on spoilers, it’s big on character, and makes the film look colourful, cinematic and charming.
Of course, judging a film on its trailer - either good or bad - is tenuous at best. Who knows, maybe Cats and Sonic The Hedgehog will be the two best films of next year and will sweep every category at the Oscars. Probably not, though.
While Birds Of Prey’s trailer certainly looks gorgeous and is building good momentum, there is another factor stopping many people from getting over excited: they simply don’t know who these characters are.
Harley Quinn is a fairly major comic book character and has Suicide Squad in her favour, but the rest aren’t so lucky. The trailer gives us snapshots of all the major players, but doesn’t exactly fall over itself trying to establish them. If you’re still not quite sure who everyone is, just need a refresher or want to scan with a fine tooth comb for minuscule errors, look no further.