So, Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn is out, and as far as DCEU films go it's fairly average. Of course, it's a step up from Harley's film debut Suicide Squad, but it doesn't come close to the recent success of Wonder Woman and Shazam, and for many (including me), that makes this film massively disappointing.
*BIG spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker and a little one from the Mandalorian.
More often that not, when the film adaptation of a beloved book arrives in cinemas, it is met with disappointment from fans. The reasons for this are often debated, but it seems to stem from the fact that is is almost impossible to cram a four hundred page book into a 120 minute screenplay. As a result of this, films often remove large chunks of narrative, and sometimes remove entire characters all together.
No matter how we feel about it, the film industry values franchises above all else now. The summer Box Office has been dominated by returning franchises and rebooted hits, to differing results. It's a strategy however, that is hard to argue with. You need to look only at the success of the Marvel cinematic universe, with Avengers: Endgame recently becoming the highest grossing film in history.
Slight spoilers. Nothing major.