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How Have We Never Seen This Before?
How Have We Never Seen This Before?

Season 1, Episode 10 · 1 year ago

Birds of Prey: “You Killed My Sandwich!”

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In Episode 10, Isabel and Lauren discuss the 2019 anti-hero movie, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan.

Join us as we talk about how this is the best movie we've watched so far!!!!

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Hi Everyone, welcome to this week's episode of how have we never seen this before? This week we discussed birds of prey. Join us as we discuss how this is the best movie that we've seen so far. Stay tuned yet this is a podcast where two best friends talk about movies they've never seen before. I'm Isabelle and I'm Lauren, and this is how have we never seen this before? The winner of this week's guess the movie contest is one of my good friends aiden. Congratulations, aiden, and if you want to be given a shadow at the beginning of one of our episodes, make sure to follow us on Instagram at how have we never podcast and check out our instagram story every week. Hello, hello, and welcome back to US talking about a DC movie, which I didn't think would actually happen. Yeah, I I cannot stand DC movies usually. Well, actually, I haven't even watched them because they just look so unappealing to me. Oh, but also I wanted to think Mike, who does our art. He actually recommended that we watch this movie. Oh you did. Yeah, so thanks Mike. Thank you. Spoiler alert. We loved it. Yeah, like, where was this movie when we were looking for Badass female empowerment movies. I know, why didn't we think of it? Over? So stupid. Yeah, but it was like, going into it, I didn't think it would be. I don't know, I have like really low expectations for yeah, I wasn't like I didn't have high hopes, but I was pleasantly surprised same. So I guess. Do you have anything to say? Before I start, all I have to say is m greetings, loved ones, let's journey. I don't know, I'm in such a goofy mood right now. I don't know. This would be good for us. It will be. I feel like I wasn't funny in any of the last one, or any of them actually, and any podcast episode. So No, I think twilight was good. I think. Yeah, okay, so as the movie starts, I have to comment on the DC intro. I didn't like it. I just got to say that. That's the one thing I really didn't like. You know how marvel does, like it's like the Comic Book Flip. MMM, I don't like this DC one. Yeah, I feel like it was underwhelming because I do not remember it. So yeah, yeah, so after that it's like Harley Quinn is like we're going to start at the beginning of the story. So it's like this cute little cartoon intro of her life leading up to wherever she is now. I don't know, I really liked it. I thought was adorable. Yeah, UM, so basically it starts off when she was a wee little baby and her dad so was awful to her, I guess, and tried to sell her for Beer, and then somehow she ended up being adopted by some nuns and then I think I was like an orphanage, like adopted by done hey, I don't know. And then she got her PhD, because she's a smart woman, and then became a psychiatrist, where she met the joker. And I mean if you've seen suicide squad, it's it just like showed those see have. Oh yeah, okay, yeah, because she jumped into a vat of acid and then that's why she's Pale. I guess she's kind of tanned before then, but now she's like all Pale. But thanks, I stop laughing at what you were talking about earlier.

HMM, so ordering this the saturated version of me? Yeah, I told Isabel that like I look like her. If someone turned the saturation up to one hundred. Yeah, it. You could see us right now. I'm like in my room and it's like and what I'm wearing, it's like a Pale blue. It's very depressing. And then Lauren came in, or in a cowboy at she's rather Tan and is wearing all neon green so neon green scrunchy, neon green water bottle, neon green Wahwah shirt, and plus I have yellow lights that are pointed at me when we've record, so I just look really orange. I have a yellow light pointed right at me and I still look deathly Pale. You need to get outside sit in the sun. Yeah, I haven't done a couple weeks. Well, you're going to get nice and Tan when we go for our hike. Yeah, all weekly hike. Anyway, back to the movie. So basically we find out that her and the joker are broken up for real this time, and she's super upset. is growing or growing is going? I through the motions of a breakdown, like I do at least three times a year, where she cuts on her and it's cute. I love it. The child pigtails, I love it. I have a question. Yeah, you may be really offended, by the way, because I know where this is. No, but do you perhaps relate to Harley Quinn at all? Do you think her story resonates you in any sort of way? Um, good, little bit, but all I can think about was you and I was looking at some of these scenes. Well, we're not going to go there. We're just gonna slowly move on. She adopted a Hyena. Yeah, that's kind of cute. I know, I kind of like him. Bruno, Bruno, Bruno, yeah, Bruno, it's Bruce. Oh, Bruce, named after Bruce Wayne. Oh, gotta love it. Okay, Oh my God, it's fine, close enough. She also gets into Roller Derby, which is super cool. I know. I wish I was tough enough for, athletic enough or cool enough to do Roller Derby. You are you are empowered. Nor. What is wrong with okay. But also she's having a lot of fun nights out, going crazy, getting drunk, and then this guy, he he insults her because she's like being loud and drunk and she he's like you gotta sit down, so she goes over and she got like jumps and sits on his knees and breaks his knees, which she does a lot. Yeah, she does break a lot of legs. I like. That's the one thing I'm like. Oh, like, I don't know when people's knees bend...

...in, like Shiver runs down my spine. Yeah, I hate it. But it turns out that the person whose knees that she broke is the driver of this guy named Roman. Yeah, and they seem pretty friendly at first, but you don't really know what's going on between them. But then we find out that she hasn't told anyone that she's broken up with the joker, because she kind of gets away with everything, like throwing his name around and just like his reputation. Isn't that? Like? Wasn't that that Justin Bieber Song? Like it was about Selena Gomez or something. Half H no, right, Um, love yourself right, the on the slate. And if you say that still holding on something all. Yeah, I mean there's like something about like throwing his name around, but oh the clubs you get into using my name. Yeah, it's something like that. As you can see, neither of us are big. Justin Bieber stands. No, never was, never will be. Can't say I'm a believer. Sorry to anyone I offended. So well, basically she's at the bar all night, but then she goes with these people, but you're kind of thinking, are her friends? I go to this like Taco place and they're talking about how they don't believe that she broke up with the joker or like they'll be back together right away and she can't handle being alone. Huh, interesting that that was what was said. Weird right. Um. And she gets upset by this, I wonder why. Um. And then she to steal a truck, but because she heard them talking. And then she like drops his platter of drinks she was holding and decides to steal a truck. And then she drives straight into this chemical factory where, like her and the joker story began, or she jumped into that bat of chemicals, and she like jumps out of the truck right before it hits the plant and everything blows up and there's fireworks, and she also pulled off the necklace that she had, which had like a J on it throws out the window. HMM HM. And then even realize all of this. Can we explain? I feel like people are probably confused as why we're acting so weird. Do you want to tell my life story. Well, are you okay with that? Yeah, okay. So, basically is, well, up until like a like a year it should go, spent the entirety of her teenage years in a relationship. Well, into relationships. That was it. That we're on and off relationships, and one of them was a boy whose name started with a J. Yeah, so I didn't, I honestly didn't think about that until right now, when I was like, Oh, the necklace. HMM. Every time she would tell me they broke up, I'd be like, Hmm, right, and then every time there's like three times a lot. That is a lot. Yeah, it's like just the way it sounds. Like three times. It's like over the span of four years. No, but it's like it's not even like, oh, we had a fight, blah, blah, blah. It's though we're broken up, yeah, but you're not. So that's why I I'm like laughing about how Isabel could relate to Harley Quinn because she's been in a similar situation and I'm a mere bystander. So Anyway, at this...

...point I was like, I think I'm gonna like this movie. So then she says that we have to rewind. So like really understand the rest of the story. So we go back to four minutes ago. That's why I said and this detective named Renee Montoya is investigating a shooting in a restaurant and we find out that her former partner took credit for her work in this big case several years ago, and so she never got promoted and she's just stuck at the same detective level, which there were just like so many like things thrown in here that was like, yeah, that's like this is like normal, like that happens to so many women, you know. HMM, it's not like it's not like something they just like made up to throw into the story, like it happens all the time. Yeah, I appreciate how like outrageous movie is, but it also ties in struggles that every day women actually go through. But yeah, so then she's like looking at this crime scene and imagining what would happen, and I was just thinking of Shawn Spencer, Psychic, I'm glad saying, just like the way it's like shown, it's like she can see how it happened. We both really love psyche. If you hadn't caught on to that yet, talk about psyche in almost every episode. I've been watching it a lot, but anyway. But yeah, so she thinks, like what she thinks happened is that the Roman guy that Harley had been talking to before at the club is called for this shooting and that the girl who shot these four men is his new assassin and he's the reason that these men are dead. But then she gets a call that there's there was an explosion. So she goes to the explosion, which is the chemical factory, and she is given the Jay Necklace and so they know it was Harley and now everybody knows that her in the joker broke up. So she does. She doesn't have like kids immunity or his protection anymore. HMM. So then I don't remember if this like cuts to a different day or if it's still like around the same time. I think it's probably the next day because it's sunny. Yeah, yeah, I think I think you're right. So, yeah, so we see that Roman is torturing this man and his wife and daughter because he didn't say yes to this partnership that he had asked him about. So his second hand man, there's a word for it, but I don't remember where they had just been. No, no, like what he does? Well, yeah, he's a henchman, but like he like peels their face off. Yeah, that's like a word for it. I think I can't say I know the English word for someone who peels off faces. All right, so he's like, he just does that, super gross. And then he does the same thing to you, this man's wife, and then he was going to not do it to the daughter, but then my daughter was crying and she like blew a snot bubble. So he was like you, and then he cut her face off too. Yeah, because that's more disgusting than cutting off someone's face. Yeah, apparently. And then we find out that Roman is kind of like an evil villain that goes by the name of black mask. HMM, super original, you know all, I've a feeling that that's probably like a big super villain from the other comics that we obviously do not read. I don't know. So then we cut to this really great scene of someone making a bacon, egg and cheese, which is the ultimate hungover food. It look really good, it looks divine, and this is coming from a vegetarian who like almost never eats eggs. I don't know if I would have been as upset as her cuz.

So what is running? I already forgot. Montoya like. Once she gets her sandwich, once Harlie gets her sandwich, Montoya like appears behind her and this pointing a gun at her. She has to run, so she puts the sandwich in her shirt bra off, and that's when she realizes her immunity is gone, like her joker immunity, and every person that ever felt like she wrong them could come after her now, and it's a lot of people. MMM. So she like she thinks she escapes, and then the COP, so she starts to eat a sandwich. So then the COP tackles her and she loses her sandwich. So Sad. I was heartbroken. I don't know how I'm going to emotionally recover from hearing that, seeing that happen, but I think I'll make it through. How about you? I'll be okay because there's reparations. Like she she gets another sandwich at the end. WHOA, you spoiled it, how dare you? But a little bit later I got really, really sad, but like I like almost here to Oh with Bruce. Yeah, I was so sad, I know, I and off. Yeah, we'll get to old will get it. Yeah, so she loses her sandwich and to try and escape, she like throws trash bags at the cop and there's like two other people who are trying to attack her right now, and she escapes by jumping up onto a fire escape and then she like ghost cuts through this apartment at but then she runs into the sky whose face is tattooed with the joker makeup, because that's just like a dare. She dared the joker to do. And then this assassin lady tries to it seems like she's trying to kill Harley by shooting at her with like a crossbow, but she shoots this joker looking guy instead, and then she's surrounded by all these men with with guns and whatever, but she like takes a tissue out of her pocket and waves it and it was like parlay and my pirates of the Caribbean heart, when I know, whenever anyone says the word parlay, I don't know when it would ever come up, but I always think of pirates of the Caribbean. Yeah, I wanted to be a pirate when I was younger. I wanted to be Elizabeth Swan. Okay, I wanted to be Elizabeth Swan when she fell into the when she fell off the cliff, and then she was drowning because of course it was too tight. Yep, but then she was saved by Orlando Bloom. She saved by Johnny Depp. Oh, okay, well, maybe, I imagine from anyway. So now are at the police station and we see that this little girl, she's maybe like a young adult, her name is Cassandra Kane. She was, she's a pickpocket and she was we saw her at the Roller Derby for a second earlier. But she's at the police station for pickpocketing and apparently she's in there a lot because Montoya knows her. And then Montoya goes into the captain's office and the captain is the Montoya's former partner, so he kind of stole that promotion from her. And the assistant, DA, who is also there, is the x of the captain, which I didn't I didn't know if that was like that import for some reason I thought that was Montoya's X. I was like that expensive, but it's so awkward I don't know I could. I feel like, hold on, let's look it up. I thought she was the ex of the captain. Yeah, it's Montoya's ex girlfriend. Oh, okay, okay, okay, I don't know why I thought but...

...anyway. So we find out that there's a shipment coming and it's a diamond and it has something to do with Roman and we find out that the diamond has to do or like is the key like encoded in the diamond or something, is the key to this massive fortune of this former mobster family that was killed. Oh, I missed that part because I was like, okay, this diamond's worth half a million dollars. Is it really like worth dying over? Yeah, it's like it's because it's somehow encoded in it has the passwords or whatever to all the bank accounts of this family. Okay, yeah, so Montoya then like says that she lost her inside man like in Romans business. So they can't really move forward with this investigation. So the captain passes off this whole thing to her male partner, which sucks. He sucks. Yeah, he's honestly awful. Like I won't spoil anything else because we'll get there, but her captain terrible. HMM. So as she's, as Montoya's like leaving his office, she gets a call from another woman and she says that Sandra Kane has the diamonds. If we remember, she's the girl that's in the police station for pickpocketing. So Harley Quinn like goes into the police station in this disguise and start shooting people with I think it was bean bag, yeah, and then as something glitter. Yeah, I love that, and then there's paint as well. So she doesn't kill anybody, I don't think. And and the reason why Harley Quinn is there is because she's looking for Kane and we don't know why yet. Yeah, it like ends with her asking one of the guys where she is, and then it rewinds again. So it's a few days ago, back when she was at the bar, and the girl who called Montoya is singing on stage, like she's sing this is a man's world, and her name name is Dinah Lance, but she goes by Black Canary, HMM, and we see Romans there and he's trying to partner with the this mob, the Golden Lions, and you're thinking that this is the guy that he had killed earlier in the movie, but like later in this timeline, and what I'm just like, I okay, so I missed out on this part because I was ordering, Um, a puka shell necklace from Amazon, so I'm just hearing this all for the first time. Confused. Oh my God. Okay, well, I'll try to explain it. I guess it's not like that complicated. But so he's trying to partner with this mob, but this the mob leaders like no, this is a family business, so I don't need a partner with anyone. But Romans like family sucks, like family fails you or something. HMM. So basically has like a huge problem with this. He's also like wearing monogrammed gloves, but that's besides the point. I thought they were weird. But then we see like a flashback to when he or flash forward whatever, to when he was like skinning the man's face off. So Hmm, yeah, and he's like, you know what, all talk to you tomorrow at the docks, like tell me your decision. And then we see Black Canary saying and it looks like she's either like really mad at Roman or maybe she's like in love with it. Was Weird. But then like the glass shatters from her high note that she was singing. HMM, and we find out that she's been singing at Romans Club for years, like she's been there for a really long time. I guess her shift is over. So she goes to the bar for a drink and Harley sitting there wasted, and Harley Asks Black Canary,...

...like do you know what a heart? How do you say? It's like it's like a Harley Quinn, but it's like, I'm not saying. You're right, like a Harley Quinn is a thing. Did you not see this part? No, I saw this part, but my notes just say Margot Robbie is so pretty okay, hopeful. Do you do? You know what to talk? That's like, Um, don't. Did It on? Did It on Dunta? And then it goes. Yeah, I'm stinning like a Ballerina. Yeah, I feel like that's you and me. Oh, no, I'm saying this wrong, but whatever. So Harley Quinn asks what Canary if she knows what a Harley Quinn is, which is like a thing and it's like a type of person. It's a like it's an actual thing. I'm hold on anyway. Harlequinn is that it. Harle Quinn's a mute character in a traditional panomime, typically massed and dressed in a diamond pattern costume, similar gesture joker Zany so well, yeah, so basically their role is to serve someone, and she's like saying, like they're nothing without a master and like no one cares who they are. Besides, that their role out they're the serving role that they're in, which is like how she's pretty much thinking of herself. So she plays an obsequious role to men. Sorry, yeah, my favorite vote a word. Yeah, Uh Huh. Yeah. And so then Harley Quinn tells black canary that her and the joker broke up, and this is the first time that she's told anyone. Like no one else knows at this point. And then this man comes over to buy a drink for for her and she's so, so wasted that he tries to take advantage of her, like she brings her outside and is trying to take advantage of her. They're in the alleyway and the guy from the previous scene is trying to take advantage of Harley Quinn and he tries to put her in his van with some other dudes, some other bad dudes, and the Black Canary comes out sees all of this happening and you could tell it, she's kind of contemplating helping her. She ultimately decides to help Harley. I don't. She just basically beats up all these bad guys and Harley's like, Oh, I don't need your help, but obviously she does. Yeah, she she said she doesn't, but then she like goes to lean on the car door and misses and falls to the ground and just sits there for the rest of the fight. Yes, and so black canary just like takes on all these bad guys and she's just a bad bitch. Yeah, she's really cool. But Romans like watching this fight go down from his apartment thing above them. He has his right hand man, his henchman, come out and tell canary that he's Romans new driver because he's like seeing all this. Like she could fight, he couldn't. She could only sing and stuff, and she has to be back there the next morning to drive him around or whatever. So she goes home. A black canary goes home and we find out that she lives in the same building as Cassandra Kane, who is living with foster parents who are fighting. So Canary gives her money for food and she like takes it and puts it at she's like a cast offs. She like sticks it up the cast but then we see like the next day canary was waiting in the car at the docks where Roman killed this family, and when she gets back to her apartment, Montoya knocks on her door and like has coffee and says that her in the previous driver had a relationship, information exchange relationship and he would like pass on this information about whatever was going on, and she...

...asks, she's asking her to do the same, but canary's like no, because my mom helped cops like you, but then when she was killed in the streets, you did nothing to help her. So, like why would I want to help the people that didn't help my mom? Then it's the next day or somewhere along those I to feel like the timeline doesn't really matter, but I know it's. So the movie makes the timeline like seem easy to follow, but then explaining it is kind of like getting me all jumbled. Yeah, it's a little hard to explain, but you make sense when you're watching it. It's it's either the next day or the same day. But it's the morning and Roman is eating breakfast and he finds out that there's this crossbow killer. That's what they're calling this assassin. So it turns out that she doesn't actually work for Roman and they don't know. One really knows what she's about, like why she's killing these people. And Black Canary shows up and Romans starts showing off all this stuff around his house, and while he's doing that he's like just trying to show off for her, and his henchman is like trying to say that the chemical factory was blown up and Harley Quinn did it. So like now she's up for grabs. I guess is because she doesn't have protection anymore. Anyone like him kill her pretty much. HMM. But before they do anything about that, Roman tells a canary that she he has something for her to pick up and the henchman's going to go a along with her. HMM. Did you ever get his name, because I just called him henchman and goon. I've I put secondhand guy in the entire movie until the like last ten minutes I fart the name. His name is one second. Oh, his name is victor. Victor. Okay, okay, so they send Canary and the henchman to Victor, I guess to go pick up the diamond. And okay, so it cuts to them in front of the bank and you see Cassandra Kane, the little girl from before with the cast on her arm, being around pickpocketing people, and she just so happens to pick pock the diamond off of Victor. Yeah, and I think it's also important to say that Roman had told Black Canary to be the person who handles a diamond, but the henchman like he he was like no, just give it to me. So it's important that it's his fault. Yeah, it's taken. And right after she pick pockets him, though, or Cassandra pickpockets him, she gets arrested and she's when she's in the back of the COP car, she swallows a diamond and then that's the last that we see of her and for a little bit, and then we cut back to when Harley said parlay. Yeah, so I guess it's technically at that same time. It's like this is all happening at the same time right now. Because, yeah, so Romans getting acupuncture at this point when they went, the Canary and the henchman come in and they say that they don't have the diamond, but the second hand guy, he says that they never had it. Wow, at the same time, all canary trying to say that that he lost it because he doesn't want to take the blame for it. He's like, well, if we say we never got it, then it's canaries fault, and if we got it and I had it, then it's my fault. Yeah, so then somehow Harley ends up in Romans custody. It's probably because he bought out all of the COPS. Yeah, I didn't know if they were cops or just like his guys. I thought they were cops. Yeah, I'm not sure. Either way, she ends up in his custody. Yeah, because everyone in the city is pretty much part of Romans Army. So she's in his custody and Roman is now interrogating her and he's explaining a bunch of the things that she's done to him, and some...

...of them are pretty funny, like peeing in his Brita. And he decides that he's going to kill her and she then like at first she was kind of joking around with him, but then when he actually says, Oh, it's time to die, like let's go, she's like, Oh, can we work out a deal. I can get the diamond back and then you don't have to kill me. Yet he actually, after some persuasion, accepts the deal and gives her until midnight, after punching her a few times and cutting to this dance number where she sings about diamonds. Yeah, she was like dressed like Marilyn Monroe, singing a remix of diamonds are girl's best friend, which, like it was weird, but okay. Yeah. But also when she is like yeah, I can help you find the diamond, like I know everything about this city, she's like he she gives him her business card, which is like written in glitter ink and it's just like mercenary. They were like there's like a whole list of things and like she's like this like a coach, yeah, finder of things, but basically just gives her till midnight to find the girl on the diamond. So Roman, instead of like letting Harley go and get Cassandra, he sends out a five hundred thousand dollar reward to anyone that can go get her. So there's like competition to get her, and the canary also calls to warn Montoya that that this is happening in that she's the girl like she needs to be protected, which was the phone call that she had gotten earlier, that we had seen earlier. Yeah, okay, so we're back at the police station. She just beat up all those cops and now she's looking for Kane, who is in a cell locked away, and she can't open the cell doors, so she just starts pressing random buttons and ends up setting off the sprinklers and eventually the cell doors open and every man in the prison or in the jail is someone who she's wronged, and so they all try to attack her and meanwhile kane is trying to Cassandra. Kane is trying to get away and it's a pretty cool fight scene in my opinion. Yeah, I thought that would be so cool to see in d just like the water coming round. Have you ever seen step, step up to and now? Well, in that movie. I love those movies. They're so good. But maybe it's the third one. Well, there and this dance battle and he like accidentally kicks a sprinkler system on and they dance in all the water. Oh, I've seen tick talks about that. I love it. So anyway. Anyway. So Sandra's or CASSANDRA's like running. Wow, Harley's fighting these guys and at the same time a whole group of mercenaries that are trying to get that reward come through the front door the police station. Wow, Harley Quinn and CASSANDRA are in the back in net like an evidence room, and the mercenary show up back there, but harley grabs her and they run and there's this fight in the evidence room and Harley finds a baseball bat and she like that's her thing and she tax the guys with it and then she hides behind this pile of cocaine. Wow, while these guys are shooting at her, but they're like shooting through the packages of cocaine. So she inhales it and then goes crazy and attacks them even more and she breaks another man's knees, which is like, I don't know, I just like gag when I see that. I know it's just like the part where their legs give out. That's that's what does it for me. It's so scary. But one of the guys, not the guy she broke his knees, but like he starts to choke her, but...

Cassandra shows up and she gives him. Our gives Harley a lighter and then she's lights his beard on fire. I love that. And then Montoya runs in, but Harley knocks her out before they drive away in a minivan, which is like a good choice of car. Okay, I really disagree with that. What like? I mean they could get lost, like people would like a minivan, you know, I guess. So now that they are in the mini van, they're driving on the highway and Kane is why do I keep calling her by her last name? You know, I they never say your last thing, except for one time. I think it's because I'm like thinking about citizen Kane. So, basically, Cassandra is knocked out in the car with Harley and as she's coming to she notices that there is a bomb in her hand and that there is a bounty hunter after Harley Quinn, and so she she's like, Oh, can you just toss that out the window? And so, because they're just like, tosses it out the window, the bounty hunter blows up, all the problems are solved and they start chatting and okay, this is my one flaw with the movie. Okay, I thought the girl who plays Cassandra, I thought that her acting was really bad. Yeah, it was pretty bad, but I don't know, I didn't want to be mean. No, she seems so sweet, but Oh my God, yeah, it was pretty bad. But she basically, after some persuasion, admits that she ate the diamond and that there isn't really a way of getting it out at the moment. But like, so Harley's solution to this is she they go to grocery store and they're filling up their cart with tons of laxatives and just like food, and just food, because Harley didn't go grocery shopping, and she does ask to buy fluff, like marshmallow fluff. Oh my God, I forgot about that. But cassandra saying like she wants to be like Harley and she's like, no one can be like me, and we're not buying these groceries. Were stealing these groceries. So they rob the store. Then they make it back to her apartment and we meet Harley's landlord, doc, who's so cute. He like calls her lotus flower. I listed listen, I just finished watching all three books of Avatar right and when he said the Word Lotus, it just my serotonin levels just rose. It was so cute and like she was saying, like always get number thirty two with extra chili because it's cooking so bad, and it's just like it's like a cute like it's a cute relationship. It was a cute relate. It was yea find out what happened. Yeah, so then we go up to her apartment and she's got a stuffed beaver and then her and her hyaenas there, whose name is Bruce Bruno, but maybe it's like really good CGI. But the hyena looked pretty real, I know when she's sharing a twizzler with it. Yeah, probably. How do you do that if that's real, like how do you like feel comfortable just like sharing a twizzler with a Hyaena? That's show Biz, baby, like it would say that in every episode now. I hope so. But while they're in there, Cassandra sees this picture of the joker that Harley is hanging up on the wall, like that's in the middle of a target with like knives thrown in it and she has no idea who the joker is, which I was surprised about. But I guess like, since he's cleared out, no one really knows...

...him at all or something. Yeah, she also knows. I guess she knew who Harley was from the beginning to because she just she's like you're so cool, like how do I be like you, like such a big thief? And so I kind of like that she knows and she knows who Harley is and she looks up to her, but has absolutely no idea who the joker is. Yeah, having those positive female role model yeah, but they're like eating cereal and watching cartoons and it's it's like their sisters thinking. But the assassin lady comes into the the shop downstairs and she asks for a number, thirty two, but mild, and she says to doc that she knows that he knows all the bad guys in the city. Then we find out that this assassin lady is actually the daughter of the leader of this gang family that had the diamond originally and was all killed, and that one of the goons or whatever that was there found the girl alive but instead of killing her, kept her safe in Sicily and she was taught by his siblings or cousins how to be an assassin and decided to move back to Gotham after training to be an assassin for all these years. HMM. But the thing is is that the only thing that she cares about is revenge enge. Yeah, she doesn't know how to be a person, like she doesn't know how to interact with people, and she also wants to go by the name huntress. Is kind of cool. It's cool. But at this point, Roman also finds out that Harley is gone, like she took Cassandra in there. They don't know where she is, and he's at the club when this happens and he hears someone laughing as he's like freaking out about this, and then he thinks that they're laughing at him and he makes her get on a table and start dancing and then makes this guy like cut off her dress, which is gross, and Canary tries to leave at this point, but he won't let her and he like asks her if she would betray him for any reason, which she said no, but she has already. I think he can tell deep down that she like absolutely can't stand him. Yeah, and then we're at the police station or something and we find out that Montoya Stole a gun. Are Still Gone. Still a phone from an active crime scene, which I think is Harley's phone, she like dropped when they were leaving, because it had a picture of Cassandra on it and the DEA, the Assistant Da, which we now know is her ex girlfriend. She had called the chief when she found out about this because she they think she's like lost her way, like she's going it's like crazy to do this, and they suspend her. Hmm, I thought that this quote when she's like talking about the police like it was, I feel like it's an important quote to share. She says, what's the point of the badge when it means all anyway? Yeah, because she she's disobeying and like breaking the rules to actually get work done and to solve this case and to take down a really bad guy. And all the other cops have been who actually who now have badges, have what she doesn't have, are being paid to keep quiet and to be on the bad guy side. Yeah, and so I thought that maybe it resonates with some of the things happening today. Gotta love how movies tend to do that. Harley Quinn, why do I keep calling her by her first and last name? I'm so sorry to anyone that has to listen to me in this podcast. Okay. But so Harley, she's like yeah, you know in the movies when the COP loses their badge that it's about to get real, and that's kind of foreshadowing what happens next subsequently. So then it cuts to Harley...

...and Cassandra just chilling in the apartment and Cassandra stomach starts like groaning that you can hear it making a bunch of sounds, and all of the sudden Harley's apartment blows up. Yeah, we like there's someone outside of her apartment, like someone found her somehow, and he like shoots this it looking at ball of electricity, pretty much, you like shoots into her apartment and they're like trying to grab things to leave with them. Like this happens, and and then we see Bruce run towards it and then it blows up. Bruce, like, Oh my God, I'm actually going to cry. And then I was like no, doc might be dead. To like what happened. Bruce gone, but not forgotten it for now. is so upset. I was so upset. And then like Harley's freaking out because she's like Bruce is dead, but that she's like, Oh my God, what about doc? And she runs out to find doc and he's fine and he's just dandy. He's fine and he he sold them out and he did it for money. Oh, so upset. Listen, in this movie, all men are trash. It made me so sad, like I thought he was so good and then he did that. A cute old man, yeah, but he sold her out so he could open up a new restaurant, a better restaurant, and says it's just business, it's just mathematics love. So now that Harley is very hurt and realizes that she has absolutely nothing, no place to live, no one will even hide her out because doc was the only person that would take her in, she's like, I guess it all. It is just business. I can't get attached to Cassandra. So she decides to make a deal with Roman. Yeah, she like is like changing her terms and she's like, if you protect me, then you can have her. So she's just basically selling her out. She's selling her out now for protection and she's like meet me at amusement mile at like midnight or something, and we see Montoya is the getting drunk, like she her life feels like it's over, and Canary and the second hand guy are going to pick them up. He like sends them instead of sending himself, but Canary Texts Montoya to tell her what's happening, that like this is going down and she needs to be there. But while they're while Canary and the other guy are in the car, he sees a text message that Montoya replied back and she says, okay, I'll meet you there, and he tells her to pull the car over because he has to go to the bathroom, but instead he calls Roman to let him know that Canary betrayed him. So Romans pissed. He's like, I'll meet you there, and we see him like put on his black mask, which I don't know, I'd like. Felt like it wasn't important. He didn't like maybe it's an actual character, like he said, but I don't know, it doesn't seem that important to me that he was this masked villain. I feel like he is probably an important character in the Batman Franchise, but I feel like the movie should have made it a bigger deal, I'll instead of just like randomly having him put on his mask at times. Yeah, either make it a big deal or just don't do it. At all, because if there was no fun. Yeah, but whole that's happening, Harley's like tying cassandra up with duct tape on a toilet so she like if she goes to the bathroom. But Mont Toya shows up at the amusement park first and she's still clearly drunk, but it's an even fight between her and Harley. But Hurley pushes her out the window and I was like, oh, she's dead, but no, she's just fine. Yeah, she's fine, but Harley gets shot with a dark gun once she like pushes her out...

...the window. I was just going to say the reason why she's so angry at Montya's because she mentions that she killed her sandwich. They can he's from the beginning. Yeah, which, like that's a pretty good thing to be angry about. My opinion, it looked really good. But so in walks canary and this other guy, and Canary Finds Cassandra first and is trying to help her, but the second hand guys like being really like creepy towards Harley, and then he walks into the bathroom where Sandra and Canary are and he tells canary to cut her open to get the diamond out because he knows that she betrayed Roman. Yeah, but but at this point Harley's like coming to she can like move her fingers and like start to move her hand again. And the huntress comes in and shoots the secondhand guy and through the throat with, yeah, her crossbow, and I thought this was so funny. But Harley like took her her little dark out of her neck and is like stabbing him. She only has wrist movement, but she's like stabbing and then Montoya Somehow gets back. She's just in the the squad ends up being canary, Montoya, Harley, Cassandra, huntress and the goon. The Moon. What Goon? The second hand man? All he dies, he's still there. He's just chilling on the count. It's not part of the squad. I mean at this point I was like, Oh my God, they're going to work together at the end of this. I know it. I I just wanted a superhero walk, you know, like when they all walk in a line. So they didn't do it anyway. They're too cool for that, but I love it like, you know, in what's it like end game or whatever, when all the women like walking a line. Yeah, like, yeah, it was like everyone knew why they put it in there, but it was still like a good moment, I guess. Anyway, we're not mixing our Comic Book Series Right now. Yeah, so we get to we cut to Cassandra. She and she ended up getting the gun and she's pointing it at everyone and they're all like Whoa, Whoa, like put that down. and Um, we kind of all find out that they have a common enemy, like the huntresses enemy is Roman, because Romans the one that made all of those people kill her family, and Montoya after Roman, Harley obviously after Roman, and then who's left? Oh, black canary, also after Roman. So they're like, Oh darn, we have something, we have something in common. And then Cassandra looks outside the window and she sees that Roman brought an army of just random citizens in Gotham who he's paid and protected, and they're like, I guess it's time to work together. Yeah, I was like work together. I had chills, chills, I'm so excited. I was like, cass yet I wrote yea, yes, yes, yes, Queen's I don't yeah, girl power. I'm a sucker for a strong female roles. Same, but then they're like what do we do? We don't have any weapons. So Harley like walks over to this cabinet and she's like, she opens it but doesn't like look in. She turns out and is like will these do and they're like no, there's nothing in there. So like the joke group took all the weapons that were that used to be hmm, but they somehow have like a box of Harley stuff. Yeah, which is actually pretty cool, though, because they all get different...

...pieces of Harley, like of her character, which is really cool. Yeah, so they all put on like these outfits, bulletproof corsets, stuff like that. They make it fashionable, safety, but make it fashion. And then we're we see Romans men outside. The one thing, this was my one thing about the movie, like I didn't really like care about her acting or whatever, but all of the men that he hired have like African masks on, like what he had hanging up in his apartment, and I was like, I don't really know how I feel about that, like why was that necessary? I didn't even notice that. But yeah, that's HMM. It was just weirds, like you could have done anything else, but like like why that? I don't know. That's a little off putting. But anyway, that was my only other thing that I didn't like. But so then we see that there's this giant slide in the middle of the building that they're in. So they open it and they start like to get away from these men that are attacking them. They go down this slide and one man is able to follow them, but while he's going down a lot faster because of his weight, I guess, and hunchers like jumps it slide and lands on top of the guy and like killing him on the way down. Do you know what this reminded me of? What, okay, have you? Have you ever gone to a playground when you were a kid and you start sliding down the slide and that one girl, like, no offense to any horse girls, but it's usually a girl is like in the slide, hiding, trying to scare people, and you guys collide and she like she hisses at you. So that ever happened to you? That happened to be all the time. I'M NOT gonna lie. I stayed inside during resons. I don't know friends. Um. So, yeah, this has been the last episode of how we never seen this mel and I are no longer on speaking terms because, um, she's weird. Yeah, so they're starting to fight these guys and they looked super cool doing it, like they were so cool. I looked so good and they're like it's like a fun house. So they're jumping on trampolines like around this whole building and like you can see that Cassandra's like waiting for her moment to be like to fight and like she sees all these really cool women around her and she wants to be like them, and I was just like so good. Harley ends up on Roller Skates, she has a shoe change and then black canary is a punch and some bad guys in her hair keeps getting in her face and Harley's like here, do you on a hair tie? canaries outfit was so good, though, like the Gold Shuret with like the Blazer and the matching pants, the pants, the pants so good. Chef's kiss, CHEF's kiss. So they're all like trying to protect Cassandra and they huntress. Like gives Cassandra a purple car that we had seen her brother give her the day that her family was killed. So it's like this will protect you and just like whenever one of the bad guys goes to grab Cassandra, the other girls protect her. And my heart it's just like I put the the like in love Emoji, the smile with all the hearts around it. That's just how I feel. It makes me so happy, it really does. Watching men get what what's coming to them really does my hearts well, my heart grew three sizes while watching this movie. But so, basically, the fight scene ends this this particular fight scene ends with the final blow being a man getting hit in his sensitive region and...

...falling to the ground, which was funny Lotta, I know. But then they're like walking out of this building and I thought they were going to do the power walk. Then they didn't do it, but Montoya just gets shot and they kidnap Sandra or Cassandra, and I got so scared. But then they, like Harley, like protects Montoya and it turns out that she had this corset on and the course is bulletproof. But yeah, we didn't know that earlier. But she looks so good too. I know it feels really good. You're not fair, and it definitely like there. It looks like they're trapped, like what are they going to do. But then canary there like this is your time, like you got to do this, and she goes to sing and she's she actually has like super powers. She can it's like Um Banshee and xmen. Yeah, like like sonic vibrations with their voice and so cool. Yeah, the only person that like actually has super powers in this movie is her. I think that's it. Yeah, I also like I like when it's the superpowers are that like you can have super powers as a normal person. You know, it's like you're that powerful, you know, like all the rest of them. Yeah, exactly. And so basically, while she's doing her like supersonic scream, it the breeze, I guess, or the the shock. The shock, that's what it is. Shock Wave Carries Harley on her roller skates to start chasing the car that has cassandra and it yea and yeah, so she's skating away and gets hit by a car, unfortunately, but then we find out that the person who came to the rescue is the huntress and she is on her motorcycle and she starts towing Harley. Yeah, and superal like Harley's like jumping. Yeah, Harley's jumping into cars and killing the guys that are in the cars and then she jumps out and then hunters like keeps pulling her down the street and it reminds me of those tick tock girls on roller skates that we super cool, the ones that are like I was supposed to be born in the s and then really cool outfits and skates, so cool. Yeah, I want to be them, but uh, she like she ends up catching up with Roman in the car. CASSANDRA and Roman are fighting the back seat while Harley's trying to get her out, and then the car crashes at founders peer and Roman like grabs Cassandra and they run onto the pier and it's really foggy, so she can't see anything. You're not really sure where he, Roman and Cassandra are, and Romans like explaining that. Oh, like, just leave me the girl. You need a man like me to protect you, like you're helpless on your own. And while this is happening, like there's all these statues line up along the pier like on either side, so you don't know if it's actually a person or if it's him. So he could be one of them, and Carley is like no, I don't need your protection. People are only like it's only there because people are so scared of you. Like people should be scared of me, like I am, I can do just as much as you. Yes, she was like I'm the one you should be a scared of, not the joker, not you, because I'm Harley fucking Quinn. Yeah, and then she uses her last bullet to shoot who she thinks is him, but it's actually a statue. Yeah, but they're like right behind the statue and she like starts apologizing to Cassandra and she's like you make me want to be a better person, and then sandraws like, I need to apologize to you too. I I stole your ring, and she's like what are you talking about? And then you see that the ring...

...is the Pool Tab, the pool string for the grenade that she had stolen earlier. And they like push Roman off the pier and he blows up. Yes, Um, good riddance, and then they go get talk of yeah, Oh, you forgot. They awkwardly hugged. Oh, they did us. Yeah, so the squads all together again. It's TACO and mark time and they're all complimenting each other in the most awkward way. Yeah, because I'm hunters, like never learned how to talk to people. It's just having a really hard time. But you know they're being they're being gentle with her. Yeah, but then Cassandra's like, I like finally needs to go to the bathroom, and then a couple of seconds later she's like, Harley, I need you to bring the colander. It disgusting, but it's so funny. But then a Montoya's like saying, our next step is to clean the city from the inside, and hunters is like does she always talk like a cop from the s? But just her awkwardness, like hunters, is awkwardness I relate to so much. I I love it. She's she's so cool, though, like it works for her, but it doesn't work for me. That's what you're saying. No, no, it was for you. That's time. I wasn't trying to be mean, it's just happened. No, Oh my God, this really will be the last episode, because Isabel Hay. I'm kidding. So then we find out that Harley seems to have stolen canaries car and drove away, because you know she's never going to be a good guy. Yes, she can be better, but she's gonna be her. She's just gonna you do you? You know, she doesn't need anyone right now except her new minim. We also find out that Montoya's boss took credit for the also, all of Romans, guys think rude. So Montoya quits because they suck up. Yeah, the cops aren't actually doing anything to help better the city, which I'm resonates. Perhaps. We also find out that huntress use the codes from the diamond and they got she got all her money back and she's using this money to fund her own little project called the birds of prey, which are canary. Montoya and Huntress M just super cool. And Harley took the actual diamonds and sold bad because that's a diamond, like you can sell that, and she's starting her own business as it's just like a Badass or something. Right. Yeah, I didn't like it. I couldn't get the name of her like actual title, but she has like her own real business cards, which is super cool. And turns out Bruce is alive. Yes, he was inviting. Now he's back. He's nice and healthy, he's he's doing well. It made me so happy to see him again. Yeah, we also find out that Cassandra is her little mini me and they have matching tattoos and and she finally got her breakfast, finally, and they just look so cool. Their outfit at the end so good. But everything about this movie so good. And it turns out that this whole movie was about a breakfast Sandwich and the redemption of getting that breakfast. Moral of the story do not mess with a woman's breakfast sandwich. So...

...good. Also, in the credits, I didn't know, but this movie was produced by Margot Robbie. Oh Really? Yeah, he's so cool. Gosh, I want to be her same wow, what a good movie. Honestly, should started with this one. Man, I know, like everything impeccable. It just made me feel so good and I already ask you my question, so that's all I had. Oh, if you could be one of them, who do you want to be? I think I'd want to be the black canary, because she's the coolest. You too, I love them. I just like her outfits were so good. I know, s inspired, just amazing all around. This is just no words, so good. I know it was great and and I for once haven't gone on a huge ran it. You have to edit out. Yeah, like highly recommend this movie to anybody who has not seen it. You have to chef's kiss. So then, and on that note, if you'd like to follow us on Instagram, you can follow us at how we never podcast and take part in our weekly guest the movie competition, where the winner gets a shout out, or you can follow us on facebook at how we never pod seen. How we never seen this before? Yeah, thank you so much for listening. I think this is the most fun episode so we hope made it all the way, but we will see you next week, where hopefully we have a movie that is just as good. I've a feeling it won't be, but oh well, oh well, bye, bye. Hey, congratulations, you've made it to the end of our podcast. We hope you enjoyed listening. How have we never seen this before is produced by is B barone. The music is by Scott Holmes. The podcast art is by Michael Beaumont over at monitor comics, and our social media is run by Lauren Cola. Thanks for listening.

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