Yesterday, HBO Max added a censored version of “Birds of Prey” to its catalog instead of the theatrical version.
Six minutes of footage was removed from the film and the violent or swearing parts were removed or blurred. The theatrical version was 1h 49m, compared to 1h 43m for the version released on HBO Max.
However, it was all just a misunderstanding. The uncut version will be added to the catalog in place of the censored version, the CinePOP streaming advisor revealed:
Due to a technical issue, a scaled-down version of Birds of Prey has been placed on the platform. The responsible services endeavor to replace the content with the original as soon as possible. HBO Max aims to provide the best service and the best streaming experience, so we are continuously improving ourselves.
A scene from the “14” version shows Detective Montoya (Rosie Perez) wearing a shirt with clearly stained handwriting. After facing off against Harlequin (Margot Robbie), she appeared with the shirt written “Did I Shave My Balls For This?”, Which was smeared throughout the cut.
Although “Birds of Prey” received 78% of critics’ approvals on Rotten Tomatoes, the film did not please audiences and only raised $ 201.8 million worldwide, on a budget of $ 85 million. of dollars.
In addition to not having generated the expected financial return, the adaptation directed by Cathy Yan has been one of the most criticized by fans of DC Comics.
And it looks like Yan didn’t have much creative choice on the project, having to submit to requests from Warner Bros. executives when they brought in Chad Stahelski (“John Wick”) to direct some remakes of the feature. .
During an interview with The Playlist, the filmmaker brought up the subject and expressed her dismay by suggesting that the film did not go as she had planned.
“I think when you have a budget like ‘Birds of Prey’ there’s a lot of pressure involved, especially when a studio is going through a lot of changes. Either way, you end up giving in and committing to what you’re told to do. It’s a little hard to fight [par manter sua própria visão]. “
She went on to say that her vision was not fully addressed in the film version:
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. It’s like that, I would like to have more control over the editing, so I don’t know if there is a Yan Cut of the film, but I think any filmmaker goes into this profession to be able to s ‘fully express. We want what’s going on in our head to be shown on the screen. I think it didn’t happen [em ‘Aves de Rapina‘]. “
Due to all of this controversy, it looks like Warner Bros. has no plans to invest in a sequel, at least for now.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Robbie, Harley Quinn, was asked about the subject and gave fans a very negative response.
“I don’t know anything about a sequel. As of now, I don’t think there are any plans or anything of interest to mention.
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Criticism | Birds of Prey – DC strikes again with a fun, colorful, and vibrant movie
Have you ever heard of the cop, the bird, the psychotic and the mafia princess? ‘Birds of Prey’ is a twisted story told by Harley Quinn herself, and the only way Harley can tell it. When Gotham City’s most narcissistic and infamous villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand man, Zsasz, target a girl named Cass, the city swings in search of her. The paths of Harley, Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya collide, and the team has no choice but to knock Roman off their pedestal.
The cast includes Margot Robbie (Harlequin), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Hunter), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain), Ewan McGregor (Black Mask) and Chris Messina ( Victor Zsasz).
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