The Birds of Prey is a well-known animated series that's been running for four seasons now. From the creators of The Rugrats, it is a show that has both impressive animation and a storyline that go on for quite some time. So, what can you expect from the movie version of this animated series?
For starters, the movie is basically the same as the animated series, but with some changes here and there. The biggest difference you'll find between the two is the presence of the iconic villain, played by Ryan Reynolds, who finally gets his own movie in the series.
Other than that, the main characters of the Birds of Prey are all back in the same roles and the story is basically the same. The plot revolves around Dr. Claw (Ray Winstone), an evil scientist who invents and studies powerful androids to create what he calls "Fearoes". Unfortunately, he takes the wrong path and creates an android that is extremely violent and unresponsive, leading Claw to accidentally mutilate it.
The Fearoes find their way into the hands of the Brotherhood of Evil, which turns them loose and eventually battles the Birds of Prey and Blade, known as the Robots of Justice. Unfortunately, Blade's partner, Hawk, is also on the brink of death and so he pulls out his last remaining punch and his head gets sliced off. He dies, and thus, makes him incapable of fighting anymore.
Sixteen years later, Crestan joins a crew of criminals called The Night Rippers, led by Vaughn Stallone, who wanted to recreate the rift between humans and machines. With the help of his ex-girlfriend, Stiles (Kaitlin Olson), and his sister, Adriana (Haley Reinhart), he fights against the Birds of Prey, Blade, and many more characters.
The film also expands on the story of Griffon the Bull, a boy who wants to find his father, who left him when he was still a young child and was killed by villains who escaped from Legion, a department that hunts the vicious creatures. The series also expands on Griffon's father's role in the story and how he was killed.
In the end, this is essentially a follow-up to the original series of the Birds of Prey that continues on from where the series left off. The amount of characters from the animated series makes the new series look smaller than it actually is. Like the animated series, the movie is pretty much perfect and the special effects are just as good as the animated series.
As far as the sequel is concerned, it follows exactly the same plot line as the original series and is, in my opinion, the best thing about the series. So, if you're a fan of the Birds of Prey, or even a newbie, I highly recommend checking out the new Birds of Prey movie.