In this day and age, being a great movie for Birds of Prey is not easy. No matter how good the story is or how awesome the performance of the star actors, people will always complain about the fact that the movie is too long. Movie critics who are quite die hard with their theories about movie storytelling actually give the short works a low rank. But that's not the only thing they rate Birds of Prey low in.
If you wonder why people complain about this movie, here's a hint: it is because of the whole fancy dress part in the movie, which was recently brought to your attention. Well, in addition to the wings and other accessories, Birds of Prey also makes an appearance. It's the first time that a Batman show has been done in costume. And while some people might say that the presence of costumes makes the movie look bad, let me tell you, that's not true.
Many people might wonder if this whole costume part in Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a good idea. Well, while there are no issues with the type of costumes used, there are issues with the kind of material used. There are only two kinds of cloth: polyester and cotton. And neither of them can be used as costumes, so in my opinion, costumes are not a good idea.
There are also those who think that Batman as a character should be able to wear more formal clothing, while Birds of Prey as a show should be restricted to dresses, capes and knee-high boots. Well, both of them would be right, but there's a problem with the costumes. The Polyester and Cotton fabric in Batman costumes is too shiny, which makes them look too much like superheroes.
That's why I think it's just silly to wear capes or fancy dresses when watching Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Tweety). Let's face it, Batman, the hero who fights to help the weak and to make a better world for his underprivileged, is not a very sexy person in the first place. I think it's fair that every Bat-fan wants to watch his favorite show wearing his costume and nothing else.
I also think that in this case, the fantabulous freedom of one Harley Quinn gives her an unfair advantage. She's too confident and fearless, which would probably make her lose control of herself and of the situation, if she were wearing normal dresses.
So in the end, we have to admit that the movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Tweety) are too long for the people who love Batman shows. It would be better to cut the story into several movies. Of course, there will still be the "Champion" and the "Millionaire" series, but other episodes could contain mini-plots about Bat-characters' public appearances, interviews with other famous superheroes.
Please, don't hate Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Tweety) for being too long. Just be glad that you can enjoy your favorite Batman show now and then.