I am a massive fan of Harley Quinn.
No, not that one.
Very definitely not that one.
I'm talking about the Harley Quinn from the original cartoon.
I should elaborate.
Harleen Quinnzel was an exceptionally talented psychiatrist (Who apparently practised gymnastics). She pushed for a transfer to Arkham Asylum in order to study the Joker. She believed that she could cure him, but instead she was hooked by his charm and wit, falling madly in love.
And since this is the Mark Hamill Joker we're talking about, it's actually believable.
When he next broke out, he kidnapped her and enlisted her as his sidekick/girlfriend.
Eventually he got bored of her and tried to ditch her.
I forget the details, but after she was left for dead Poison Ivy found her and took pity on her. Ivy's knowledge of plants allowed her to grow medicine for her. Some of the side-effects of this included granting Harley immunity to poisons (Including Joker-venom) and bleaching her skin.
The character was popular enough that she was ported to the comic books, then to other media and eventually she was the main character in that trash-heap of a movie.
Since then, seemingly as an apology to the fans, DC made a movie focused primarily on her teaming up with Batman in order to track down Poison Ivy.
So, with that out of the way, let's watch Batman And Poison Ivy and see if we can finally get a good Harley Quinn movie.
|So far so good.|