The year 2020 was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic around the world, but, in Hollywood, it seems like it was a blast time for female-led blockbusters, something that until recently was unheard of in the industry. . And not only that: this high representation has led to the three highest-rated superhero films of the year being directed by and starring women. This has been communicated by the Rotten Tomatoes platform, a reference portal that compiles the numerous reactions from both the press and the public to calculate the levels of acceptance of a film or series.
Harley Quinn’s solo movie was the highest rated of the year. Do you agree?
Based on the accumulated data, Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’ is the superhero movie with the highest score of 2020, with a 78% acceptance rate among more than 400 press reviews and more than 10,000 user reactions. The film represents the first solo adventure of Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie, after her painful break with Joker (with whom she appeared in ‘Suicide Squad’ in 2016) and now seeking to emancipate herself through good deeds and a new group of talented colleagues. The film was released on February 7, 2020, just over a month before the start of the confinement in our country.
As Rotten Tomatoes reports, the notes used to build the ranking are dated February 28, 2021, and may change over time.
In the list of Rotten Tomatoes it is followed, in second place, by ‘The Old Guard’ by Gina Prince-Bythewood, which accumulates 80% in the press and 70% in public. The film, which was an outright hit on Netflix, follows a group of immortal warriors led by Charlize Theron who seek revenge. In third place we find ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, the sequel to ‘Wonder Woman’ again directed by Patty Jenkins, and which presents quite surprising numbers: professional reviews result in a just 59% acceptance, while users the rise to 74%. The balance between the two has ensured him this position on the podium above other films such as Netflix’s ‘Tyler Rake’ (which has been fourth) and the controversial ‘The New Mutants’ (which is in fifth place).