I'm gonna be totally honest about this, David Ayer isn't doing so well after he directed Suicide Squad and Bright. The Tax Collector is more like Rambo Last Blood but with a Chicano Shia LaBeouf that doesn't work quite well at all. Pretty sad that he went for that route.
After the events of Suicide Squad, it is safe to say that Harley Quinn's break up with "The Joker" actually worked quite well in Birds of Prey. What turns out to be a surprise is the stunt choreography led by John Wick's Chad Stahelski and the colorful cinematography. And everything else is just icing on the cake. DCEU finally has a good R-Rated film and it didn't disappoint. Not bad for Cathy Yan's major motion picture directing debut!