Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Birdemic: Shock and Terror - 3 out of 5

In the tradition of Troll 2 and The Room, Birdemic: Shock and Terror is going to go down as one of the greatest bad movies ever made!

There has been some debate on the internet if James Nguyen made this little Hitchcock rip-off as a joke because the editing, sound, acting, special effects and basically every aspect of the film is some of the worst you'll ever see. However, if you do some research and listen to some very painful interviews with the software salesman turned amateur amateur filmmaker, you'll find that he was genuinely serious and trying to make a real movie. This becomes even more enjoyable as you watch Nguyen try to bring social commentary about global warming, renewable energy and war into this pile of bird crap he calls a movie.

That's right, in the film, Nguyen suggests that birds have become killers--capable of exploding on impact and firing off acidic slime from either their anus or mouths (the film is never clear on either of these points)--all because of climate change. Seriously, the scenes alone where Nguyen tries to use science--or at least something that a person who watches Jersey Shore would call science--to explain why birds would suddenly turn into terrorizing monsters is bad cinema gold!

If you love bad movies, I can't even begin to list the reasons why you MUST watch this film. There's the piss poor special effects that have birds that look like screensavers from Windows 95 or there's the endless scenes of driving and parking. How about the fact the main character is apparently a millionaire and his girlfriend is a Victoria Secret model and both lack basic speaking skills? Then there's the audio that likes to skip in and out of the film (it happens so often, you can make a drinking game of it). But my favorite scene has to be the awkward dancing and odd song at a supposed "nightclub" that easily made the movie worth it to me. Trust me, when you see this scene, you'll understand why it quickly makes the movie despite the fact it has not a single bird in it like the rest of the film. Which brings me to my final selling point of this horrible movie: This film is about birds attacking human society but the birds won't show up for nearly an hour into it!

Yes, this movie is going to be one of those films that you will get together with friends to have some drinks with and laugh your asses off or make a special night and head out to a theater which is awesome enough to have a midnight showing of. Now, granted, Birdemic: Shock and Terror is no where NEAR as fun to watch as Tommy Wiseau's The Room but it is one of those really bad movies that will NOT fail to entertain you.

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