BIRDEMIC - Shock and Terror 2009 NR

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(54) IMDb 1.8/10

SYNOPSIS: A platoon of eagles & vultures attack the residence of a small town. Many people died.

Starring:
Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Birdemic is astonishingly inept.
P. Mann
I mean, the explosive birds are "hovering eagle" GIFs that just sort of hang in space, flapping the tips of their wings.
E. A Solinas
Honestly you have to watch this movie to understand just how bad it is.
A. M. Verrier

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By P. Mann VINE VOICE on February 25, 2011
Format: DVD
This film might quite possibly be the ne plus ultra of bad filmmaking, Ed Wood, Jr. notwithstanding. And I almost missed it. The first scene, a thoroughly quotidian scene in which the film's dashing young hero enters a restaurant and is shown to a booth, was so bad that I nearly stopped the movie after that single minute. But something, perhaps that apparently inborn trait that draws us, like moths to bug zappers, to the grotesque in life--traffic accidents, open wounds, Lindsay Lohan--or maybe just the laziness that comes with a Y chromosome and keeps me from extending the energy to push the remote, made me keep watching. And to think what I would have missed!

Birdemic is astonishingly inept. The coverage, for instance, during any of the conversations in the film is embarrassingly bad with the result that there are unnatural pauses interspersed throughout any conversation (the flaw that nearly prevented me from watching the film). Or perhaps it's the editing that truly sucks. A few shots should have ended long before they actually did. At any rate, the film moves along ineptly for a good 15 or 20 minutes until it achieves its true glory, something hinted at in a few scenes but never fully realized until the middle of the film. I'm talking about the special effects.

There is a scene early in the film in which the aforementioned dashing hero and the fetching heroine are on a date. Those who have seen the date montage for Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley from, I think, the first
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By funsalmon on May 2, 2012
Format: DVD
I love really bad movies. Troll 2, Thankskilling, Broken Springs...terrible horror movies are kind of my forte. When I saw the trailer for Birdemic on Netflix (and that it received 3 stars) I thought it looked perfect.

Unfortunately, Birdemic is not a movie that is so bad it's funny. It's a movie that is so bad it is way past the point of being funny. It's really just sad. The first third of the movie is backstory on the characters and is painfully boring; the acting is some of the worst I have ever seen; the "story" makes no sense at all; and the editing might be the worst editing any movie has had ever, in the whole history of filmmaking.

God, this movie is bad.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Butts HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 7, 2011
Format: DVD
As most reviewers have unanimously agreed, This is the "best" worst movie ever made. I just think it's THE worst movie ever made! Granted, I howled in sheer disbelief at the hilariously awful bird effects, but that certainly isn't meant to be complimentary. Writer/director (?) James Nguyen may have been a precocious child running around making home movies with his family but he evidently suffers from Peter Pan syndrome and has never grown up.
There are no redeeming qualities and its undeserved cult status has prompted an upcoming sequel called BIRDEMIC - THE RESURRECTION and Alan Bagh is reprising his role as Rod. If Bagh isn't the worst actor in cinematic history, I don't know who is. I won't go into the other horrible "actors", the absence of sound editing, the pompous global warming warning. The birds sum it up---unless you want to experience the most embarrasing 90 minutes in the anals (oops..annals) of movie history, AVOID.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Otto Correct TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 28, 2012
Format: DVD
Holy crap...

For the interest of full disclosure, I didn't actually buy this product from Amazon. I watched Birdemic on YouTube where it is completely free for anyone willing to put up 90 minutes of their time that they will never ever get back.

To start, I feel like I should point out that I'm very seasoned in the world of "bad movies." I own the Ed Wood Box, Starcrash, Troll 2, Konga, Dragon Wars, and every MST3k DVD box set except the unbelievably expensive vol 9. I heartily enjoy movies that are so bad they're entertaining. "Birdemic" is not one of those movies.

It can basically be split into two parts:

Part 1: Rod is a software salesman, Natalie is a model. They meet in a restaurant, talk, date, then fall in love. This takes 47 minutes. If you're wondering how this could possibly take the better part of an hour, please be informed that you will see tons of scenes of people parking cars, walking in and out of houses, and Natalie having unbelievably awkward conversations with her planet-sized mom. You will see Rod succeed at his job, in a way that is filmed as though it were a cutscene from a PS1 videogame. You will also see a handful of Natalie/Rod dates, which should prove to be cautionary examples of exactly what not to do on a date, including stilted dialogue, questions that sound more like a job interview than any known normal social interaction, ridiculous dancing to a karaoke R&B singer, and going on a DOUBLE DATE to a filming of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH!!!! Nothing against Al Gore and his honestly legitimate but occasionally ill-executed crusade to convince people to give an actual damn about the planet they live on, but an honest-to-god DOUBLE DATE to his SLIDE SHOW MOVIE????? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!
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