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Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror, Romance, Thriller | 27 February 2010 (USA)
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A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

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Rod
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Julie McNeal (archive footage) (as Ms. Tippi Hedren)
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Ramsey
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Nat's Mom (as Patsy vanEttinger)
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Mai
Joe Teixeira ...
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A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

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The character of Rod was named in homage to actor Rod Taylor. See more »

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The Birdemic is supposed to be all birds attacking everyone. When the group is having a picnic there are some birds in the background doing nothing. See more »

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RodWaitress: [first lines]
Rod: Hi.
Waitress: Hi.
Waitress: Here's the menu.
Rod: Thank you.
Waitress: I'll be right back with you.
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Referenced in Fritz! And the Green Thingy (2012) See more »

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A "must-see" movie. Really. I'm not kidding.
26 February 2011 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the rating. You have to watch "Birdemic" at some point.

This movies outshines "Troll 2" in every respect. It puts "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "The Room" to shame. Imagine a movie that would be created solely to give film students a paper topic on how NOT to make movies. Every conceivable error has been made in making "Birdemic." At first, you simply won't be able to believe that the film is not a spoof. But if you read about the film and about Nguyen, and if you take a few moments to watch the additional material on the DVD, you will soon agree that this was just a misguided effort on the entire production team's part.

The sound is the most outstanding example of sheer incompetence. The director clearly understood what Foley is, since the gunshots have all been added post-production, but I guess they just didn't have the time or money to dub the vast majority of the film after shooting. And it needs it. Badly.

The acting is uniformly terrible. Not bad. Terrible. Alan Bragh doesn't even rise to the level of fourth grade pageants. Whitney Moore is cute as a button and is aided by a bit of camel-toe in at least one scene, but she's the best of a poor lot. All the supporting cast is "give your financial backers a small part" bad.

If you want to explain blocking, editing, framing, sound markers, continuity, reverse shots, and other film terms to your friends, this is the film to use. None of it is done correctly.

While the CGI (and I use the term in only the broadest sense) birds are hilarious, my favorite scene is the "retirement" scene. I think that the word "retirement" is used six times in just three lines. Watch for it. It's hard to miss.

BUT...it's strangely watchable. In contrast to many bad movies, it's not boring. Consider it a train wreck that you simply can't tear your eyes from. Even the boring scenes (and there really aren't that many) have some aspect (poor sound, hilariously unrealistic dialogue, odd things going on in the background) that fascinate. You'll be giggling and poking your elbow into the side of the person beside you.

So, go rent it. Really. You won't regret it.


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