Having seen Birdemic I can conclude that having an opening scene consisting of the opening titles over someone who’s driving is a prelude to a bad movie. Manos: the hands of fate and Deep throat, both pretty bad movies, featured these long boring scenes which have no intent of informing the viewer where the movie takes place or any other info for that matter. Sadly I must also conclude that these opening titles are as exciting as this movie’s going to get.
I can forgive guys like Ed Wood for making terrible movies. That was decades ago and the technology wasn’t as advanced as it is today. Nowadays basically everybody can edit a movie together in iMovie and get a somewhat decent result, but you need to have one thing: talent… or at least a feeling for timing. Birdemic director James Nguyen lacks both. The only thing he could be praised for is showing us how talented Peter Jackson and Kevin Smith actually are: two men who wrote and filmed self-financed movies which were received well and gave them a chance to do bigger and better projects.
Birdemic is a movie that looks like a first-year film school student’s attempt at making a movie. It’s an exercise filled with all the mistakes a rookie will make. I don’t even know where to begin; the awkward pauses after sentences, the terrible audio mixing, the laughable special effects, the slow moving plot, the atrocious acting etc… every aspect of Birdemic is so bad it makes Troll 2 look like a cinematic masterpiece. The only redeemable aspect of the whole thing is Whitney Moore and that’s just because she so easy on the eyes. This girl would have been better off in a porn movie, because then she would be in something that’s actually watchable; the average porno has better production values, a more coherent plot and better acting than Birdemic.
That said, this movie is a hoot to watch: it’s so bad it becomes funny. It had me laughing throughout the movie even though some scenes seem to be going on forever like the final shot of the birds flying off. This is one of those movies you should watch with a bunch of friends and a lot of beer… and some coat hangers.