BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR (2008)

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Elizabeth

Birdemic: Shock and Terror is truly amazing in its complete ineptitude. What makes most elements good in movies is seamlessness and smoothness: seamless film editing, seamless sound editing, smooth acting; basically all things that don’t take you out of the story. Birdemic has none of these, or really any markers of a good movie, or even a professional movie for that matter. Sound editing is something that usually goes unnoticed, because that’s sort of the point. But the sound editing in Birdemic is as if a deaf person was behind it all: white noise cuts in and out, dialogue is cut short, sound effects start and end at the wrong times.

The special effects are more like Microsoft WordArt quality than special effects movie quality, particularly of the evil birds that attack people by hovering over them and squawking, which somehow leads to throats getting cut. The birds seriously look like Clip Art.

So, I guess you can only imagine what the story is like, in that it doesn’t make sense and is completely pointless. There’s a romance between two completely unremarkable people (including a pint-sized man), which gets interrupted by birds seemingly randomly murdering people. I sort of don’t remember how it gets resolved, or if there’s a resolution at all. But Birdemic: Shock and Terror is on Netflix and is honestly worth watching if you want to see something unbelievable.

Christopher

I saw this once before but I was a little too drunk and kept falling asleep so I was very pleased to hear that god ole Netflix threw it online for me to revisit this masterpiece.

There really isn’t much to say. It’s truly a terrible movie masterpiece. It’s very watchable, it’s very funny, and no matter how much you talk through it it’s easy to follow.

If you have not seen this movie then your life is not yet complete!
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