So the bar has been set……again? This site is dedicated to movies that are so bad they are great and in some cases just awesome fun flicks of all genres. The bar for me was set back when I was introduced to The Room which obviously has heavy influence on this website. That movie is a true masterpiece in the way of creating something so awful that it is maybe one of the greatest things put on film. It is that bad it is good. Well boys and girls sit your bottoms down and be shocked that something has been made that give The Room and run for its money. That film is titled Birdemic: Shock and Terror.
Birdemic was directed by James Nguyen and you could say that it was partly inspired by The Birds which was directed by the great Hitchcock…..you could also say it’s partly inspired by that growth that you get on your feet when you get old and there is nothing you can do about. Birdemic is a movie that is trying to teach us that if we don’t take care of mother earth that Al Gore will make you give him a massage and ask for a happy ending…..oh god it’s already happening!!!
I came across this gem a few months back when a list went out that talked about some of the worst movies ever made. I saw that challenge and gladly accepted. Now something to consider about this movie is that a crowd viewing party is required. Again let me strongly advise against trying to watch this alone in any shape or form. If viewed incorrectly could cause serious damage.
The movie starts with our hero Rod who scores a big sale in business which will make him rich. It’s a good transaction of technology which he uses to turn a profit by selling another idea of science and technology and he scores even more money. While he is talking with his buddy about how he wishes he could share his success and fortune with someone attractive and blonde and has the strength to fight off a bird attack….behold the run in with Nathalie. Nathalie is a up and coming model who hopes to one day score a deal with Victoria Secret and holy shit if she doesn’t score a deal after one photo shoot. They meet by chance and it is a match made in heaven.
After a romantic dinner
The photo shoot that wins the eye of Victoria Secret!!
Does it sound like I’m dumbing down the story? Well let me tell you that writing this blog has had more thought out dialog than the movie!! What they don’t know is that humans are abusing mother earth and her wrath is about to take form in the shape of birds.
After a hot night of rolling around in a bed at what appears to be a Motel 6, the new successful couple wakes up to the horror of birds attacking the city!! The horror and the terror….and that is just the dialog and pacing thus far!!
The birds take no mercy on anyone when the shit hit the fan!!
In one of the scenes it is clear that this movie is full of win as tourists try to get off a bus and are killed by what I think was bird poop….I think? Our heroes use whatever they can find to fight off the birds. Only what is laying around will be their weapons to escape the horror!! Rocks, coat hangers, sticks and full automatic machine guns which were around the corner!!
Here are some awesome lines from the movie
“Hey, look! There’s an old guy on the bridge!”
“I hear a mountain lion! I gotta get back to my house and you better get to your car!”
“Where’s Becky?”, “She’s taking a shit. Nathalie is watching her back.”
“I can’t believe you are making me watch this!! This shit better not carry on after we get married!!” – not said in the movie but said during the show
In the end Birdemic is something that you have to see to believe. It has already been called the “Best Worst Movie ever made”. After thinking about it and much debate I am going to keep the championship belt with The Room as “Best Worst Movie ever made” but this movie was a real close second. What made this movie special was all the crowd participation and MST3k type of feel among the group. Currently Birdemic is doing a nation wide screening tour that is playing at midnight at most stops. I do highly recommend seeing it if it comes through your town with as big of a group as possible. When it comes out on DVD you want to make sure your watching party is big and you already have a love for shitty movies.
Birdemic:Shock and Terror gets 4 out of 5 tuxedo footballs and a special Lisa recognition of excellence