A Review of Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Is that not the worst movie poster you have ever seen? This may be the worst movie I’ve ever seen.

I don’t know why I did this.

So it’s the apocalypse via bird attacks. That’s the only plot I got from this film. Except that doesn’t happen till halfway in the film. Before that we suffer the abysmal dialogue and script of a romance between the two leads.

The audio drops off very frequently. The average YouTube video had better audio quality than this film at the time of its release.

The same can be said for the video- It looks like you’re watching a video shot in 240p.

Which is probably because you’re watching a video shot in 240p.

When the birds do finally arrive, we see them as the same few animations repeated throughout the rest of the movie. They are tacked on to the screen in post and don’t move relative to the camera, making them especially shoddy. The CGI is stagnant, fixed to the same spot.

When the actors shoot the birds, the sound effect of gun fire does not match the actor depicting recoil which does not match the visual effects which does not match the SFX.

During the apocalypse, people are clearly seen going about their normal lives in the background, grounding out even the slightest remnants of any kind of immersion at all. The actors look like they’re kids playing cops and robbers with each other and toy guns.

If you’re going to hate watch this as I did, I’d recommend the opening scene which seems to go out of its way to be wooden and just badly scripted, acted and directed (as the whole film is of course).

The only other scene I’d say to watch is the arrival of the birds.

There are some silent shots of random suburbs and then with no explanation or dramatic build-up there are CGI birds travelling toward the camera with blaring sounds.

Redeeming factors? Points for effort. Variety of bland set pieces… that’s all I got.

Well at least this film can now be used to define the lowest end of my scale. Silver lining, bright side of life, etc.

Overall Rating: 0.6/10 

If you’re still curious as I was, don’t be. Have a chuckle by watching the trailer, then go watch a good film:

A Review of Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

7 thoughts on “A Review of Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

      1. Yeah, your right. I would say it looks like something from high school film project, but that would be insulting to high school film projects…haha.

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