If you’re the type of person who enjoys bad movies (and I mean really bad) movies then you might have heard of the gem known as Birdemic: Shock and Terror. If you haven’t, Birdemic is a “movie” with some of the worst acting, writing and digital effects possible directed by the “talented” James Nguyen. It’s so bad that it becomes amazingly hilarious. It fits in the category of cult movies along with others such as Troll 2, The Room and Plan 9 from Outer Space.
This trailer for Birdemic 2 pretty much shows all it’s awfulness apart from the plot. Not that it matters anyway because there is no plot.
This is essentially a review of Birdemic and Birdemic 2 because I’ll start off in saying that they are basically the same movie. The same events and scenarios occur in the same order in both films. It’s literally like they took the script for Birdemic and just changed the locations and threw in a few new characters.
Birdemic 2 somehow gets worse though. It’s funny in the same way Birdemic was but the novelty has worn off a little. The small improvements to Birdemic 2 are cancelled out due to the fact we’ve already seen this film. So if you’ve not seen either movie I’d recommend you to watch Birdemic for a laugh and skip the sequel unless you’re dedicated.
So what makes it so bad?
The cast seem to be aliens, unable to talk normally or act how humans should act. I’m not exaggerating when I say the average person could do a better job. To be fair, some of the actors are worse than others. There is the odd person who’ll give a decent attempt at delivering their lines, others seem unaware they’re in a movie and a certain few seem to have no clue how to form a sentence. In particular, Alan Bagh who I am certain is a robot.
The plot is the same as Birdemic: Shock and Terror. We meet some characters doing random things then boom, kamikaze birds. The group of characters then go from place to place not really looking for anything or working towards a goal, they just go places. Characters and events are also replicated for no apparent reason, its like the director literally has no clue how to think of new things. For example, in Birdemic some guy on a bridge talks about global warming, then in Birdemic 2, that same man who is still on a bridge talks about dinosaurs or something (I wasn’t really listening both times).
So in conclusion, Birdemic is a must watch if you like bad movies, really bad ones. Its a lot of fun to watch with friends and just laugh at how bad it is. Birdemic 2 is the same thing, I’d only really watch that after seeing the first one. Birdemic 2 is kind of a parody of the first one, I’m certain that the film crew know how bad it is and just carry on for the laughs. Knowing that did retract a little from the movie, it didn’t have the same feel as Birdemic. Either way, both movies are awful.