Friday, April 9, 2010

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Birdemic is the cinematic masterpiece of director James Nguyen who self-produced and directed his cinematic vision over a 3 year period, all while paying the bills working at a software sales day job. Billed as a 'romantic thriller', Birdemic delivers on both of these, and more.

"A platoon of eagles and vultures attack the residents of a small town. Many people died. It's not known what caused the flying menace to attack. Two people managed to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?"



Now, Birdemic is a film so horribly bad that it's actually good. The sound editing has been cut together from the original takes without consideration of matching levels or masking out abrubt changes in background noise or momentary drops in silence, the acting is terrible. The special effects - which look like animated gif's of eagles superimposed on the footage - is the icing on the cake.

Now when I say that Birdemic is horribly bad; this is a good thing. I can't recall a movie lately where I've laughed through the whole thing. And it's a sad indictment of the turkey farm that the romantic scenes, awkward as they are in Birdemic, are more believable than certain other cinematic offerings lately.

Birdemic
is a great example of holding true to your creative vision and making your film regardless of any obstacles or resistance. I've certainly experienced my share of the complaineys who didn't like Archon Defender. Isn't it odd that once a film becomes 'bad enough' that it's actually good.

1 comment:

Drainage64 said...

There's a reason why his guy's last name sounds like WIN! I'm gonna have to see this movie now..in all it's crazy glory it's probably a million times better then that Smurfs in Space movie I watched a few weeks ago XD