It's no exaggeration to say that Birdemic delivers more laughs than Adam Sandler's last 15 movies combined (I realize that analogy lacks explanatory power because a typical grease fire delivers more laughs than Adam Sandler's last 15 movies, but you get the point). It's something you would not expect from a Hitchcock homage made by a Vietnamese immigrant, one whose female lead doubled as the film's makeup artist, whose male lead acts as though he'd just been through some unspeakable trauma and given a powerful sedative, and that, though shot in 2009, looks to have been done on a camera that would have been out of date the year that Doogie Howser, M.D. was in its second season.
And yet despite the bad writing, bad acting, bad sound, bad directing, bad casting, bad editing and bad craft services (I assume), it is one of the most sublime experiences you'll ever have at the cinema. This is mostly due to the fact that the reach of its director, James Nguyen, so exceeded his grasp that they really aren't even in the same plane of existence.
Taking his cue from the Hitchcock masterpiece The Birds, which is about a romance that takes place during an unexplained bird attack in Half Moon Bay, Nguyen weaves the tale of a romance that takes place during an unexplained bird attack in Half Moon Bay. Unlike Hitchcock, however, in lieu of actual birds, Nguyen substituted badly done animated GIFs of birds that look like they flew out of an e-card your great aunt Dora sent you in 1996.
Hilariously, the birds make sounds like dive-bombing planes -- and in fact they do appear to drop bombs of some sort, as well as, quite memorably, several buckets of caustic liquid. But not to worry, our heroes are able to fend them off easily enough with coat hangers borrowed from their cheap hotel.
It's positively Hitchcockian. Assuming Hitchcock went senile in his later years.
To describe it in any more detail would be to rob you of the joy of experiencing every exquisitely bad frame.
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