Review of Birdemic: the worst movie ever

The Birdemic movie poster. Photo Credit: James Nguyen

The Birdemic movie poster. Photo Credit: James Nguyen

Sahba Ostovarravary, Staff Writer

Everyone loves watching a good movie, but sometimes you need to see something truly terrible to appreciate modern film making more. Watching bad movies is one of the most underrated hobbies that exist. There’s a certain appeal to watching something with an extremely low budget, terrible actors, and cheesy scripts. A few popular flicks that might come to mind are The Room, Swiped, and What We Do in the Shadows. There is one movie, however, that stands far above (or below) the others on this list.

        I am talking about Birdemic: Shock and Terror. This is one of the most entertaining movies I have ever seen in my entire life, and I would recommend it to anyone wholeheartedly.  The acting is cheesy, the script is almost embarrassing, and the CGI looks like it was made by a 13 year old who discovered Microsoft Paint in his math class.

        Despite all of these flaws, I still think Birdemic is one of the greatest movies ever made. The story starts off simple: A man who recently made a business deal falls in love with a woman, and after this birds start dive bombing innocent people and wreak havoc across a city. The man and woman team up with two children and two other adults, and try to fight their way through the city in order to stop the birds.

The plot makes absolutely no sense, and I had to watch it twice to come up with my interpretation of it. This may seem like a bad thing, but I personally think that it just makes the movie better. It’s obvious that these are underpaid actors that are just trying to get a paycheck, and it makes the movie better as a whole.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror might be one of the worst movies I have ever laid my eyes on, but it is probably one of the most entertaining I’ve watched. If you find yourself bored at 3:00 in the morning with nothing to do, please give this movie a chance. You can find it for free on Amazon Prime Video.