Exclusive Trailer: ‘Birdemic 2: The Resurrection’ Is Bigger, Bloodier and Birdier
'Birdemic 2: The Resurrection' (Photo: I Got a Fish Productions LLC)
For those unfamiliar with the "Birdemic" phenomenon (and really, why are you?), the original "Birdemic" followed the blossoming love affair between Rod (Alan Bagh), a software engineer, and Nathalie (Whitney Moore), just about the prettiest and nicest Victoria's Secret model you'll ever meet. Rod's company gets sold for a billion dollars, allowing him to pursue his true passion for solar panel construction, whilst Nathalie gets rich by being hot (good thing she ignored her mother's advice to become a real estate agent, eh?). They traverse San Francisco in Rod's "plug-in hybrid" Ford Mustang, loving the environment and each other as they beat the recession with their smarts and good looks … until the morning after their first round of lovemaking, when they find themselves -- and the rest of our hurting planet -- attacked by CGI birds that dive-bomb everything below and explode on impact (yes, birds explode, but you knew that already). Oh, what terrors hath our mishandling of the environment wrought?
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"Birdemic 2: The Resurrection" is equally laughable: The birds look to have been made via an outdated version of After Effects; the writing is worse, and the acting so painfully sincere yet stunningly incompetent that it can't help but transcend to some form of sheer genius. However, what's most fun about the film is wondering whether Nguyen is really this horrible a filmmaker (and we mean like worse than Ed Wood) or if he's in on the joke, purposefully making a film so bad that it just can't be ignored -- or unloved.
If the trailer for "The Resurrection" is any indication, it's probably now safe to say that Nguyen knows exactly what he's doing -- or at least has appropriately embraced the incompetence (and sincerity) for which he's been celebrated by lovers of B-movie cinema. Rod and Whitney are back, and they come across like Shakespearean-trained thespians compared to their new pals, indie filmmaker Bill (Thomas Favaloro) and aspiring actress Gloria (Chelsea Turnbo), whose newfound success in their respective fields is short-lived as Hollywood is soon under siege by another massive bird attack. Nguyen has most definitely embraced the "bigger" philosophy and practice of any movie sequel worth a damn, delivering more birds, more blood and, yes, seemingly more pauses in the action for pro-environment soliloquies spewed by some random wise sage the youngsters stumble across on their harrowing adventure.