Alongside “The Room” and “Troll 2,” “Birdemic” is a part of the new holy trinity of trashy film that’s brought patrons to movie theaters by the bucketful. Yes, these flicks have made a reputation for being terrible. But, that’s the charm of the best bad movies.
And Birdemic — full name: Birdemic: Shock and Terror — does indeed look awful:
Galil attempts to delve into why we like bad movies:
“The boredom of the Midwest really helps build up the ability to sit down and be able to watch a crappy movie,” Dowell says. “There’s not really that much to do in the suburbs, or farmland U.S.A. When video stores started to get big, I feel like the bad-movie culture grew a lot in the Midwest.”
Well, okay, but couldn’t the same thing be said about good movies? And we don’t like all bad movies: Nobody likes Jonah Hex, except Armond White. In fact, when Galil reveals that
there’s a potential $20 million deal with Paramount for a 3D “Birdemic” sequel
it seems that the instant reaction to such news is an “oh god, no!” and the sure and certain knowledge that such a film would be simply bad-bad, and not enjoyable at all. So perhaps inherent in the enjoyment of good-bad movies is the charm that comes from their lack of corporate polish.
There are probably lots of reasons. Why do we like bad movies?
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