History YMMV / Birdemic

19th Jun '17 8:08:26 PM Nozdordomu
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** A minor one, but extremely bizarre: Nathalie's cell phone was apparently on vibrate, but Nguyen apparently decided to give in a ringtone in ADR. Said ringtone is ''a ringing mechanical bicycle bell''. Yeah, it's technically possible in 2008, but is that really the best Nguyen could come up with?
** The film was basically edited in camera. Which means, he shot a scene, then changed angle, and shot again from the new angle. He didn't shoot the entire scene from various angles then edit them. One result is there's no room tone taken, so the background noise keeps changing. In the case of the boardroom applauding scene, instead of having them clapping contiguously, it seems like they start and stop clapping with each cut.

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** A minor one, but extremely bizarre: Nathalie's cell phone was apparently on vibrate, but Nguyen apparently decided to give in add a ringtone in ADR. Said ringtone is ''a ringing mechanical bicycle bell''. Yeah, Yes, it's technically possible in 2008, but is that really the best Nguyen could come up with?
** The film was basically edited in camera. Which means, he camera, which means that Nguyen shot a scene, then changed angle, and shot again from the new angle. He didn't shoot the entire scene from various angles and then edit them. One result is there's no room tone taken, so the background noise keeps changing. In the case of the boardroom applauding scene, instead of having them clapping contiguously, it seems like they start and stop clapping with each cut.
15th Jun '17 9:24:57 AM JoeSparkle
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The actor playing Dr. Jones delivers his lines with total conviction. The actor said in an interview that this was the strangest script he'd read, but he still felt it important to give a serious performance.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The Rick Camp, the actor playing Dr. Jones Jones, delivers his lines with total conviction. The actor said in an interview that this was the strangest script he'd read, but he still felt it important to give a serious performance.
16th Apr '17 7:19:45 PM Angeldeb82
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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/Ethereal+Dreams/Mirage/ "Mirage"]], which plays during the "Treehugger" scene, is quite beautiful.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/Ethereal+Dreams/Mirage/ "Mirage"]], which plays during the "Treehugger" scene, is quite beautiful.



** Rod doesn't bother ''cleaning'' the fish when plopping it in a bucket of water to cook. No wonder the kids are {{squicked}}.

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** Rod doesn't bother ''cleaning'' the fish when plopping it in a bucket of water to cook. No wonder the kids are {{squicked}}.{{squick}}ed.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Nathalie's Mom, played by Patsy van Ettinger, is frequently praised for being so sincere in her role and [[DotingParent for being a loving, supportive mother.]] Even WebVideo/{{JonTron}} considers her to be the film's saving grace.
** Dr. Jones and the Treehugger are both standouts despite only appearing in one scene each.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Nathalie's Mom, played by Patsy van Ettinger, is frequently praised for being so sincere in her role and [[DotingParent for being a loving, supportive mother.]] mother]]. Even WebVideo/{{JonTron}} WebVideo/JonTron considers her to be the film's saving grace.
** Dr. Jones and the Treehugger are both standouts despite only appearing in one scene each. each.
* FauxSymbolism: In James Nguyen's director commentary, he draws attention to many examples. For instance, the man who steals Rod's gas is wearing a cowboy hat, as a reference to Dr. Jones' warning about "playing cowboy with nature."



* RetroactiveRecognition: Danny Webber, who played "A day without sex is a day wasted." Rick voices [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash Williams]] in ''Videogame/{{Poker Night 2}}''. He's also a talented music composer who's done the score for several episodes of ''Series/{{Workaholics}}''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Danny Webber, who played "A day without sex is a day wasted." Rick voices [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash Williams]] in ''Videogame/{{Poker Night 2}}''.''VideoGame/PokerNight2''. He's also a talented music composer who's done the score for several episodes of ''Series/{{Workaholics}}''.



* SoBadItsGood: It makes ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' look like a [[{{Anvilicious}} subtle warning about]], [[YouFailBiologyForever and a realistic portrayal of]] the effects of global warming. The entire cast, crew, writers and editors turn in performances that wouldn't just get them kicked out of any film school, but land them a restraining order as well. And it's glorious.

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* SoBadItsGood: It makes ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' look like a [[{{Anvilicious}} subtle warning about]], [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology and a realistic portrayal of]] the effects of global warming. The entire cast, crew, writers and editors turn in performances that wouldn't just get them kicked out of any film school, but land them a restraining order as well. And it's glorious.



--->'''Kevin:''' Pff! The birds in ''{{Galaga}}'' look more realistic than those things.

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--->'''Kevin:''' Pff! The birds in ''{{Galaga}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}'' look more realistic than those things.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: In James Nguyen's director commentary, he draws attention to many examples. For instance, the man who steals Rod's gas is wearing a cowboy hat, as a reference to Dr. Jones' warning about "playing cowboy with nature."

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: In James Nguyen's director commentary, he draws attention to many examples. For instance, the man who steals Rod's gas is wearing a cowboy hat, as a reference to Dr. Jones' warning about "playing cowboy with nature."
13th Apr '17 5:24:24 PM arsenicCrazy
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** "My Mustang, which is a plug-in hybrid."
3rd Mar '17 7:45:15 PM Javertshark13
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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/Ethereal+Dreams/Mirage/ "Mirage",]] which plays during the "Treehugger" scene, is quite beautiful.

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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/Ethereal+Dreams/Mirage/ "Mirage",]] "Mirage"]], which plays during the "Treehugger" scene, is quite beautiful.
3rd Mar '17 7:44:29 PM Javertshark13
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* AwesomeMusic: "Mirage", which plays during the "Treehugger" scene, is quite beautiful.
** The music that plays at the end is certainly epic.

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* AwesomeMusic: "Mirage", [[http://www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/Ethereal+Dreams/Mirage/ "Mirage",]] which plays during the "Treehugger" scene, is quite beautiful.
** The [[http://www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/Emotional+Depth/Journey%27s+End/ music that plays at the end end]] is certainly epic.
2nd Mar '17 1:59:41 PM Javertshark13
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* AwesomeMusic: "Mirage", which plays during the "Treehugger" scene, is quite beautiful.
** The music that plays at the end is certainly epic.



* HarsherInHindsight: Invoked by James Nguyen in his director's commentary. He predicts that some of the issues in the film, like out-of-control gas prices or the endangered status of polar bears, will get worse in the years to come.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: In James Nguyen's director commentary, he draws attention to several examples. For instance, the man who steals Rod's gas is wearing a cowboy hat, as a reference to Dr. Jones' warning about "playing cowboy with nature."

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: In James Nguyen's director commentary, he draws attention to several many examples. For instance, the man who steals Rod's gas is wearing a cowboy hat, as a reference to Dr. Jones' warning about "playing cowboy with nature."
22nd Feb '17 6:40:06 PM Nozdordomu
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* AwesomeMusic: This movie has many flaws, but the soundtrack is not one of them.
21st Feb '17 6:45:23 AM CheeseDogX
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** Ramsey's guns, which he apparently kept in his van. He says that he used to be a Marine but he quit because he was tired of killing, which only ''sort of'' explains why he's always armed to the teeth.

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** Ramsey's guns, which he apparently kept in his van. He says that he used to be a Marine but he quit because he was tired of killing, which only ''sort of'' explains why he's always armed to the teeth. Arguably it [[VoodooShark raises even more questions]].
19th Feb '17 1:57:30 PM Javertshark13
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* What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: In James Nguyen's director commentary, he draws attention to several examples. For instance, the man who steals Rod's gas is wearing a cowboy hat, as a reference to Dr. Jones' warning about "playing cowboy with nature."

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* What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: In James Nguyen's director commentary, he draws attention to several examples. For instance, the man who steals Rod's gas is wearing a cowboy hat, as a reference to Dr. Jones' warning about "playing cowboy with nature."
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