When people ask me what exactly I mean when I say movies can go so far down the quality graph that they drop of the bottom and come back out at the top, Galaga style, I tell them to watch this movie. It is objectively bad in every way. The writing is atrocious in its earnest ecological messaging (“That was a good movie! An Inconvenient Truth!”). The acting is nothing short of dreadful, particularly by Alan Bagh, our “hero,” the least charismatic salesman of all time. It’s a performance on a level that genuinely baffles the mind; I mean, we’ve all seen awkward people and probably been and felt awkward from time to time. But this isn’t awkward, this isn’t painfully awkward; it is genuinely as if this guy has never seen a human being walk or gesture or heard one carry on a conversation. I don’t know how a person can actually BE a human being and still be this bad at pretending to be one. And the special effects. My God. This was probably about the third time I’ve seen this movie, which probably sounds weird given the way I just bashed it. But it is so terrible in every way a movie can be good or bad that it does the whole Galaga thing (and **** those little guys that act like they’re going off the bottom and then do a quick U-turn and bash in your side right after you successfully dodged them; yeah, I’ve been playing a lot of Galaga lately). This movie is always a viewing experience of pure pleasure, pure joy. I walk out of this movie feeling like a million bucks. There are bad movies that are just bad, but this isn’t one of those. This is a bad movie that is absolutely great. You don’t even need RiffTrax or whoever talking over it. It’s hilarious enough all by itself. If you haven’t seen Birdemic, you must; it’ll be one of the most purely pleasurable viewing experiences you’ll ever have. Seriously. 4 stars.
tl;dr – a movie so insanely bad that it becomes a masterpiece; only in the world of movies can a dreadful script, horrid acting and unbelievably awful special effects add up to a must-see. 4 stars.