Today’s biggest hits are often big-budget spectacles like The Hunger Games and The Dark Knight Rises that utilize a combination of acting talent, compelling drama and a sharp visual aesthetic to craft a story that audiences can lose themselves in.
Then, there are other films that - despite an obvious lack of all of the above - remain entertaining for the sheer absurdity of it all. To many audiences, these films are so bad they’re good, and it is in this camp that Birdemic 2: The Resurrection clearly calls home.
Courtesy of IMDB, the first trailer for the sequel to 2010’s Birdemic: Shock and Terror (as discussed on our Screen Rant Underground podcast) is now available. “Master of the romantic thriller” James Nguyen returns to write and direct the film, as do original stars Alan Bagh and Whitney Moore.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release regarding the plot:
In this sequel to cult favorite 'Birdemic: Shock and Terror,' a flock of eagles and vultures wreak havoc amidst blossoming romance in Hollywood, California, leaving bloodshed and destruction wherever they hover. The story features original Birdemic survivors Rod and Nathalie, who are joined by new friends—struggling filmmaker Bill, aspiring actress Gloria, and several other Angelinos they encounter as they battle angry birds and a host of new enemies.
Fans of the original Birdemic should be happy to see that this sequel is just as campy as its predecessor, retaining the same tone and even the same low-tech look for the invading fowl. This is a smart move, as a film like this plays best with the cult following that has already embraced it. As for B-movie lovers who somehow missed out on the original film, this sequel is a good chance to hop onboard.
Are you planning on checking out Birdemic 2, Screen Rant readers? Were you a fan of the original film? Let us know in the comments.
Birdemic 2: The Resurrection will premiere in November 2012 in select cities before expanding its theatrical run in early 2013. The production has even set up a website to raise marketing funds.