The Birds Reviews
I find it hilarious how Alfred's last name is *BLEEPED* out of the reviews.
The film's pace is sloppy to say the least
The birds themselves only pop up in spades which is a shame because that's when the movie is exciting
The ending is something to be desired
Still the best suspense portion by Hitchcock himself is the last 10 min worrying if these people can make it out ok
It does make these flying creatures way more pesky and freaky
(SPOLIER)Many people complain not have an explanation for the attack of the birds, well, I think the best, but we can deduce, as Hitchcock leaves clues, dialogue in agriculture, the canaries in the cage, every work of fiction has its internal logic, and Hitchcock tries to show one absurd logic (or not), the animal simply get tired of being overwhelmed, and decides to oppress, and is almost clear in the film, which has a higher intelligence controlling them, remember their attacks in waves, is a mixture of instinct with intelligence, which Hitchcock meant by that? perhaps the creator revolting against the creature a half bizarre logic, but why not? Everyone who draw your own conclusions, this is the magic of cinema.
Forgive my English translator google.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Legendary sequences that are etched in ppls minds since they first saw this, it starts out as a romance, and takes a quick, dark left into almost unimaginable terror from the skies.
Watch it again to enjoy some details you likely forgot - not a criticism of your memory by any means, just a reminder of the great flourishes with Alfred at the helm firing on all cylinders.
Clearly this was influential on Jaws terror-from-the-deep, and still I'd love to see what he would have done within the era of Shark Week and animal attack videos on YouTube..lol
There are so many shocks and twists, you can't help but be drawn into each dilemma.
A great work.
5 ominous squawks out of 5
Very scary thriller from Hitchcock hasn't dated one bit. Bizarre occurrences with birds spring up in San Francisco. Tremendously suspenseful, yet not quite at the level of the Master's full capability. Final scene is still impressive.