The Birds Movie Review

Mackenzie Vuu, Staff

The Birds is a 1963 American horror-thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriting was done by Ed McBain. Loosely based on the 1952 story of the same title by Daphne du Maurier, it focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California.

The story starts after a woman named Melanie (played by Tippi Hedren) comes to visit her love interest Mitch (played by Rod Taylor). The film “The Birds” was a story created in the mind of Alfred Hitchcock and is set to be a horror and the movie is an overall plotless and slow-paced movie, however, it is a classic and I do think it should be watched whether you’re young and watching it for the first time or you’re rewatching it because you want a good laugh from the cheesy acting and dozens of plot holes.

The whole point of the movie is that birds are attacking innocent people and there are a lot of side stories to analyze and think about which in the end doesn’t matter anyway because the movie ends without an explanation. So if you want a good laugh at poor effects or cheesy acting then this is the movie for you.

However, if you’re looking for a thrilling mystery movie that you want to solve with the characters along the way then I suggest looking elsewhere because you won’t be finding it with this movie.