The BirdsFilm critics love Alfred Hitchcock. Which is understandable- the fellow was a master of film after all. Yet this sometimes allows them to ignore its flaws. Every time I head The Birds mentioned in the same level of reverence as Psycho, I sigh. Yes, there is some lovely direction in terms of the camera, but when you have
-a hokey plot
-incredibly dated special effects
what you get is a BAD film, no matter who is behind the camera....