30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

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Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

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Produced with a budget of less than $10,000, Birdemic: Shock and Terror gained notoriety for its poor quality, with many critics citing it as one of the worst films of all time. Directed by James Nguyen, the indie film is about a horde of mutated birds that attacks the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. The acting, CGI, and sounds are bad, but its surprisingly good ending makes the movie look like an art film.

At the end of the film, a family is trying to escape the evil birds. The father shoots at them with a gun, and one of the birds flew right into the windshield of their SUV and dies. Bizarrely, for some reason, a flock of doves comes and drives out the wicked birds. Then in a surreal final scene, the family spends a solid five minutes of screen time standing on the beach, holding hands, watching the vicious birds retreat.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”