I remember watching the Birds and even the second one when I was real little; I never understood why people thought it was so scary. Of course that film came out before I was born and it was only when I was older that I understood that the film was all about the tension. So when I walked by this movie and noticed not only was it a film like the birds it also featured an actor from that film, and stared one of my favorite actors. So naturally I picked this up and popped it in and was ready to go, I even watched this with my grandparents who had took my mom and aunt to see "The Birds" when they were kids. Like I thought, they like my self liked it but agreed that The Birds was the better film. Still this was agood film and worthy of a rental at least, glad I bought it though.
The story is all about a sheriff that is about to leave town to go else where in life but is confronted with a big problem. After he is called out to an old mans house because of reports of shots being fired he learns a little something about why those shots were fired. Of course others in the town are attacked by these ravens most interestingly is a group of kids on a school bus, there is one girl on the bus that you will wish would get taken out. Now if you have seen The Birds or any other nature running amuck type of film you will know that the characters will all end up together inside one confined place. The ending of this film actually makes sense though; in fact how the characters act in this film makes sense. Sadly that is not always the case with these types of films.
Director Sheldon Wilson keeps things interesting and creates a nice pace; things actually move along nicely and make sense. I wouldn't say that he crafted a masterpiece but there are some really good moments that take place during this film. Benjamin Sztajnkrycer wrote an interesting take on this concept, and while not much is new in this film it still seemed fresh. Acting wise Sean Patrick Flanery [great actor Dead Zone the series and Bonedock Saints anyone] did a great job on this film and makes for a good lead hero against these ravens. Rod Taylor [The Birds] who is making a return to this type of movie is great as well as Doc, who is well the town Doc. Rod was in The Birds and now makes a great return to form in Kaw, get what I am saying. Everybody in this film does a good job with their role and really makes it seem believable, that is real hard to do in these types of films.
This film is not in any way a classic film but it is still an entertaining flick that would at least warrant a rental.
This film is not in any way a classic film but it is still an entertaining flick that would at least warrant a rental. Nothing new since The Birds and all that but it still seems fresh and moves at a nice pace.
Pros: mercifully short Cons: actors, story, ravens The Bottom Line: “What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking Nevermore” ~Edgar Allen Poe When you are done pulling your knuckle hairs out one-by-one and are totally backed into a corner with nothing to do, try walking on the wild side with Kaw. Kaw is actually the poor man’s Hitchcock … more
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's famous THE BIRDS, KAW is a modern examination of the classic horror premise of animals attacking people. Set in a small town in the northeastern United States, KAW follows Sheriff Wayne (Sean Patrick Flanery) on the last day of his job as sheriff. Wayne is moving with his wife, Cynthia (Kristin Booth) to the big city and is leaving the town of his childhood behind. A bizarre murder, a midday shooting, and a tragic traffic accident all seem to be caused by a large flock … more
Kaw is Director Sheldon Wilson's attempt at remaking Alfred Hitchcock's Birds. However, unlike the original, Kaw lacks a clear vision, a compelling plot, or strong characterization. The story begins when a small town chief of police is getting ready to retire. On his last day a huge flock of angry Ravens attack all the towns' people. This is where the resemblance to Hitchcock ends. The acting isn't that bad, and I've seen much worse, so no big complaints there. But the characters … more
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Sean Patrick Flanery and Rod Taylor star in this horror film inspired by the classic THE BIRDS. When blood-thirsty ravens suddenly take over a small town, life suddenly becomes a daily battle for survival. Genre:Horror Rating:R Release Date:23-OCT-2007 Media Type:DVD