Cult movies are typically engaging psychological thrillers. However writer-directors Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite deliver an interesting premise with a boring plot and predictable ending that makes you wonder why you invested any time at all watching it.
The plot is so flimsy that it feel after the first 20 minutes they had no clue what to do with the rest of the film and just shot the two leads walking around the desert and occasionally having freak outs.
All the exposition is delivered in the film’s early scenes, and Akerman and Izzo keep our interest due to their on-screen chemistry and their easy way with conversation. “The Aviary” experiences a drop in quality during its attempts to goose the audience, but its two lead performances remain consistent and are the only good thing in the film but even that begins to fade sooner than later.
The film would have been better if we saw the cult actively pursuing the two leads or even if the film went into more detail about how corrupt the cult was. But in the end the film should have just been called “Walkabout” because literally NOTHING happens.
In conclusion The HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience highly recommends NOT checking out this film…