After seven fabulous years with you all, we are sorry to let you know that we're going to be retiring the Flixster Community site on September 30, 2014. Please note that you can still access your ratings, reviews, and quizzes on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes using your same login. We have had so much fun building this community with you.
Overcoming fears, they step off into thin air and fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding across beautiful landscapes. A startling insight into the revolutionary sport that brings the dream of human flight alive.
"Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight" is a visual experience that brings the first-person perspective of BASE jumping to those of us who will never be brave enough (or willing to risk our lives) to experience it. The documentary provides a decent history of man's attempts to fly but quickly gets to wingsuit flyers. Most interesting is the dedication of these BASE jumpers and their acknowledgement that every jump could easily end in death. While the content was not anything earth-shattering, the first-person views of the jumps along the sides of mountains, over towns, and through canyons make it worth watching.