Part of Syfy's Maneater series, Roadkill (2011) is a monster movie with less than impressive special effects and is also severely lacking in the story department. For whatever reasons, the screenplay tries very hard to have the characters do and say completely stupid things, that make them as unrealistic and unsympathetic as possible.
A group of old friends meet in Ireland, and head out to tour the countryside in a rented bus. Stopping at the Wayside Garage, the group enters a small establishment selling souvenirs. A man named Luca (Ned Dennehy), who resembles a vulture, apparently runs the place. One of the group becomes interested in buying a pendant that Luca is wearing. After Luca swindles them, Chuck (Diarmund Noyes) jerks the pendant from his neck, and the group runs and boards the bus for a fast getaway. Unfortunately with Chuck behind the wheel, the bus hits an old woman, who before dying puts a curse on them.
It doesn't take long for the curse to take effect, as while the bus is stopped, one of the group goes outside, and is pulled into the sky by a Roc, a giant mythical bird. When the bus develops a flat, in a display of solidarity, the chicken-hearted group sends one person out to change the tire alone. Predictably, the Roc strikes again, carrying away its second victim into the sky. Besides facing the threat of the pursing bird, Luca wants his pendant back, and along with his gypsy buddies, is eager to turn the tourists into snacks for the hungry Roc. Things just get worse, as the clueless tourists bungle their way across the countryside, and their bickering and idiotic conversations get more frequent.
Costs probably limits the creature's screen time to a minimum, and what is seen isn't very impressive, as the CG Roc lacks definition, and appears almost translucent at times. Kate (Kacey Barnfield) is the only one of the group that has the guts to fight back, as the males in the group are rather short on both balls and brains. As the one responsible for the curse, Chuck is completely obnoxious, and his limited vocabulary gets tired really fast. Given an appalling script that has them behave like morons, it's difficult for any of the actors to look good.
Like many Sy Fy Channel productions, Roadkill is rubbish. Dedicated fans of the Maneater series, might want to catch it on Sy Fy before spending any coin on this disaster.