bill-swift - June 21, 2014
When I saw that Netflix had added this masterpiece to its collection I knew that I had to discuss it. Syfy makes some truly crappy movies. Have you seen Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark or Mega Python vs. Gatoroid starring Debbie Gibson? They are like a kick in the balls. It's a testament to how horrible SyFy's movies are that Sharknado seems, by comparison, a friggin' masterpiece. Compared to some of the other schlock they have produced, Sharknado is friggin' Citizen Kane. I don't care what anyone says, Sharknado is friggin' amazing.
What can you say about the plot of Sharknado? That it's unlikely? Ludicrous? Thin? Yes. Yes. And Yes. The movie stars Beverly Hills 90210 star Ian Ziering as a surfer and bar owner who must rescue his estranged wife, Tara Reid, when the poop hits the fan. By poop, I mean a hurricane that picks up all the sharks from the ocean and starts flinging them around Los Angeles. You know, like happens in every natural disaster. With the help of his beach bum friends, some guns, and bombs, Ian is able to rescue his wife. I mean, they could just evacuate the city, stay inside, or wait until the sharks die from being outside of the water, but whatever. I'm no survivalist.
Look, this movie just doesn't give a crap. It knows it is a POS. That's sort of what makes it fun. It's like when you were a kid and rode on a carnival ride that you knew probably wasn't up to code but you rode it anyway. The best part: they are making a sequel!