TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 24, 2015
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty much done with the Sharknado films at this point.
The first one was brilliantly terrible and led to one of the most entertaining days in the history of Twitter.
The second one couldn't quite live up to the original, but it was still kinda fun.
But the third one, which of course aired last night on SyFy? That was absolutely painful to sit through. By the end I wasn't sure if I was watching a movie or a commercial for Comcast/NBCUniversal. The franchise has clearly jumped the shark. (Pun clearly intended.)
Unfortunately, as was obvious from the fact that Sharknado 3 ended [SPOILER ALERT] with a chunk of space shuttle hurtling toward April Wexler (Tara Reid), Sharknado 4 is officially happening.
The good news? We get to decide whether Reid's character lives or dies. The bad news? After that plot issue works itself out, we'll still have to sit through another 70-80 minutes of Sharknado 4: Sign Up for Comcast Xfinity and Get HBO Free for 12 Months.
Amazingly, director Anthony Ferrante seems unfazed by everyone else's lack of enthusiasm. He has big plans for the franchise going forward.
"I want to do international," he told Variety. "There are still U.S. cities that I want to destroy. But it's less about the cities, and it's more about, what are we going to do with Ian and Tara, and what genres do we want to play with?"
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