Monday, May 12, 2014

Sharknado (2013)

Number Rolled: 49
Movie Name/Year: Sharknado (2013)
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy
Length: 87 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Production Company: The Asylum, Southward Films
Director: Anthony Ferrante
Writer: Thunder Levin
Actors: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Alex Arleo, Neil H. Berkow, Heather Jocelyn Blair, Sumiko Braun, Diane Chambers, Julie McCullough, Marcus Choi, Israel Saez de Miguel, Tiffany Cole, Chuck Hittinger, Aubrey Peeples, Michael Teh, Conner Weil, Christopher Wolfe

LA has become the source of a raging hurricane that turns into something more as flooding and strong winds begin to pull sharks up on land. Fin, a local business owner, becomes desperate to find his family and sets out with an employee, Nova, and two friends, Baz and George, to attempt to help them.

I added this movie to my list because I simply had to see why it was trending for a while there. The concept of a “sharknado” had me rolling my eyes.

The movie turned out to be a very typical B creature feature in many ways. The acting was incredibly bad. I can’t point out a single actor that made me believe their character. Not that there was any depth to the characters anyway; it was as if they were made by cookie cutters. I’m not even going to go into the effects.

So why did I like it so much?

It wasn’t meant to be good. No one, on any level, said that Sharknado was supposed to be a real movie. It’s complete satire. Everything about it is a joke, and the movie embraces it. It’s not quite a spoof, like Spaceballs or Scary Movie, but it’s obviously not taking itself seriously and there-fore is meant to be taken for what it is.

It’s gore-filled, brainless, funny, ridiculous, terrible and highly entertaining. This is one of the few movies that I can see where the critics are coming from, despite the huge difference between their average and the audience average on

If you watch Sharknado, don’t go into it expecting a brilliantly laid out plot with amazing graphics and actors. Go into it expecting what it is: a B version of Final Destination… with sharks.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 35%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.1/5
Trust-the-Dice Score3.5/5

P.S. On July 30, 2014, we’re expected to have a Sharknado 2: The Second One, which takes place in New York. Tara Reid and Ian Ziering are set to return. Rumored appearances include: Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Lauer, Mark McGrath, Judah Friedlander, Judd Hirsch, Kurt Angle, Perez Hilton, Al Roker, Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton, and Biz Markie.

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