Title – Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
Director – Anthony C. Ferrante (Sharknado)
Cast – Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer
Plot – Really? Shark filled tornados find their way to New York! Will Sharknado conqueror Fin Shepard (Ziering) be able to save the day once more? Give him a chainsaw and find out.
“Two of my friends were killed, I almost destroyed Los Angeles…. And oh yeah, I almost got eaten by a shark. How much ‘fun’ do you think that was?”
Review by Eddie on 1/08/2014
Sharknado – if someone were to tell you that a movie with that title would’ve ever been a success you would of laughed in there face, too bad it’s actually true and lo and behold after the Syfy channels greatest ever hit came and went a sequel was commissioned, the big decision being what to call it? After much deliberation the quietly ingenious title of “The Second One” was chosen and the shark filled tornadoes were back! For bad or for much worse.
When I reviewed the first so bad it was hilarious Sharknado I came up with a simple check-list of reasons why you should watch it, and going for the same deal here I will attempt to convince you that this year’s best worst movie needs to be seen.
- After the success of the scene in the first, expect more flying sharks being dispatched by chainsaws, this time with a super-sized chainsaw.
- If you love z grade celebrity cameos, my goodness will you love The Second One. Such royalty that graces the screen includes Kelly Osbourne, Billy Ray Cyrus and Andy Dick. Oh the humanity!
- Fans of Tara Reid and her horrendous plastic surgery (and equally so acting ability) will lap up her appearance here once more with highlights such as shooting sharks with a handgun while dangling out of a passenger jet one handed regularly appearing.
- Extras. Often we forget to take notice of cinemas unsung heroes but it’s worth paying attention to the extras in The Second One for a large portion of their time will be spent running hilariously or screaming ridiculously most of the time with a bemused look/smile on their face. Watch for the laughing young girl after the baseball game.
- If bad dialogue is something you find joy in then thank your lucky stars as Christmas and your birthday have come all at once! Following on from its illustrious father, The Second One’s dialogue is arguably even worse. Without wishing to spoil the Thunder Levin script for you to much such beauties as “This is a twister with teeth” and “I know you’re scared. I’m scared, too. They’re sharks, they’re scary” appear within. Pure gold.
- Logic is overrated surely? That’s what the makers behind this bad boy think anyway. Surfers can pilot passenger jets, ropes can be swung off even though they have yet to be tied up and sharks can be hit for a home run at the baseball stadium despite weighing upwards over a tonne. Never has there been such casual disregard for making sense.
These few highlights of Sharknado 2: The Second One are merely touching the surface of what guilty pleasure joys lay within this over the top, amateur and carefree oddity that ups the ante this time around and threatens to appear once more on our ever strange world. A trip to Australia for our Sharknado surviving group can’t come fast enough, hopefully with a returning bad-Australian-accent-sporting cast member.
Half a Sharknado survival help book out of 5
(but seriously just like the first one you should see this movie!)