Quick Hit: The terror hits my house on a warm summer night in July.
Back in 2013, the craze that was Sharknado hit. It took the U.S. by storm, and everyone was talking about Asylum’s movie. It was an exercise in media excitement, because who could believe that people would actually watch such a crazy movie. This quickly garnered a sequel, and another sequel, and now we are about to release the fifth in the series – if there is anything that horror movies are the best at, it’s garnering unnecessary sequels.
I, to this point in my life, had abstained from subjecting myself to the madness that is Sharknado. But, because I love you, my dear, dear readers, I willingly allowed myself to fall into the twister of horror that is a tornado full of sharks. And you know what? It’s just as bad as you would expect.
I’m a fan of bad horror movies – that much is obvious. When I see terrible effects that get me to laugh, or acting that is just off-the-wall bad (see Troll 2 for a great example), it’s hard to at least sort of enjoy it. But I didn’t get any of that from Sharknado. Instead I got a movie that seemed like it was trying to be bad, and that’s where the enjoyment falls away for me. If you’re trying to be bad, and you are, are you a success as a movie? I don’t know – but I can’t grade this one highly even if it accomplishes its goal. It would hurt too much.
There’s not much in the way of plot. People somehow know each other, and they have to fight sharks with shotguns, grenades, and at one point, a chain saw. It’s ridiculous and rides the edge of being funny. Tara Reid is in this, because, why not? The acting is all over the place, as you would expect. But, hey, we do have a wicked scene where a guy cuts out of a shark’s stomach with a chain saw.
If you want to remove some brain cells, I highly recommend this movie. Otherwise, avoid if possible. I’m giving it an “F”.
For more on this movie check out IMDB.
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