Take a Drink: every time Sharknado is mentioned.
Take a Drink: for every shark that is “jumped”. (You’ll know the scene when you get to it.)
Do a Shot: when you see Tara Reid’s horrible, expressionless face.
Do a Shot: when you witness the “Shark Home Run”. (It is glorious.)
By: Frankie B. ( Three Beers) –
SyFy usually has a hard time getting people to like their movies, generally because they are huge pieces of shit. Sharknado was really their first “hit” movie, and by “hit” I mean a movie that people watched solely to make fun of. But let’s face it, everyone who witnessed the original Sharknado loves it deep down inside. Really deep down inside, concealed from the outside world. It took itself a little too seriously at times, and at other times was completely self-aware, running with the goofy concept. It was a truly glorious train wreck, and I loved every moment that Tara Reid wasn’t onscreen. As with most successful movies these days, the sequel was inevitable. Thus we were given Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Sharknado 2 is essentially the same movie as the first with a new setting and the zaniness pumped up to 11. This time around New York is the victim of the weather phenomenon know as Sharknado. Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid), the hero and heroine of the first movie, come to the Big Apple on a book tour, and are seemingly hunted by a Sharknado. Thrown into the mix are Fin’s sister and niece, as well as his brother-in-law, played by Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray.
I know it is blasphemous to applaud acting in one of SyFy’s movies, but to be completely honest, Ian Ziering and Mark McGrath are actually pretty decent in their roles. We’re still talking about bargain basement acting chops, but they were good for a movie about a tornado composed of man-eating sharks. I also hate that by seeing Mark McGrath I have now had Sugar Ray songs playing in my head for the last 48 hours, dammit. I have to say as a New Yorker that New York was oddly well represented in this movie, albeit in a very stereotypical manner. The CitiField scene made the entire movie worth it for me. Three words used to sum up the best scene from the movie, SHARK HOME RUN. Some of the kill scenes are actually laugh out loud funny due to their utter ridiculousness, which is always a plus.
Someone really should have told Vivica A. Fox that she was acting in a movie. Wow, she looks terrible, and her acting matched her looks. Woof. But she is still light years ahead of Tara Reid in the acting department. You are going to see cameos from people who you really never wanted to see again and are never going to want to see after this. Was a Biz Markie cameo really needed? 98% of SyFy’s audience has no idea who the fuck Biz Markie is in the first place, and he looks like he’s reading off goddamn cue cards in every scene he’s in.
Tara Reid, what the hell happened to you? It looks like the years of plastic surgery, cocaine, and booze all caught up to you right as you were filming this movie. Remember when you were actually talented (aka HOT) in Van Wilder and American Pie? Why did you have to destroy those fond memories? WHY???
I know most of you were expecting a Six Pack out of this one, but I just couldn’t do it. I enjoyed this movie entirely way too much, and I am pretty pumped for Sharknado 3. I’m hoping for a space setting for number 3; if your going to go crazy with the concept you might as well go all way. Am I right? Also Sharknado vs. Sharktopus would be a close second on my wish list. Watch Sharknado 2 with your buddies, and you will almost be guaranteed an awesome time. Enjoy the ride, just don’t look too much into the gaping plot holes.