Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sharknado (2013)

Shocker of the year, but I actually haven't seen Sharknado yet.  I missed the premiere of Sharknado 2 the other night, so I figured sometime over this weekend they would be playing both of them in a row.  Scream King is out of town, and we're laying low moneywise, due to our upcoming move and trip to Korea.  So it's been a great weekend for packing, cleaning, and of course, blogging.

I'm obviously going to review Sharknado from a purely parody/joke/hilarious perspective.  I've been cracking up at websites and such that are reviewing this as if it is intended to be a real movie.  You know Tara Reid is my girl, though.  She is in SO MANY horror movies.

Everything's going fine in Santa Monica until a hurricane approaches, and with it, a bunch of angry sharks.  Bar proprietor Fin (Ian Ziering), his buddy Baz (Jaason Simmons), waitress Nova (Cassandra Scerbo) and resident drunk George (John Heard) take off to check on Fin's ex-wife, April (Tara Reid) and his daughter Claudia (Aubrey Peeples).  At first they think that the sharks and raging waters are confined to the coast, but they soon realize that the sharks will come up through storm drains and other things.

They battle a shark with a bookcase! They run from a ferris wheel!  They rescue a bus full of stranded schoolchildren! And when I saw that shot of the sharknados from afar, I laughed with glee.  And how else to stop the tornados full of sharks than to throw bombs in them?!

Sharknado comes at a glorious time, where it can grab a generation that is completely captivated by brainless, so-bad-it's-good entertainment.  A movie doesn't have to be good just has to be completely fucking ridiculous.  Throw in a couple D-List stars--the 90210 guy, Kevin's McAllister's dad, and the BJ girl from American Pie, and you have a recipe for success.  Thank you, Sharknado.