Tongue-in-cheek recap takes a sarcastic look back at the Syfy original movie that became a phenomenon last year, spawning an unlikely sequel
Syfy original movies are ridiculous, and the network knows this. It's part of their campy charm. But nobody expected the phenomenon that came from one of it's most ridiculous entries yet, “Sharknado.” With the sequel looming, the network not only offered up an expanded trailer for “Sharknado 2” The Second One,” it also presented an essential recap short for the first film.
Because nobody wants to go into “The Second One” without knowing what happened in the first one. And, to be fair, they may not want to sit through the entire film. It wasn't that great. At less than five minutes, and with a snarky narrator, this recap is just right.
Even though it's a classically terrible movie, the “Sharknado” franchise — may it last forever — is the perfect popcorn project, and the extended trailer for “The Second One” promises even more ridiculous and bloody mayhem.
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“In every generation, there's a cinematic event that changes everything. A phenomenon that challenges the social mob. A spectacle that brings people together, while taking the world by storm. “They say lightning never strikes twice,” the voiceover for the trailer started dramatically, but even the narrator couldn't continue in this vein.
This movie is ridiculous and it absolutely embraces its own corniness. Because of this, it's both terrible and great at the same time. It's absolutely worth wasting an evening watching. And it will absolutely be a wasted evening.
“Sharknado 2: The Second One” reunited director Anthony C. Ferrante with stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid. They're joined in the sequel, distributed by The Asylum, by Vivica A. Fox, Kari Wuhrer, Judah Friedlander, Andy Dick, Mark McGrath and Judd Hirsch. The film premieres on Wednesday, July 30, at 9/8c.