Ratings for Syfy’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One” haven’t come in, but the movie is already a hit in one sphere. It quickly shot to number one on Twitter trending, with everyone getting in on the action of the sequel to the unlikely smash hit from last summer.
The film is also trending on Facebook, as the social media strength it showed during last year’s “Sharknado” premiere doesn’t appear to have abated a single bit. In an era of time-shifting, it’s certainly remarkable that an openly ridiculous film — that’s only gotten even more ridiculous, if the sequel trailers are to be believed — has bucked the trend and become must-see-right-now TV.
Here are some of the best live Twitter reactions to the movie during its original broadcast. Even the film’s official handle got in on the action.
Did you hear it? That shark just said,”Don’t tase me bro!” #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— Sharknado (@SharknadoSyfy) July 31, 2014
Now this movie looks fake… Was that Mets game sold out? #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— John Anderson (@johnWKYC) July 31, 2014
True science fact: there must be at least 140 sharks to be classified as a sharknado, not a shark dust devil. #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— NIH Bear (@NIH_Bear) July 31, 2014
#Sharknado2TheSecondOne has brought the country together in the way we tend to bond during national tragedy. Which, I guess, yeah.
— Stacey (@flipflops) July 31, 2014
— Mashable (@mashable) July 31, 2014
— Dana Weiss (@Possessionista) July 31, 2014
If Jaws and Showgirls had a baby, it would be #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— shauna (@goldengateblond) July 31, 2014
Rare instance when the sequel is even better than the one that started it all! #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— Karsch and Anderson (@DougAndGator971) July 31, 2014
— TheTaffetaDarling (@TaffetaDarlin) July 31, 2014
“One day, we’ll all have a cameo in the Sharknado franchise” – Andy Warhol #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— SpaceChannel (@SpaceChannel) July 31, 2014
#Sharknado2TheSecondOne is an allegory about climate change, which will bring more extreme weather shark events to major cities
— joshuafoust (@joshuafoust) July 31, 2014
If aliens are searching for intelligent life, I hope they tune into #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— Marshall Ramsey (@MarshallRamsey) July 31, 2014
Is Mark McGrath going to sing “When It’s Over” as the credits roll? Serious question. #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— Sarah Conley (@styleit) July 31, 2014
Reality TV at its best.
These credits are flying like “I don’t want ANYBODY to know I was a part of this. #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
– Lamont Price (@LPizzle) July 31, 2014
Simply stunning TV. I will be a better husband and father because of it. Oh, and I’m so buying a chain saw. #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
– Mark McGuire (@MJMcGuire) July 31, 2014