Sharknado 2: The Second One (15) / Director: Anthony C. Ferrante / Screenplay: Thunder Levin / Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer / Released: 3rd November (DVD/Blu-ray)
Yes, there’s another one. After last year’s Sharknado sent social media networks into meltdown, it was decided that a sequel was a good idea. I personally want to start off this review by blaming you, every single one of you who Tweeted about this or mentioned it on Facebook, for this abomination of a movie. The first movie, we get it; we can take it as a one-off and for what it was intended to be – enjoyable trash. This second one, though, it really is all kinds of bad.
The plot, or what is classed as the plot, sees extreme weather, as in sharks-in-tornadoes extreme, hit New York, where the first movie’s Fin (Ziering) and April (Reid) are visiting Fin’s sister Ellen (Wuhrer – whose lips look stapled to her face) and family. Given that the film opens with Tara Reid hanging out of an aeroplane, shooting a handgun at flying sharks, you know you’re in for a bumpy ride. Seemingly running through a checklist of New York’s classic sights, including those giant alligators in the sewers, the film beats you round the head with redone moments from the first movie and a bunch of ridiculous yet somehow predictable happenings.
In terms of performances, whereas Ian Ziering fared quite well in the first movie, here it seems that everybody on the cast has been brought down to Tara Reid’s level, and that’s a level that nobody wants to be at…
For the full review, head over to Starburst Magazine.