Throwback Thursdays! Sharks! Tornado! Sharknado! ‘Nuff Said

Wow that’s a lot of exclamation points in the title! You know why? Because Sharknado deserves it! The first one was so bad it was good. It did so well that they decided to bring it back! Sharknado 2 premiers on the SyFy channel on July 30. Go set your DVR!

Picture credit: IMDB

Picture credit: IMDB

“Sharks! Tornado! Sharknado! ‘Nuff said.” How could I not? It has been the most buzzy thing on the web this week. So bad it’s good. The SyFy networks pseudo horror movie #Sharknado came out of nowhere this week to become if not a ratings sensation at least a Twitter sensation just because of the name.

Admittedly, I haven’t seen the movie, but you can bet I plan to. The DVR is already set for next Thursday at 7 pm.

The plot of “Sharknado,” which is so good that if it were up to me, I’d give it an Oscar right now, sight unseen, is that an enormous Pacific ocean storm has has created waterspouts, which are tornados on water.  As the waterspouts gain strength over the ocean off the coast of Northern California, they suck up thousands of sharks. When the tornados move inland and lose strength, they drop sharks onto an unsuspecting population. Retirement communities, shopping malls and neighborhoods just overrun with sharks.

But wait, it gets better. It “stars” Ian Ziering, yes, the one from 90210, as a bar owner named, get this, “Fin.” What are the chances of that? I couldn’t write stuff this awesomely bad if I wanted to.  Ian, who I was happy to see on his IMDB page is older than me, deserves the best actor Oscar for the scene where, spoiler alert, he chainsaws his way out of or through a shark. Although really, how do you not see that coming?

And guys, there are hammerhead sharks in it too. And Tara Reid, who on her IMDB bio actually said, “It would be the ultimate dream for me to win an Academy Award.” Until this movie I would have laughed, but now…

Before you watch the official trailer by clicking the link below, here’s the  best part; they’re going to make a second Sharknado and it’s going to star Johnny Depp! As always, if you like what you read on #ThePhilFactor please hit the Facebook, Twitter and other share buttons below. Oh, and comments are encouraged.

As an aside, although the rumors were that Johnny Depp would be starring in the second Sharknado it still stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, but this time they’ve add Mark McGrath of the band Sugar Ray!

Have a great Thursday! ~Phil

7 responses to “Throwback Thursdays! Sharks! Tornado! Sharknado! ‘Nuff Said

  1. Never saw the movie, although you have made it seems so appetizing I barely can resist! Fun fact…there’s a huge Halloween display in Glendale, CA and last year it consisted of a reenactment of Sharknado which may have been even cheesier than the original…that based on what you describe here.

  2. I love you Thursday Throwbacks. Jump-start the weekend!

  3. Love Thursday Throwback. Jump-start my weekend reading.

  4. Check out blogging for books if you’re interested in reviewing the Sharknado tie-in book.

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