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Monday, November 11, 2013

Sharknado - Movie Review (Review Number 100 - 2013)

If you ever watch the SyFy channel, you are no doubt aware of the steady stream of B-Movie style fare they release more often than should be allowed. Sharknado may just be the biggest and most ambitious film to come crashing out of this pipeline and it features an all star cast that includes Tars Reid and...Tara Reid.

Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) owns a bar on a pier in Los Angeles. At least he does until a freak storm wipes out all of the beach front property in the area with flood waters and a whole mess of sharks. Fin, along with his friends George (John Heard), Nova (Cassie Scerbo), and Baz (Jaason Simmons), head for the hills to rescue his ex wife April (Tara Reid!) and their daughter...who live really high up on a hill.

As the water rises and the mob of sharks attacks people, cars, buses, and houses, Fin finds his way to April's house and rescues them just as it is flooded with water and sharks...way up on the hillside. After they narrowly escape the flooded house, they get into their SUV and drive away on the not so flooded street that is down the hill from the house. Unfortunately, there are more sharks everywhere and they even coming flying at our fleeing heroes thanks to some powerful tornadoes, or, as we now like to call them...Sharknados!

If all of this sounds ridiculous and just plain weird, you are exactly right. Strangely, it also turns out to be oddly entertaining in the kind of way that is sure to make it a cult classic for years to come. If you like your movies filled with plot holes, logic gaps, horrible acting, and really bad special effects, then this is the movie for you! There are actually a few really awesome moments to enjoy including an early beachfront shark attack sequence that leaves throngs of vacationers bloodied and literally torn apart. The rest of it is so poorly put together, you will end up confused more than anything else.

There is no doubt that Sharknado will end up with a very dedicated fan base although the majority of folks out there will just wonder why someone was given the approval to make this movie in the first place and how does that person still have a job. Personally, I had a good time watching Sharknado and, while I know it isn't for everyone, there are those of you who will still brave these stormy waters. All I can say is that I have given you fair warning. Also: Tara Reid is in the movie.

Thank you for reading my 100th movie review of 2013 - Marc


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