Sharknado Franchise

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1. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 42,880

Awesome :D

I was listening about this movie for years and I had no intention to watch some low budget retarded crap. And then I realized it has 3 more sequels. Wait a minute, if it is failure why would they shoot 3 more. It had to make some serious money if they continued to make sequels. OK, let's give it a chance. And wow, what a movie!!! I hate shark movies, even the famous "Jaws" was retarded for me. But this... this is awesome! I wouldn't say it was a horror, more of a bloody action drama, but it really keeps your attention and occasionally your ass at the edge of the seat. I am thrilled. Definitely my favorite shark movie and favorite horror action. Highly recommended.

P.S. When I saw Steve from "Beverly Hills 90210" in leading role I thought he is too fatuous for the role of macho hotshot who saves the day, but he did it very well. Awesome awesome movie.


2. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin and April are on their way to New York City, until a category seven hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges, and deadly Sharknadoes.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath

Votes: 16,458

If you liked first one, you'll love this one :)

Considerably less realistic than original, but insomuch more fun. They made an effort not to repeat scenes from the first movie and indeed they came up with a bunch of new ideas, while repeating only things that simply had to be repeated as franchise trademark.

When, in the first movie, the main character is swallowed by a great white shark and survived, how the hell can you beat that in sequel ?! Easy, he gets swallowed again and he survives again to even the score and then top that by finding arm with a gun in its stomach, arm that was bitten off his wife at the beginning of the movie. You have to be a complete genius to push absurdity so far that it becomes credible.

Plus, besides the lead couple from the prequel, a bunch of celebrities have cameo appearances and side roles. The overall impression is a bit below the first movie though, but just a bit. I loved it very much.


3. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A monstrous tornado unleashes ravenous sharks from Washington, D.C., all the way down to Orlando, Florida.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Frankie Muniz

Votes: 10,652

Damn, what the hell I just watched ?!!!

The original movie was one of those that are so unrealistic and exaggerated that their stupidity borders with ingenuity. Then in the second movie they went one step further and I thought that even one more step in that direction would result with unwatchable crap. And then I started this one and it seemed that I was right. After about 20 minutes I decided to give it up and even delete 4th one too without even checking it out. And just when I was about to move my lazy ass towards keyboard they went one more step further with unreality and exaggeration and I had to halt for a second. And then they went one more step and then one more... and when I thought that this movie can not be more unreal and hyperbolical they made a jump further and continued with action that was faster and more unreal every minute and I was completely stunned with my jaw on the floor. Along the way, they inserted occasional emotional scenes into action, scenes that ascend mockery with Hollywood pathetics to the level of art. From scene to scene movie speeds up and every scene is more bizarre until the mind-blowing finale. And when you think that's it you realize there's just a bit more.

"Sharknado 3" ascends its genre to epic proportions and I barely refrained from giving it 10/10. But, although I can not remember when was the last time some movie took me for a ride and amazed me this much, it would be blasphemy to put it side by side with the biggest masterpieces of cinematography. So 9/10 will do.


4. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Masiela Lusha, Cody Linley

Votes: 6,340

My favorite franchise

I just realized this was my 500th movie since I registered on IMDb. Jubilee should be cheerful and this movie was definitely a hit. Exaggeration of epic proportions, travesty, quotes from famous movies, crazy action from the very start and enormous amount of laughter and entertainment. The movie has no introduction at all, madness starts from the very beginning. They nailed it again.

  • It wouldn't be Texas without chainsaw massacre.
  • Dad, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.
  • It's not my mom, my mom is a shark, not a robot.

Beside sharkando, we also get sendnado, lavanado, lightningnado, bouldernado, oilnado and finally nukenado. I wonder how they will exceed this in next sequel. And there simply has to be next one. And next one and some more on top of that.


5. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado; Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Billy Barratt

Votes: 4,309

They lost it :(

"Sharknado 5" continues in the direction of its predecessors, but this time they failed. Previous films have been based on unrealistic, but established quasi-scientific premises, and they stuck to them so that all the time you can be clear about what, how and why. This time, through most of the film I had no idea what was going on. Confusing, illogical and full of holes and with no quasi-scientific explanation that would give some sort of credibility to the story. Bunch of events that do not hold your attention, unconvincing story, poor CGI and unforgivably bad acting of several actors. Too stupid for a serious movie, and not nearly enough over-the-top to be a hilarious ride, like those brought to us by its prequels. But I can not completely bury it, because it does have some bright moments. The film is full of references, both verbal and visual, to pop culture and some cult films, and several times I sincerely laughed.

If you carefully follow the details, you will recognize references to "Lady and the Tramp", James Bond, "Star Trek", "Wonder Woman", "An American Werewolf in London", "Back to the Future", "Monty Python's Flying Circus", Indiana Jones, "Mission Impossible", "Mad Max" and others.


6. The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin has to go back in time to rejoin his shark-battling friends to stop the first Sharknado and save humanity.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Judah Friedlander

Votes: 2,304

Ready to blow my mind?

One can go over the top only so far before it becomes completely ridiculous. Honestly, I doubted that even the second movie could be good and I deeply admire creators for being able to come this far. But after the fourth they really should have quit. The fifth I could forgive, but this crap is definitely unforgivable. The idea is not so bad and the movie is full of interesting references to a bunch of historical figures and events, as well as some cult movies (Back to the Future, The Planet of the Apes), but overall impression this movie leaves is as lousy as it can be. Everything from the script, through acting directing and special effects, is unbelievably terrible and boring. So far this was my favorite movie franchise, but after this, and especially its ending, which is one of the worst endings ever, I really hope they won't make fools of themselves anymore. If you liked previous Sharknados, skip this crap and preserve them in good memory.


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