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Third time hasn't the charm
TheLittleSongbird3 August 2015
The first two Sharknado movies were not great and had a lot wrong with them, but they were guilty pleasure fun as long as not taken seriously. Sharknado 3 however was a let-down, it lacks the fun and charm of the first two as a result of being too self-aware and trying far too hard, really wanted to not take this seriously and view it as a guilty pleasure but it was just too amateurish and tired.

Sharknado 3 does start off great, with a thrilling James Bond-like opening credits sequence and the hilariously over-the-top sliding across the floor scene. Ian Ziering is likable and charismatic in the lead role, he plays it straight but still looks like he's having fun with the role, and Matt Lauer and Al Roker return and are amusing. The soundtrack is energetic and eerie enough, and there are a couple of reasonably fun death scenes, got a good chuckle out of Jerry Springer's.

Very little else works however. The rest of the acting is not very good at all, with Tara Reid being every bit as unspeakably awful as she was in the first two movies, her facial expressions look so expressionless and very forced in the few times she tries, her line delivery is mechanical and she constantly looks ill at ease. The dizzying amount of cameos and the quality of them are nowhere near as entertaining as before, not just the too deadpan approach but also that they're poorly written and feel too random and brief. Mark Cuban is incredibly annoying and like Reid shows no acting skills whatsoever, while on the other end of the spectrum, Frankie Muniz is lightweight to the point of being bland and David Hasselhoff is wooden.

Even for low-budget, Sharknado 3 is very shoddy stuff, the scenery is pretty good but the movie is shot in a very rushed-looking and drab way, editing is sloppy as well as choppy and the shark special effects are typical dreadfully artificial Asylum/SyFy fare. Regarding the shark attacks and death scenes, there are a few decent ones in the fun factor (Jerry Springer, Frankie Muniz) but on the most part the unintentional silliness comes at the expense of thrills and suspense, which are nowhere in sight, and while fun at first the unintentional silliness generally gets tiresome. The movie is directed flatly, the energy and enthusiasm this time around in the pacing is missing and there are too many cardboard characters that are difficult to give a toss about. The first two movies had some great funny lines, but the script here contains nothing remotely amusing or memorable and instead feels stale and tiresomely cheesy. Say what you will about the second Sharknado movie being a re-tread, but this movie is much more so, and with none of the fun, charm or energy of the previous two outings, with the Universal Studios scenes going on forever and leading nowhere. It's further not helped by trying too hard being dopey fun and in the process taking itself too seriously with everything played straight and overly-deadpan, that any life is sucked out.

All in all, the third movie in the Sharknado franchise has its moments but is very lacking on the whole this time round. 4/10 Bethany Cox
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It's raining sharks again
bkoganbing24 March 2019
When there was speculation that Mark Cuban was going to run for president in 2020 one thing was left off his resume. He didn't list that he played a president in Sharknado 3.

I wouldn't brag on it either. For action above and beyond in fighting flying sharks in the first two Sharknado movies Ian Ziering is getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Mark Cuban. Wouldn't you know it, but the sharks come to poop the party and in general wreak havoc on our nation's capital.

But that's the preliminary. What Mother Nature has planned is a series of these storms up and down the Atlantic coast. Ian Ziering can't be everywhere, or can he?

And there were three more Sharknado sequels after this. Somebody must have watched them.
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And They're Back...
Michael_Elliott22 July 2015
Sharknado 3 (2015)

** (out of 4)

Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) is at the White House receiving a honor from the President of the United States (Mark Cuban) when another storm comes in carrying more sharks. After the attack Fin plans to make it to Florida to meet his pregnant wife (Tara Reid) and her mother (Bo Derek) but of course a bigger storm with even more sharks is brewing.

SHARKNADO pretty much came out of no where and did got moderate ratings but it set social media on fire and eventually became a cult film. Obviously a sequel was to follow and with its big ratings we now have this third film in the series. I think the biggest problem with SHARKNADO 3 is that they made it campy, silly and stupid on purpose and this really isn't how cult movies work. No, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and other "so bad they're good" movies work so well because their directors tried making something great and fell short. SHARKNADO was an attempt to make a serious film but it failed.

With the two sequels going for straight camp, the films aren't nearly as entertaining and I think the entire scenario is getting a little tiresome. After all, there's really nothing that happens here that we didn't see before. You can only see sharks falling from the sky so many times and the same could be said for a chainsaw ripping them up. For the most part the film remains slightly entertaining simply because of how dumb it is. Ziering and Reid offers decent performances and of course there's some wink cameos throughout. David Hasselhoff plays the father and we even have Cassie Scerbo and Frankie Muniz. Bo Derek is looking amazing at her age so it was nice seeing her here.

SHARKNADO 3 is a bad movie but it's one of those on purpose. Fans of the first two will want to check it out but lets hope they do something fresh with the next one.
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The worst Sharknado yet
Leofwine_draca15 November 2015
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I have a chequered history with the SHARKNADO series. I enjoyed the first film for what it was, a fun and cheesy B-movie along the lines of 3-HEADED SHARK ATTACK or AIRPLANE VS. VOLCANO. The sequel was a step down for me; it had little story and just went for the ludicrous set-pieces, which were dumb.

SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! continues the downward slide with an increasingly ludicrous tale that draws in the President and a whole scenario ripped off from Armageddon; taking the sharks into outer space was definitely a step too far. Instead of being a cult monster flick, this tries way to hard to be some cult so-bad-it's-good comedy, and yet it's not good. It's dumb, cheesy, gory, and has bad effects throughout.

After this and PIRANHA 3DD, I think David Hasslehoff has the kiss of death when it comes to B-movie cheese. The only cast member I liked was Cassie Scerbo, who returns from the first to give a thoroughly enthusiastic performance; the rest of the leading players are on autopilot. For most of the time, SHARKNADO 3 contents itself on offering cameo after cameo, with the likes of Frankie Muniz, Bo Derek, am embarrassing George R. R. Martin, and an - OH HELL NO! - Jedward turning up for the cult factor on a regular basis. It's not enough to make this a real film.
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nogodnomasters2 December 2018
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If you saw the second feature, you know what to expect, a climax that topped the previous film. Sharknados appear along the east coast as it seem only the Shepard family can kill them off. Nova (Cassie Scerbo) returns from the first feature after taking a hiatus during the second feature. She provided the film with a lot of cleavage eye candy.

Sharknado is a cult classic film series that I can only compare to the old Batman TV series. No one took it seriously and everyone who is famous wants to be in it, even if only to be shark food. The opening credits appear to be a Bond film and it ends in a way we might expect a Bond film to end...minus the inane stuff. President Mark Cuban says that he called a shark once, a reference to his appearances on "The Shark Tank." Ann Coulter plays the VP and her escape scene is your heart out Orlando Bloom. In one scene they kill a shark with the American flag on a pole, imitating the famous Iwo Jima pose. There is a scene from SyFy's "3 Headed Shark Attack" in a theater as well as "Game of Throne" references. Anthony Weiner now works for NASA. WWF stars and NASCAR.

Clearly this film series has gotten life with no end in sight. You will either love it for what it is, or not. I suggest watching the other features first as there is zero character build up. 8 minutes into the film, people are getting eaten.
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How low can you go? ... Oh Hell No!
kosmasp26 March 2016
Even fans of the "original" 2 movies are finally getting fed up with it. I thought it might finally get better, it actually felt like it only could get better. But the only department you might say this gets better, is in the cameo department. It's still taking itself too seriously, it's still playing the humor the wrong way. Even one scene reminiscing of Monty Pythons Dark Knight ever hits the (comedy) timing it needs too and stays silly/annoying rather than funny.

There's also a political agenda here, which while not hammered home is still there. You can make of that whatever you feel like, it will depend on your own political orientation too. Putting controversial figures isn't really new, what you make with them or how you deal with them is - again taking itself too serious and trying to make those people seem cool too hard, which just isn't working. Watch Lavantula instead
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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
jboothmillard12 January 2017
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The first film was billed on social media as "so bad it's good", it was just bad, and the sequel was arguably worse, it was obvious that it would be a trilogy, and as a critic I felt it only right to complete it. Basically sharknado fighter Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) receives a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President of the United States, Marcus Robbins (Shark Tank's Mark Cuban), in Washington D.C., when another freak cyclone full of man-eating sharks strikes the nation's capital, Fin and the President fight off the sharks in the White House, until the storm subsides. Fin's wife April (Tara Reid) is pregnant, she is with her daughter Claudia (Ryan Newman) and her mother May Wexler (Bo Derek) and at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, Fin is worried they are in danger of the storm returning. Fin catches up with his former employee Nova Clarke (Cassandra 'Cassie' Scerbo), who with her partner Lucas Stevens (Frankie Muniz), has become a hardened sharknado storm tracker. They stop at a military airport and get clearance to use a fighter jet to bomb other forming sharknados, Lucas loses his limbs one at a time and ultimately sacrifices himself to allow Fin and Nova to escape, they detonate a bomb and crash into the river at the Universal Orlando Resort. Eventually Fin reunites with April, Claudia, her boyfriend Billy (Jack Griffo) and May, another sharknado strikes, the group take cover in the iconic theme park Universal, it gets caught in the cyclone, until it is tossed and lands on top of a tall monument. It is realised that numerous storms will be combining into a massive sharknado that will destroy the East Coast, so Fin asks his estranged father, former NASA colonel Gilbert "Gil" Grayson Shepard (David Hasselhoff), for a risky plan to destroy the storm from space. The plan is put into action, but incoming sharks destroy the walkway, Billy is also killed, forcing April to board the shuttle also, although she was only there to stop Fin going. In orbit, Gil deploys "Plan B", activating the defence satellite laser weapon, leaving himself in space as there is not enough fuel to propel both him and the ship back to Earth, the sharknados are blasted and destroyed by the laser beam. But this attack causes the sharks to propel into space, Fin attacks with a laser chainsaw, he and April are swallowed by two separate sharks which fall to Earth, both are charred from atmospheric entry, but Fin emerges unharmed, while April is also unharmed, and has given birth to her baby. Also starring Mark McGrath as Martin Brody, Police Academy's Michael Winslow as Brian "Jonesy" Jones, singer Ne- Yo as Agent Devoreaux, Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge as Lead Agent Model, The Incredible Hulk's Lou Ferrigno as Agent Banner, writer Jackie Collins (Joan's sister), Jerry Springer as Mr. White, Celebrity Big Brother's Ray J as Tom Major, Penn Jillette as Lieutenant Colonel Stylo, Teller as Major Caissier, I'm a Celebrity's Kendra Wilkinson as Flo, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jared S. Fogle and The X Factor's Jedward (John and Edward Grimes) as Tourists. It is almost pointless mentioning the acting in it, well known faces not taking themselves or the project seriously, like the other two films it is deliberately trashy and absurd, the special effects are cheap and unconvincing, I may have tittered a little because of some deliberate comedic references, and of course how ridiculous and idiotic it is, another sequel not to bother with, an unintelligent science-fiction horror. Poor!
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The title of the movie pretty much sums it up quite nicely...
paul_haakonsen10 May 2016
Well, with a hand on heart, then I should say that "Sharknado" is one of those guilty pleasure trips that most of us have, but don't fully acknowledge. These movies are so bad that they are actually fun to watch.

However, it should be said that if you have seen the first "Sharknado" movie and/or the second movie, then you have essentially already also seen "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!". Yep, this third installment in the series uses the same recipe from the previous two movies and offers very little in terms of improvement or new ideas.

The trouble with sharknadoes seem to follow Fin around like a bad case of the flu. So by now, why doesn't he just stay indoors in a place where there is absolutely no chance of tornadoes forming...

You know exactly what you are getting when you sit down to watch "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!", so there is nothing to surprise you here. And with that being said, then it should also be said that "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" delivers what it is supposed to.

The cast, both new and returning from the previous two, did good enough jobs with their given roles and characters. And it was somewhat of a surreal experience to witness Davis Hasselhoff in this movie and in this particular role.

And for something new, then think what if sharks could be in outer space? Wouldn't that be awesome? Well, just wait and see...

"Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" follows in the footsteps of the previous two movies, for good or bad.
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Sharks In Space!
BA_Harrison18 November 2016
I watched Sharknado 3 with trepidation: the second film was a significant step in the wrong direction from the original film, which wasn't all that great in the first place. Should the third one continue the trend, it would be almost impossible to bear (and I've watched some real tosh in my time).

Thankfully, part three isn't just another simple retread of the first film (parts 1 & 2 were virtually identical): oh no, this one is totally bonkers, taking the silliness up to eleven, first in Washington D.C., then at the Universal Theme Park in Florida and at Cape Canaveral, before finally entering outer space.

The film opens with hero Fin (Ian Ziering) fighting alongside the President of the U.S.A. (Mark Cuban) as a Sharknado destroys most of Washington and its monuments. It's gung ho, splattery silliness in which anything goes, logic playing no part in proceedings-and the film continues in this vein throughout.

The D.C. Sharknado under control, Fin heads towards Orlando to meet up with his pregnant wife April (Tara Reid) and teenage daughter Claudia (Ryan Newman), meeting up with old friend Nova (Cassandra Scerbo) along the way, who has dedicated her life to tracking and destroying sharks (and looking incredibly hot while doing it). Together they travel to Florida, where the biggest Sharknado of all (a Sharkicane?) threatens the whole Eastern seaboard.

With a little help from his father Gil (David Hasselhoff), Fin comes up with a plan to use a space shuttle to burn up the storm and kill all of the sharks. This leads to the mother of all stupid scenes in which Gil saves the day using the 'Star Wars' Strategic Defense Initiative, Fin re-enters the Earth's atmosphere inside a shark, and April gives birth- you guessed it- inside a shark! It's hard to imagine how they're going to top that for the next one!
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Sharknado Laughs!
wes-connors23 July 2015
As storm clouds gather, chainsaw-wielding Sharknado hunter Ian Ziering (as Finley "Fin" Shepard) runs to collect an award from the US President. A "Sharknado" hits town and destroys many landmarks in Washington, DC, including the White House. Escaping the "worst sharknado" since the first one, according to the NBC-TV news anchors, Mr. Ziering escapes. Ziering looks very muscular; he must work out. Meanwhile, his sometimes wife Tara Reid (as April Wexler) is in Universal's Orlando, Florida amusement park. She is pregnant and receives motherly advice from mother Bo Derek (as May Wexler). Insert the "still beautiful" notation regarding Ms. Derek, as needed. As the sharks thicken, Ziering re-encounters partner Cassie Scerbo (as Nova Clarke), who is hanging around with mechanic/bodyguard Frankie Muniz (as Lucas Stevens). Ziering and the "Sharknado" head for Florida and all hell breaks loose...

Syfy's "Sharknado" disaster TV Movie series is officially getting long in the tooth. The first two were much more fun.

"Sharknado" (2013) used humor to effectively poke fun at itself. "Sharknado 2" (2014) acknowledged that, connecting with viewers who watched the first one to have fun. All were directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, who may be hampered by formula demands from the studio. This one retreads old material (from various disaster films) and loses much of the "laughing at itself" appeal so prevalent in the second movie. New is an interactive chance for the viewer to "kill off" a leading character. This gimmick was used by DC Comics' "Batman" (#427, 1988). The "Sharknado" character in question doesn't do much, anyway. The music is up to par. David Hasselhoff is a promising, but unimaginative addition. A former "Malcolm in the Middle" child star, Mr. Muniz catches the "Sharknado" spirit perfectly; he is the best supporting actor. The movie's most grievous error is not serving Ann Coulter a richly deserved fate.

**** Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015-07-22) Anthony C. Ferrante ~ Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, David Hasselhoff
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It's a bird; it's a plane; Oh Hell No!
michaelRokeefe3 August 2016
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Syfy Network fans can rejoice; the SHARKNADO franchise continues. Director Anthony C. Ferrante offers another heaping helping of shark! Hero Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and wife April (Tara Reid), on a much needed vacation in Florida, are interrupted by unusual dark skies and Oh Hell No; a tornado sucks sharks out of the ocean and drops them by the hundreds. Sharknados have previously left Los Angeles and New York in ruins and I guess the East Coast is due. No weatherman could forecast this; a super Sharknado is dumping chomping sharks from the east coast of Florida to the nation's capital, Washington D.C.

Obtuse, absurd, frivolous hilarity in heavy proportions. Fin manages to be where he feels obligated. Humans defending themselves with anything handy as a weapon. This time the activity is cranked up and what is not to enjoy!? Slicing, dicing, chomping and graphic sequences...ridiculous special effects that can't help but have you wanting more.

Ryan Newman is impressive as the Shepard's daughter. Just part of the cast of multitudes: Cassie Scerbo, Frankie Muniz, Christopher Judge, Lou Ferrigno, Cindy Margolis, David Hasselhoff, Blair Fowler, Robert Klein and Michael Winslow.
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Time to give this franchise a rest
Wizard-830 August 2015
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I didn't much like the first two "Sharknado" movies, but they look a lot better when compared to this third entry in the series. Throughout the movie, there is a real feeling that they have more or less run out of ideas. Oh sure, the climatic scene does take place in outer space (!), but even in that new environment the protagonists are more or less doing the same things they did in the first two movies. But there are other severe problems with this entry. While the second movie took a few steps forward when it came to production values, this entry takes a few steps back - everything from the cinematography to the special effects looks cut rate. You'd think with the popularity of the first two movies, they'd have a few bucks to make the movie look pretty good. Also, this entry contains some blatant product plugs, from the Subway sandwich chain to Universal's theme park in Florida. You have to wonder why those businesses thought being associated with this movie would be good for business. To sum up, this third entry is tired and desperate, and is unlikely to even entertain those who actually found the first two movies fun.
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Another impressive entry in the series
kannibalcorpsegrinder23 July 2015
Attempting to travel to Florida to visit his family, Finn and April become stranded in the middle of the biggest sharknado yet dropping sharks down on the East Coast and must battle their way through the creatures to save their friends.

While not quite up to the craziness of the second one, this is still another stand-out effort here. Again, this is due to the running theme of finding just impossibly cheesy scenarios of dumping sharks falling from the sky and killing people, which here never gets old and still retains a spectacle-laced charm that makes this one so endearing. That charm also comes in the form of so many outstanding action scenes along the way here, from the opening assault on the White House dinner where the random guests are all attacked and the rather cheesy fun of taking a chainsaw to the flying shark or blasting them out of the air with a hail of gunfire blowing them away gives this a spectacular start followed by the save later on as they land on the escape route to get away. As well, the big fun here is the theme park action where the falling sharks land in the water ride, take out the stalled roller coaster sliding up and down on the tracks into the giant loop, crash the set of the disaster ride in front of the panicked guests who assume it's all part of the attraction and the swarm of sharks falling onto the tourists and wiping them out in graphic attacks leaves for quite an extended, highly cheesy sequence that's all the more fun with how it finally gets resolved and offers up some truly suspenseful moments as well. The later attack on the Army base is quite fun with the raining sharks taking out the base with plenty of graphic blood-splatter, offer up the truly highlight moment kill in the film which is unbelievably spectacular and carries on the resolution offered from the first one that pays off nicely here as well with the action in the skies using the fighter jet to take the creatures out. There's also the fun finale with the space-shuttle being threatened and offering a form of high-impact action scenario to finally end matters while keeping the action furious with the raining sharks coming down on the troops, the multitude of gunfights to keep them at bay and the magnificent finale that truly offers forth floating sharks in space as they attack and get inside the ship which makes for more chilling moments and plenty of fantastic cheese including the final means of getting back to Earth. Again, coupled with some great kills and a few hilarious lines, this one offers up a lot to like although there's a few problems here. A lot of this is on the special effects, as the sharks here are quite fake-looking with barely any moment of credibility in their appearance as they're obviously so CGI rendered that it's impossible to believe they were ever in the same shot with anyone to begin with and becomes somewhat distracting at times. Also, it does run into sequel-itis at times by re-using many of the scenarios and set-ups as previous entries did even though there's never a truly logical reason to do so other than to homage the past and keep the series running, which isn't nearly as distracting as the sharks but is still noticeable. These here do harm it slightly but not enough to lower the positive points.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Language.
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It's becoming too self aware of its own legacy.....
FlashCallahan25 July 2015
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Sharknado. You don't need a concept, script, story, or even an explanation to sell a film with a name like that. Like Snakes On A Plane, the title explains it all, the title sells the film.

The first movie was a bit of stupid fun to be had with friends while under the influence of something, and that's what the films intentions were. Then it became some sort of strange phenomenon, so the second was made, and the references became more frequent, and the cameos more elaborate, and in the narrative of Happy Days,my hey jumped the shark with the franchise.

With the third instalment, they throw everything at the screen, and see what will stuck, but while watching this nonsense, however entertaining the film is for all the wrong reasons, you know they are really desperate to go one better, which ruins a lot of the fun that the original had.

Story wise, there's just another Sharknado happening, and the bloke from 90210 has to save an even more haggard looking Tara Reid and their daughter from the Jaws (ahem) of death. And along the way, there are cameos galore, from wrestlers, to Jackie Collins, to Lou Ferrigno, to even bloomin' JedWard, and it's just same old same old for the film.

But then, David Hasselhoff turns up, and it ends in space...........that's right, space.

And it doesn't know what to do, the laughs become non-existent, laser chainsaws are introduced, and it all ends with Tara Reid giving birth whilst inside a shark, but the baby coming out of the shark.

You just read that right.

It sounds bonkers it should have been a wonderful, stupidly bonkers experience, but it's really spluttering with its effort, and while there are some flashes of genius, it's become too self aware to be as enjoyable as it once was.

But hey oh, the fourth one is being made, so they may step up a little bit.

Doubt it though.
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total crap but that do we all know
trashgang2 June 2016
Where as part 1 was watchable because it was made in a time when megamonsters took it up against other monsters or humanity we are now in another era and if you watch this entry you see that it is a campy flick.

The problem I had this time was the fact that it was to be honest a promo flick for Universal Orlando. The effects used in SyFy flicks are of course those from a 50 cent shop. It's terrible. Sharks look giant in the sky and once they eat people they are just smaller. Of course it's all crap that you watch and that's the strength of this low budget franchise and admit it, they are cleaver those producers. Bringing in Bo Derek and The Hoff of course is another reason to watch it. And they do know how to attract the male viewers bringing in Cassandra Scerbo as Nova looking sexy and even walking around in her underwear.

It's full of continuity faults and whatsoever (tornado's going on and trees doesn't move for example). One shot it's raining, next shot it's dry at the same place (the underwear scene).

It's sad to see the decay of Tara Reid, once looking gorgeous and building up a career, nowadays looking like a drug addict. So sad.

I know that part 4 is on it's way, I will have look that's for sure but be aware, it's utterly crap.

Gore 0,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 0,5/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5
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More nonsense brought to you by those who can't keep a straight face, Twitter, and Pizza Hut
StevePulaski23 July 2015
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is a film made by people that evidently crave more and more attention for a project that, with each and every installment, gets less and less entertaining. Between the incessant promotion for the film on Twitter, resorting to plastering tweets and feedback from the common people during the film's commercial breaks, and the repeated emphasis on product placement and promotional tie-ins, Sharknado 3 is a sorry excuse for a film that, for now the third time, fails instantly for trying to pander to the dumb crowd and continue to harp on a concept that's been dead in the water since the first film.

The story of Sharknado is a rather interesting turn of fate. I recall reading an article months before its SyFy premiere was even a foreseeable option of various films at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival that were up for sale. I was particularly scoping out the ones that looked rather lackluster and, sure enough, Sharknado's poster was featured in the article, boasting its trademark image with the tagline "ENOUGH SAID!." I rolled my eyes and thought little of it until I began seeing a great deal of social media buzz for it upon the announcement that the film would have its North American premiere on the SyFy network. Sure enough, thanks to brazen advertising and an emphasis on the stupid, the film became a runaway hit and a pop culture footprint was made.

The original film was somewhat tolerable, for it was a fresh idea, but was irritating because you could tell from the very beginning that nobody involved in this film wanted to make a film that was the least bit serious or competent. They wanted to create a self-aware film that was well aware of its stupidity, drape it in purposefully poor special effects, and top it off with a plethora of cameos to become a film that was doing nothing trying to garner unworthy attention. The fact is, however, many of us paid it what it didn't deserve and now we have a second sequel and a third one in the works.

This particular film revolves around Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid), this time, fighting off a sharknado that is pulverizing the east coast, particularly Washington D.C.. Fin, upon being awarded the Medal of Honor from the President of the United States (Mark Cuban), winds up trying to protect the president during the deadly twister. Finally, Fin heads to Universal Studios in Orlando, where a very pregnant April is vacationing, to try and fight off another sharknado that is destroying the city at the same time yet another sharknado is terrorizing Daytona during the Daytona 500. These storms eventually mold together to create a large, ostensibly unstoppable sharknado that can only be taken down by Fin, April, and Fin's old friend Nova (Cassie Scerbo), as they decide the only way to potentially stop it would be to go into space.

The chaos in Sharknado 3 starts early and rarely lets up, and at about ninety minutes, like its predecessors, the film becomes dreary and repetitive quickly. We get the momentary smirk when we see familiar faces like David Hasselhoff, Penn Jillette, Robert Klein, Jerry Springer, Anthony Weiner, Ann Coulter, Frankie Muniz, and even Michele Bachmann upon many others get their brief moment of fame, but these inclusions are just another ploy for the film to continue to garner unworthy attention. The monotony sets in faster than the skies can darken for an imminent sharknado, and the result is a redundant film that still is more or less giggling at itself and its concept while we should be sitting with a headache from all the eye-rolling we've done.

Sharknado has become less a film franchise and more of a marketing-rich opportunity for corporations, but mostly social media, and that fact is glaring when the film doesn't even end on a complete note and leaves a character's fate (and, to be honest, the future of an actor or actress's career) up to social media. If we had to get a Sharknado 3, could we at least have gotten one that wasn't so insistent on beating a one-note joke into the ground and one backed by a director and writer that wanted to create a decent film instead of a desperately unfunny and pathetic marketing trope?

Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Frankie Muniz, Bo Derek, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, and David Hasselhoff. Directed by: Anthony C. Ferrante.
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It's boring but somewhat watchable
KineticSeoul27 July 2015
I liked the first "Sharknado" because although it was a bad movie, it was fresh and didn't give off the vibe of it trying too hard and yet it worked. However now it seems like with each new installment this franchise actually tries to be a good and yet more family friendly movie. Although on the outer shell it tries to portray itself as one of those so bad it's actually kind of good movies. This movie seemed to try to make a joke out of movies such as "Olympus Has Fallen", "Zombieland" and "Armageddon". And that is just what this movie seemed like, just a combined parodies of other movies with bad acting, bad directing with sharks. I was just bored with this one and I give it a 4, because at least the chainsaw lightsaber part was entertaining. Plus I thought it was better than the second installment because of better wacky parts. This is a movie you gotta watch with a couple of friends to actually somewhat be entertained with it. Because it's just more fun to point out dumb stuff as a group than by yourself.

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It's definitely just as bad, maybe worse, than the others!
Hellmant6 August 2015
'SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!': Three Stars (Out of Five)

The third installment in the popular Syfy B movie series 'SHARKNADO'. This one has Fin Shepard (once again played by Ian Ziering) trying to stop a tornado of killer sharks, which stretches from Washington, D.C. to Orlando, Florida. Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo and Mark McGrath also reprise their roles, from earlier films. Frankie Muniz, Ryan Newman, David Hasselhoff, Mark Cuban and Bo Derek join the cast; which also has returning cameos from Matt Lauer and Al Roker, plus many new ones (including notorious conservatives like Ann Coulter and Michele Bachmann). It was once again directed by Anthony C. Ferrante and written by Thunder Levin. The film is bad, really bad, but so are the others and it should please fans of the series.

While Fin (Ziering) is receiving an award from the president (Cuban), in Washington, D.C., for saving Los Angeles and New York from sharknados, in the first two films, another sharknado hits the capital. This one is even bigger than the previous shark storms, and it stretches from Washington to Orlando, Florida. Fin's wife, April (Reid), is at Universal Orlando; with their daughter, Claudia (Newman), and April's mother, May (Derek). Fin, once again, tries to save his family, and the world, and stop the deadly sharknados for good. He finds help from an old friend (Scerbo) and his father (Hasselhoff).

The movie is filled with really bad acting and cheesy dialogue; it also boasts a ridiculously nonsensical plot and laughable action scenes and gore. That's all part of the fun though! People love these movies; including all of the celebrities willing to do cameos (like George R.R. Martin and Penn and Teller!). I think this installment is almost as good as the others, it's definitely just as bad; maybe worse. I enjoyed it.

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This Time…It's Pathetic
thesar-211 September 2015
Warning: Spoilers
This "movie" truly makes you want to hate life and deserves very few words or time wasted on it.

I will say, the first was one of my favorite types of films: unintentionally bad, or so it seemed. Part 2 was a little more aware, but somewhat watchable for what it was. This absolute abomination proves the terrorists are winning and I had the unfortunate coincidence of watching it on 9/11 to drive that point home.

Oh, How Did This Get Made? podcast…please stop doing these. I only watched this because you covered it and now I feel like dying a slow, painful death with a thousand spiders keeping me alive long enough to see their young devour the rest of me. THAT would be a picnic compared to what Satan produced here.
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my notes
FeastMode26 July 2019
Warning: Spoilers
Way funnier and way more awesomely bad than the previous ones. i feel like this one knew what it needed to do more than the first two. i was cracking up at so many parts, and there is one scene i will never forget .
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Damn, what the hell I just watched ?!!!
Bored_Dragon22 October 2016
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 mindblowing finale. And when you think that's it you realize there's just a bit more.

Sharknado 3 ascend 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.
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These bad films are so good!!
paulclaassen11 October 2020
Fin and April are back for yet another adventure. This time around they're in Washington DC together with their daughter, Claudia, and April is pregnant again. The film follows directly on 'Sharknado 2', and Fin receives an award for his heroic actions in 'Sharknado 2'.

The story rushes into the action way too quickly, with the next storm hitting Washington just as Fin receives his award - and all hell breaks loose. The disaster scenes are exaggerated, over-ambitions and really badly done. And, off course, the shark effects are as bad as ever.

I had very little hope of this being as interesting as its predecessors, but after the rushed opening, the film surprised me by getting better and better. There were much less humor (apart from the bad shark effects), and the film had significantly more substance and action. Even NASA is involved here. The news reports by real-life presenters and reporters gives the strange events a sense of realism.

The acting isn't bad considering this to be a cheap movie. There's even appearances by Bo Derek, Frankie Muniz, and David Hasselfhoff. Cassandra Scerbo is back as heroin Nova. Fin has his trademark chainsaw again, and I must say, Ian Ziering is looking mighty fine! There's an amazing shirtless shot of Ian - just saying...

The film features clever satirical moments. 'Sharknado 3' is the best installment in the series, and also happens to be the highest rated in the series. The ending was really pushing it to the limit, though, seriously! In general, this was very entertaining.
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Great movie stop complainining
jacobjohntaylor120 August 2018
I know people to complain about movie. Even the good ones. Stop complaining. This movie has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. It is very scary. Jaws is better but still this a good movie.
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Sharnado jumps the shark in an epic B-grade cheese fest
juneebuggy17 August 2015
Summer wouldn't be complete now without another addition to the awesomely bad Sharknado franchise. This is definite junk food for the brain, the ultimate in guilty pleasure and I enjoyed it just as much as the first 2 films.

Ian Ziering is back as Fin Shepard, giving his all and kicking shark ass all over Washington D.C and Florida as the entire east coast comes under threat from shark infused storms. Its a kind of Shark-apocalypse, a perfect storm of blood, teeth, missing limbs and epic B-grade cheese moments.

Tara Reid's (now pregnant) character returns, (still awful) along with a ton of cameos including Frankie Muniz, -that's gotta hurt, Bo Derek, Mark McGrath, Chris Jericho, Mark Cuban, the GMA team, and more. Would it be too spoilery to say all the cameo roles get eaten? Its funny.

This time around we also get David Hasselhoff, I mean it was only a matter of time until he showed up wasn't it? He plays Finns father, a retired space shuttle captain, and provides the best line from the entire movie. "Sharks. In. Space."

Yes this third installment jumps the shark literally (sorry) when it heads into zero gravity. I think that may have been the point though. The ending involving Tara Reid was so over-the-top it was beyond epic. 7/22/15
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Ann Coulter? Mark Cuban? The Hoff? Geez!
OK, you don't expect much from these films, but at least they could get the President right. Tim Russ would have been better as the President than as a General. Ann Coulter as Vice-President? Come on, that is really science fiction.

I was forced to watch this as it was filmed in Orlando.

Sharks dropping on the Daytona 500; hat is a race I would watch.

The worst part of watching this movie is that it was on Syfy. Stupid tweets like "Best movie I have ever seen," and even worse commercials.

And the ending - ugh!

Please tell me that there won't be another.
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