Writer: Scotty Mullen (Screenplay) Thunder Levin (Characters)
Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Billy Barratt, Yanet Garcia, Porcha Williams
Plot: 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.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Fun Like it Should Be
Story: Sharknado 5: Global Swarming starts as Nova (Scerbo) has gone full adventurer, searching for answer to why the Sharknados appear, her latest adventure finds her in England where she needs Fin (Ziering) to go full Raiders of the Lost Ark parody. This only releases the deadliest of all Sharknados which is now attacking London.
Defeating the storm in London, Fin’s son Gil (Barratt) gets sucked into the storm and Fin joins NATO in the latest defence efforts against the storm that has become a global killer.
Thoughts on Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
Characters – Fin is still the hero, NATO turn to him for help when the Sharknados appear again, but this time Fin is involved to save family using all his skills. April is still now advanced android skilled but now she has upgrades when it comes to fighting the sharknadoes. Nova has returned now and has created her own defence league against Sharknados, studying them to uncover the truth about how to stop them. We have a host of characters appearing in the film to help along the way.
Performance – By now we have come to love the Sharknado films for the performance that are not the best, we see everything we expect in the performance which fit the style of the film, this gives us a chance to play cameo bingo with the rest of the cast.
Story – The story here has jumped the shark but I felt the last on went slightly too far, this one works on the levels you need it too. We have a world tour of shark hunting to stop the sharknados which gets extra moments of laughter. This story will never make sense but is one you can switch your brain off and enjoy.
Horror/Sci-Fi – The genres involved here work for the film as they use the horror of sharks in tornadoes and a sci-fi story show how over the top the idea is.
Settings – This time we have a world tour which does add to the comedy involved in the film as we get to see how culture iconic locations can be used as defensive weapons.
Scene of the Movie – Sharkzilla
Final Thoughts – If you are watching the 5th one of these you know what you are getting yourself into and this is one of the better sequels as we get to have plenty of fun this time around.
Overall: Great addition to the franchise.