Sharknado (2013)

logoDirector: Anthony C. Ferrante

Writer: Thunder Levin (Screenplay)

Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Alex Arleo, Neil H. Berkow

 

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

 

Verdict: Entreatingly Delicious

 

Story: When you go into a film sometimes you just need to suspense your disbelief. This film is perfect example for that, it is a crazy storyline that comes off ridiculously entertaining. It’s not difficult to pick up its just simply sharks in tornadoes and a group of people trying to outrun them and save the city before it gets completely overrun. It is full of entertaining characters that other disaster films fail to create and by doing this you really don’t know who will get pick off next. Watch it as a fun film and you will enjoy. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Ian Ziering: Fin champion surfer and bar owner who leads a group of survivors across the city to save his family, he knows how to predict the waves and counter sharks attacks. Good lead performance who lets the rest of the characters feed of his ideas.  (7/10)

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Tara Reid: April Fin’s ex-wife who wants to keep him away from his family as she believes he is a let-down, but soon tags along for the ride being the downer character. Let’s face it Tara isn’t the best actress around and this performance shows why. (4/10)

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John Heard: George a regular in Fin’s bar who leaves with his favourite bar stool, which turns into his weapon of choice against the sharks. He gets some funny lines in during his short spell with the group. (7/10)

 

Cassandra Scerbo: Nova one of Fin’s employees at the bar who also has a crush on him, when the sharks start to attack Nova is the one who kicks all their asses. Good performance turning what looks like an innocent naïve girl into a kick ass scene stealer. (8/10)

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Jaason Simmons: Baz a friend of Fin’s who joins on the adventure, he is also a surfer and full of one liners. Good supporting performance offering a lot of comic relief. (7/10)

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Director Review: Anthony C. Ferrante – Turns a barmy idea into one of the most entertaining films to date a full blown sit down enjoy film. (7/10)

 

Horror: Sharks in Tornadoes do I need to say anything else? (9/10)

Settings: LA being destroyed has happened before but this way makes each scene look more devastating. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Asylum as known for poor special effects in purpose. (3/10)

Suggestion: This is a must watch as it falls into the category of so bad its good. (Watch)

 

Best Part: Nova, helicopter, watch to see why.

Worst Part: Tara Reid.

Action Scene Of The Film: The final take down of the tornadoes.

Funniest Scene: Nova’s final appearance.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Has one

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $1 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

Tagline: Enough Said!

 

Overall: Fun Entertaining Enjoyable

Rating 75

6 comments

  1. I think you just about nailed this one. Laughably bad and infectiously enjoyable. Weird fucking movie lol.

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    • thanks for the advice, i will get more up on IMDB, i always write them so far in advance i always seem to forget to go back and post them on there, how is Metacritic? did put some up on there too

      • You know, I haven’t messed with Metacritic yet. I’m so swamped (I write for Best-Horror-Movies, Dread Central, Starburst Magazine, Addicted to Horror Movies and Horror Novel Reviews, and the five outlets REALLY bog me down and leave me with little time to actually promote/expand my sites) I just haven’t gotten around to it. It’s something I need to look into for sure, though!

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