SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE Trailer: Sharks In Manhattan

Peter Martin, Managing Editor
Because I don't have cable, I missed out on the gleeful first broadcast of Sharknado when it aired on the SyFy Channel and became a social media sensations. Thousands (or millions) of people watched it ironically and reveled in its ridiculousness. 

Now, I certainly have my soft spots for movies that are not necessarily "good," in a technical or creative sense, yet exude a cheerful desire to please, even if they fall short of their goals. But I can't in all good conscience join in ridiculing such movies; after all, making any movie is hard work for everyone concerned. In my reviews, I tend to I look for the good points, point out the bad points, and let the viewer decide what to do about it. 

With that in mind, the first trailer for Sharknado 2: The Second One strikes me as particularly cynical. I ended up watching the first one several months ago and didn't find it to be worth much comment; it's a low-budget affair with low-budget special effects that just isn't my cup of tea. And so watching the trailer for the second one feels like downing a double-sized cup of lukewarm tea. 

But, if you enjoy this sort of thing, help yourself. It airs on SyFy on Wednesday, July 30. 
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  • Pa Kent Says Maybe

    Yeah, all the stupid fun and charm to be gleaned from the first one has been replaced by fourth and fifth-tier "celebrity" cameos and wry New Yawk references.

    This is why we can't have good things, or, when we do, we should shut the fuck up and not make such a big deal of them.

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