Sharknado | Movie Review

August 4, 2014 Blog Fun 24

Gin @ Gin’s Book Notes suggested (jokingly) that I review this movie and suddenly the review was forming in my head. So, this random review of Sharknado was born. Enjoy!

Sharknado | Movie ReviewSharknado by Thunder Levin
Series: Sharknado #1
on July 11, 2013

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
Length: 86 Minutes

My Thoughts going in…

I had seen so many people talking about Sharknado – most notably Angie @ Pinkindle and Michelle @ Because Reading. And then my brother had seen it and thought it was hilarious. He also thought I probably wouldn’t like it because I don’t tend to like stupid movies. Or horror flicks. So a stupid movie billed as horror? Not a good sign. But I had to just see what the big deal was. So in I went…

The Good & The Bad…

There is absolutely nothing good about this movie. Seriously. The acting is horrible. The concept is ridiculous. The special effects are worse than awful. But all the bad stuff – that’s what made it good. It’s so freaking ridiculous that you can’t help but laugh.

Some questions I asked while watching Sharknado

Note: There are some spoilers in these questions. If you care about having Sharknado spoiled that is. I’ve tried to word them so that most the big plot points (LOL, right, plot points) won’t be spoiled.

Was that a HammerHead shark, right next to a Great White Shark?

Why are they running? Shouldn’t they be safe on land?

You’re kidding me, right? (this question I asked numerous times)

You expect me to believe that scar is from what? (though it actually looks like a bad tattoo)

Did he just use a chair to kill a shark?

Where are all these sharks coming from?

How are there sharks in the pool and the house, but not in the street?

Anyone else wondering how the sharks survived in those drains?

Do all surfers know how to do this shit?

Is bomb making something you learn in pilot school? Because that doesn’t seem quite right…

And is that really how you make a bomb? Is that a fire alarm?

Why haven’t storm chasers figured out the bomb theory yet?

Wouldn’t that drop kinda kill the shark? Assuming that the lack of water or the tornado or the bomb wouldn’t have yet that is…

Again – where are all these sharks coming from?

Is it just me, or should he try out for the Olympics? That’s quite some distance he’s covering…

Did that shark just get bigger? And smaller again?

No freaking way! Did he really end up in the same shark?

How did that saw miss her?

They really made a Sharknado 2?

Concluding Sentiments…

So yeah, that was the stupidest, worst movie ever. But I laughed my ass off and will definitely watch Sharknado 2 when it comes to Netflix. For now, though, my monthly stupid quotient has been met and then some!

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24 Responses to “Sharknado | Movie Review”

  1. Anis Rehman

    Berls i completely agree with you. It was a ridiculous movie and that’s why after uploading the trailer on Indus Movies. i never uploaded the movie on my site despite of releasing. lol

  2. Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    I’m not entirely convinced that this is a real thing, Berls. I mean . . . you’re a smart girl, and at least somewhat tech savvy. You can do those cool puzzle cover reveal thingys. So it wouldn’t be that hard to create some ridiculous movie poster, and honestly . . . that makes WAY more sense than this movie actually existing . . . o.O

  3. Lola

    I didn’t know you reviewed movies too! That’s really cool! I don’t think I could do that, haha, because I wouldn’t know what appropriate terms to use! Lol, I guess this movie is pretty ridiculous…but good? Okaaay. 😉

    • Berls

      LOL no, I don’t really review movies. This was totally random because I just watched Sharknado and Gin suggested a review. That’s why I didn’t use any official terms – I don’t know any! 😉 But it was a fun exercise. Ridiculous movie deserves a ridiculous review, right? It’s one of those movies that’s so bad, it’s good – if that makes any sense for you.
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  4. Angie F.

    HAHAHA! YES! I’m so glad you joined us in the awesomeness that is Sharknado! And reviewed it! I actually have “SyFy Sunday” listed in my blog idea notes for when I finish Chick Flick Friday. LoL

    I actually had a lot of your same questions when I was watching it! Mostly where are all of those sharks coming from, since really, there aren’t that many sharks in the ocean. At least that we know of…And I did notice that the sharks changed sizes! I also noticed that during Sharktopus vs Pteracuda, since both seemed to grow and shrink depending on what they’re doing!

    But who cares! It’s so fun! 😀
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  5. Stormi

    I have only watched part of this one and the second one..OMG can we say cheesy..the best part about the second one is Kelly and Michael and even Gelman(sp) from Live with Kelly and Michael and in Sharknado 2 and the acting doesn’t get much better..boy that that one guy can do with a chainsaw when it comes to killing sharks..LOL. My dad loves watching these movies but I refuse…lol.
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  6. Jessica @ Strung Out On Books

    It’s so funny that you posted this, since I watched this today. I watched the second one yesterday, and it’s even worse than the first- not sure if it’s a bad thing though. It was entertaining, if not totally annoying. Hilarious review! I thought of the same questions when watching, like where did Tara Reid’s character get the purse with the cell phone after escaping her now shark infested house? Maybe I just didn’t see it. Thanks for sharing!
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