There's a storm a-brewin'
B-movie curve: C
The perhaps less-than-anticipated “Sharknado 4: the 4th Awakens” is set to premiere July 31 on the Syfy channel and, although I boast about my love of quality films, I’m of-fish-ially pumped.
I’ve gained an affinity for things that are deemed “so bad they’re good.”
My most recent ventures include the early-1990’s sci-fi-heavy-on-the-fi series “Twin Peaks” and the 2003 independent film “The Room,” created by Tommy Wiseau, a self-made man with a $6 million budget who didn’t understand the difference between shooting on film and digital so he decided to shoot the entire film on both. Truly the American dream.
Don’t worry – what Wiseau lacks in knowledge of producing and directing he does not make up for in performance.
After adding these to my repertoire of cringe-worthy classics, the “Sharknado” trilogy seemed like the obvious next step.
Sharknado 2: The Second One
When it rains, it pours
B-movie curve: C
This. This is worse.
Without all the wonder of the sharknado being the first-ever storm of its kind, “Sharknado 2: The Second One” relies mainly on the witty banter between characters and the ungodly amount of underwhelming celebrity cameos.
A panic-stricken Fin Shepard and ex-wife — but not really — April, played by Tara Reid, are traveling to New York City when their plane descends into a vicious storm. It’s revealed that yet another sharknado has unleashed, this time on the east coast.
The kicker here is no one believes Fin when he says a sharknado is even possible.
And that’s fair. It is pretty obscure. I’d have a hard time believing him too unless, of course, a sharknado just happened on the west coast.
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
The three-quel no one was prepared for
B-movie curve: B-
Oh hell yes.
The best thing about the third movie of a series is that typical pitfalls that apply to the sequel are actually advantages in a three-quel, as long as they’re done up just right.
In this case, “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” is back and more campy than ever.
“Sharknado 3” takes everything bad about “Sharknado 2” and asks, “How could we make this any worse? I mean, it seems impossible, but there’s got to be a way.”
And they do it so irreverently that you have no choice but to love every bloody moment.