Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) Film Review

Posted: December 8, 2014 in Horrendous Horror Movies
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Sharknado 2: The Second One, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, was amazing! (One could even say Sharknado 2: The Second One chomped its way into my “Favorite Movie” list.)

New York City is in danger! Several sharknados, bringing ravenous sharks and torrential downpours, are headed there, and if they collide, “we’re talking about a storm of biblical proportions.” Can Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) save the day?

Fin and April, when flying into New York City, did save their plane from being destroyed by sharks…although a few passengers, including the kindly flight attendant (Kelly Osborne), did lose their heads. April, too, experienced a loss; her beautiful hand was eaten by a scarred shark. (Don’t worry, though. She’ll be reunited with it again.)

I commend Sharknado 2: The Second One on their brilliant nod to Twilight Zone. Fin, like William Shatner’s character in “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” believes he saw something on the wing, and freaks out. Once he settles down, Fin looks at the wing again, yet no shark can be seen.

This film, much to my delight, references Jaws, as well, seeing as Fin’s sister and brother-in-law are named Martin (Mark McGrath) and Ellen (Kari Wuhrer) Brody. Quint, who performed most of Sharknado 2: The Second One’s soundtrack, featuring Anthony C. Ferrante and Robbie Rist, is another great nod to Jaws.

Quint performed “(The Ballad of) Sharknado,” Sharknado 2: The Second One’s theme song, and wow, was it fantastic! You know a song will be great when the lyrics include: “Run away from the sharknado. It’s your greatest foe, foe, foe!” To listen to the entire song, click here.

Billy Ray Cyrus, along with Quint, wrote a song: “Crawl.” Cyrus also attempted to act when cast as Dr. Quint. (Look, another Jaws reference!) Unfortunately, Cyrus was the most monotone doctor ever! I would even compare him to Dr. Schroder from Alien Agenda: Project Grey (2007).

Cyrus isn’t the only cameo that Sharknado 2: The Second One contains; we are also treated to Kelly Ripa, Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton, Andy Dick, Michael Strahan, Perez Hilton, and Biz Markie, to name just a few.

But my absolute favorite cameo was Al Roker, a brilliant weather forecaster, who provided some of the BEST lines. One of the BEST lines comes when Roker describes a sharknado as “a twister with teeth.” (I LOVED it!)

And Sharknado 2: The Second One just wouldn’t be the same unless April placed a rotating blade upon her hand nub, and began slaughtering rapacious sharks as they whizzed through the air towards her.

If you disliked this film, it means that you are incredibly jealous that you cannot ride a shark through a tornado while wielding a chainsaw and shouting, “Yee-haw!” (Sharknado 2: The Second One would make a fabulous Christmas present!)

To watch the trailer, click here

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