Sharknado: So, So Bad It Was Kinda Great? Plus: Vote for the (Inevitable) Sequel Title

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Sharknado - 2013The nuttiest storm ever was brewing Thursday night on Syfy, as a Sharknado — a tornado full of sharks, of course — ravaged Santa Monica and its neighbors.

Did you lay witness to the low-budget, over-the-top carnage? And if so, what made you a believer in fish-catapulting weather?

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Was it the way the lighting shifted numerous times during a single scene, such as early on when Ian Ziering’s character — named Fin, natch — saved a surfer girl during broad daylight/overcast skies/sepia-toned dusk?

Was it the stupifyingly poor ADR, where dubbed lines in outdoor (and some indoor) scenes synched up like a Japanese monster movie?

What was your favorite method of stopping a marauding land shark? Pool cue? Bar stool? Wall unit? Chainsaw, from within the beast?

“Candygram?”

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And how about that CGI? (In the non-sharks visual effects category, I myself got a kick out of how they would digitally insert the heroes’ SUV on stock footage of flooded streets, without having the tires spin.)

Is it a shame that Tara Reid’s performance didn’t make the cut for 2013 Emmys eligibility? Is Top of the Lake‘s Elisabeth Moss like, “Bullet, dodged”? Were you sad to see Home Alone dad John Heard “bite it” so early, or did you figure his day rate had just expired?

Share in Comments your picks for the best of the worst moments, then cast your vote for what any possible sequel (ratings won’t be in until Friday afternoon, at soonest) should be titled. (FYI, Damon Lindelof and Elizabeth Banks already hashed out a great follow-up on Twitter last night, complete with a heroine with a harpoon for an arm.)

Syfy will re-air Sharknado next Thursday, July 18, at 7/6c.



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Comments (57)

  • Sharknado 2: The Streets

    Comment by Cory – July 12, 2013 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There is only one possible sequel – and it’s name shall be…

      SHARKQUAKE!!

      We must make this the “None of the above/Other” title winner in the poll above.

      Science demands it!!

      Comment by RockGolf (@rock_golf) – July 12, 2013 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sharknado 2: Electric Boogaloo

      Comment by dude – July 12, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ‘Sharknado Vs. Piranhurricane’

    What about having the crocs from the Betty White movie?

    Comment by Midori – July 12, 2013 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was absolutely fantastic!!!! My only complaint was that it should’ve aired at 2am Saturday morning where I could enjoy it even more. How about the sharks eating the girl from the helicopter and her still being alive when the father cut the belly open with the chainsaw?

    Or my favorite when the bus driver is being pulled up the rope (with shark at his heels) and he says:
    “15k a year, no benefits, and screaming kids!!!!!”

    Love you SyFy, keep up the good work.

    Comment by Charles – July 12, 2013 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It could not have been more epic, especially if you watched it with every other person on Twitter.

    Classic.

    Comment by NatesMama – July 12, 2013 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was awesome! Absolutely horrible in every regard – which is just what I want in a bad scifi movie

    Comment by liz – July 12, 2013 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was everything I expected in a SYFY movie. You knew it was going to be awesome when they killed the shark on the boardwalk by shooting the helium tank.

    Comment by mspenn1013 – July 12, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best use of social media to hype and create the world biggest watch party, ever. The nods to other movies, like “Jaws” were awesome. Now, they need to bring back MST3K to do a special commentary show. I laughed. I cried. It was better than “Cats.”

    Comment by Michelle – July 12, 2013 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After shooting the shark that somehow jumped from the swimming pool, through the window, and into the living room which then caused the waters to turn red someone off camera comments, “Looks like it’s that time of the month.” Best worst line of the movie!

    Comment by David7118 – July 12, 2013 07:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SYFY’s no slogan should be: SYFY: We Make Cheesy Fun.

    Comment by Ezzy Klein – July 12, 2013 07:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We were laughing so hard it was worth tuning in. SyFy knows what they’re going, make it so bad it becomes the funniest thing to watch on TV.

    Comment by Amy – July 12, 2013 07:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They need to lose the imagine greater slogan. I think that episode of South Park where Whales hitting balls decides what’s on tv is pretty accurate here with Syfy. I can’t believe we lose Eureka and Warehouse 13 but they keep putting out movie after movie like this.

    Comment by Kelly – July 12, 2013 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m gonna rewatch it today and see if it lines up well with Dark Side of the Moon. That was the most awesomely bad movie I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by Ralph Hartman – July 12, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It actually lines up with Lena Horne’s “Stormy Weather”.

      Comment by David7118 – July 12, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shoulda been called Sharkspout. Or Sharacane. Those were water spouts not tornados……

    Comment by Tony – July 12, 2013 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, this film lacked a certain element of realness. ; )

      Comment by Liz – July 12, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Horribly cheesy & wonderfully enjoyable at the sAme time! I couldn’t quit watching & the watching party on Twitter made it even better. Some of the sequal suggestions were worthy Scyfy ‘s cheesiness. The best conversation hands down went to Damien Lindelof & Elizabeth Banks! Nothing like a good laugh before bed. Pure MST3k material

    Comment by Shannon – July 12, 2013 07:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m pretty sure throwing bombs into the tornado to kill the sharks was the best part. Except for when Nova fell out of the helicopter and into the sharks mouth. And then Fin diving into the shark and chainsawing it to death without killing Nova (who was still alive).

    Comment by Steph – July 12, 2013 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknado Vs. Crocnami! A tsunami washes crocs from the rivers to join the “sharknados” in their killing spree through the streets of LA. When they’ve massacred all the humans, they turn on each other in one giant, epic, special-effects-challenged battle!

    Comment by Consuela Golden – July 12, 2013 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES!!!

      Can we work in some piranhas too?

      Comment by Hana – July 12, 2013 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknado 2: Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right.

    Comment by BTM – July 12, 2013 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknado 2: Electric Sharkaloo

    Comment by Hana – July 12, 2013 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sequel Name: Sharkaclysm.
    More than just tornados, all natural disasters are now shark-producing.
    *Note: I have not seen Sharknado.

    Comment by Matthew – July 12, 2013 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With a variety of species, Syfy could do “TemPests” or “The Nor’feaster”.

    Comment by RTW – July 12, 2013 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LMAO at “Nor’feaster.” Copyright that sucker, PRONTO!

      Comment by WayneInNYC – July 12, 2013 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, even ESPN’s The Herd, is giving a shout-out! Yea, it was a terribly good movie. The sequel is going to have high expectations! More chainsaws, please! Sharknado Strikes Back or Sharknado Rises!

    Comment by what! – July 12, 2013 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was so bad it was good. How can it not be a winner with the thespian acting talents of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.

    Comment by Jenny – July 12, 2013 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Candygram” , now that was some funny sh*t !

    Comment by Whatever – July 12, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknado is currently queued up on my dvr for tonight!

    Comment by GeoDiva – July 12, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknado 2: F5 to F-Off! Or Sharkano: Deadly Eruption. Or Swampnado… because New Orleans hasn’t been hit hard enough in recent years.

    Comment by Dzneyfreek – July 12, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharkpacolypse!

    Comment by justin – July 12, 2013 10:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknado vs. Sharkcade: 17 years in the making.

    Comment by RobMF – July 12, 2013 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am pretty sure watching this movie cost me several I.Q. points and a part of my soul. Totally worth it.

    Comment by Jennifer – July 12, 2013 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did anyone see Steve Sanders give the hang loose sign near the end before he jumped out of the car filled with bombs? So fantastic. And the retirement home people were hilarious. And the conversation about how the girl’s grandparents were eaten by sharks. That kid was like, “Now I hate sharks!” I could go on and on. So awesome.

    Comment by Sarah – July 12, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknado Bites, Too

    Comment by aquaman1987 – July 12, 2013 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • On July 2nd 2010 I tweeted my idea for a SyFy movie called Sharkicane. It was retweeted all over the place. I can’t help but think I got a bit ripped off here!

    I also tweeted that the sequel would be Sharkicane vs Killer Bee-nado.

    So if we end up seeing Sharknado vs Killer Bee-icane I’m going to be highly suspect. haha

    Comment by Jason Castleman (@lethargicj) – July 12, 2013 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, I’m praying that they go the artistic route and the sequel is “Sharknado!: The Musical” It’s got that magical blend of drama, humor, maneaters and bad weather that just make a musical POP!

    And if you are listening, SyFy, I have my screenplay for “Anacondapotamus” sitting right here on my desk, right by the phone. It’s your call.

    Comment by Liz – July 12, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thoroughly enjoyed that mess. And “Fin” at the end? Perfect!! :^)

    Comment by phredd! – July 12, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • . . . . although in that final shot of the cast, I was totally expecting one last giant shark to fall from the sky and crush them ALL to death! That would have been CLASSIC!!

      Comment by phredd! – July 12, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Shark Night Rises

    Comment by Jason – July 12, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe it isn’t on again until August. It’s got such buzz now they could easily get a huge audience if they aired it this weekend.

    Or should I hold out for “Cuttlefishcano” where flaming cuttlefish spew from a dormant volcano in America’s heartland and stun us with their mesmerizing transformations before setting everyone ablaze.

    Comment by Amanda – July 12, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Due to the enormous media buzz it has created, Syfy is repeating “Sharknado” next Thursday, July 18, at 7 PM (ET/PT).

      Comment by Lambsilencer – July 13, 2013 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharkwave!

    Comment by Dayna – July 12, 2013 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thundersharks

    Comment by Lauren – July 12, 2013 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shark + volcano = Sharcano.
    Or maybe a shark head on one end and a crocodile head on the other is Sharkodile. Its the meanest creture there is. But how does it take a crap? It doesn’t. That’s why its so mean.
    But then, Sharknado the musical was good too.

    Comment by Bruce – July 12, 2013 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That was the most fun I’ve had watching a movie in ages. Who would have thought Sharks, Steve Sanders, & Twitter would all come together in this perfect storm (pun intended) of entertainment? Thanks SyFy, Lindelof, Banks, Sepinwall, & Wheaton, it was a blast.

    Comment by geekgrrl77 – July 12, 2013 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burrocane

    Comment by R.O.B. – July 13, 2013 04:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • M. Night Sharkamalan

    Comment by Doug – July 13, 2013 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No, no, sharks are played out. Time for:
    1. Piranhami (tidal wave of flesh eaters)
    2. Antferno (mutant fire ants swarm during a wildfire)
    3. Bearvalanche (avalanche. Killer grizzlies. Done.)

    Comment by Nita – July 14, 2013 01:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MantisShrimpNado(tm) would be amazing!

    Comment by Nicole Wylie – July 18, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Sharknado: So, So Bad It Was Kinda Great?”

    No, it was just bad.

    Comment by Happy Smurf – July 24, 2013 11:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sharknados with Laser Beams Attached To Their Frickin Heads

    Comment by cjeffery7 – August 9, 2013 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so very late, but from an old movie showman, the title should be for the sequel……
    S H A R K N A D O 2
    Shark Raving Mad
    Joe

    Comment by Joe Redmond – August 12, 2013 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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