Sharknado (2013)

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  1. Damage

    Damage Mirror Mirror

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    Take off to the Great White North, eh?
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    Wow. Just...wow. They never cease to amaze me with their Ed Wood spirit of filmmaking.
     
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    Tara Reid... I thought her career was over now I know it is.
     
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    I feel worse for John Heard. He's actually a good actor.
     
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    What's up with the huge killer shark craze of the past several years?
     
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    With so much hype I was actually expecting the film to be worse.

    Things I learned from Sharknado:

    • You can dissipate an EF-4 tornado by dropping a bomb made from a blowtorch tank and a highway flare into it from a helicopter.

    • When a shark falls from a thousand feet in the air onto pavement, not only will it survive it will be hungry and rush toward the nearest humans and attempt to eat them.

    • Sharks can survive not only on pavement but also in chlorine.

    • Tough as sharks are, a single shot from a short-barreled revolver will kill any shark.

    • Nothing can knock out electric power in Southern California.

    • Severe shark bites can be cleaned and dressed by a lifeguard, allowing the victim to resume normal activities within the commercial break.

    • LA drivers are so blasé that when a Ferris wheel rolls across a highway and smashes into a building in front of them they will continue to drive normally on the street below the wreckage.

    • Sometimes things happen for no reason whatsoever.

    http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/13-scientific-lessons-learned-sharknad
     
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  7. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    so this is where Tara Reid has ended up...
     
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    Yeah, me too. It's not a good movie by any means, but it's actually decent apart from the terrible CGI. Certainly not enough of a trainwreck to be hilarious like something like Birdemic.

    I'm also confused as to why this movie got so much attention, they've been putting these goofy CGI pieces of crap for like a decade. Did everyone just now get SyFy?
     
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    She needs to do porn and take loads to the face.
     
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    Anybody see it at the theater when they ran it as a late show a couple of weeks ago ?
     
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    The Last Sharknado: It's About Time airs this Sunday on the SyFy channel.

    I don't really care about another Sharknado, but here's what's more interesting to me:

    It's Sharknado week on SyFy, which means new world premiere SyFy shark movies every night this week... and two in particular sound especially hilarious.

    Tonight's is Santa Jaws. No joke, that's not a typo. Santa Jaws. I'm sold.

    Tomorrow is Frenzy.



    Thursday is Nightmare Shark. It's basically A Nightmare On Elm Street... only instead of Freddy, it's, um, sharks.

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    Friday is 6 Headed Shark Attack.

    And if you haven't seen Deep Blue Sea 2 yet, that'll be airing throughout the week as well.
     
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    Santa Jaws, WTF!
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    I DVR'd the fuck outa Santa Jaws. That has a 1am drunk viewing written all over it.
     
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    The bar was extremely low for Santa Jaws, and it still didn't deliver. Felt more like a bad family film than an outrageous creature feature. The movie is about a kid with a magical pen where whatever he draws comes true (and of course, he draws Santa Jaws). There's a fleeting bit of creativity where he tries to add ways to defeat Santa Jaws to his drawing, but everything he adds ends up backfiring big time (candy cane unicorn horn and Christmas ornament teeth). But the rest was pretty blah.

    I found it extremely similar to Krampus, which was also a big disappointment. You could tell that was the movie they modeled this screenplay after, only they replaced Krampus with a shark.

    I also DVRed the rest of this week's creature features, because I hate myself.
     
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    So, Nightmare Shark. Meh. It's actually kind of a clever idea though. The movie takes place at a retreat for shark attack survivors, and the characters are all survivors of previous SyFy channel shark attack movies (namely Atomic Shark and Trailer Park Shark, both from the same filmmakers). I had never seen those and I probably never will. Nightmare Shark was pretty boring. Although the director did a decent SyFy channel backwoods slasher a few years ago called Starve, also starring Bobby Campo. Maybe he should do another slasher?


    The big surprise was Frenzy, a surprisingly fun and engaging shark attack movie and easily SyFy's best original movie effort since last October's Truth Or Dare. It's extremely fast-paced and you actually care about the characters. I liked it way more than The Shallows, which I found pretty boring. And it was probably done for a fraction of the budget. There was never a dull moment, which is exactly what I want from my creature features.

    So yeah, definitely check out Frenzy, but you can safely delete the rest from your DVR.
     

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