WHEN a movie called Sharknado has a sole tag line of “enough said”, you know expectations aren’t high.
Unless you love bad movies – in which case that tag line just raises expectations higher than the English press believing in an Ashes win.
Sharknado – written by a guy called Thunder Levin (that’s his real name, apparently) and directed by the guy who did the make-up for Scarecrow Slayer and The Revolting Dead (yes, those two…), is pretty much what you think it’s going to be – sharks, caught up in an almighty TORNADO, and then landing on people.
Take that, Snakes on a Plane. Take that, Sharktopus. Take that, Piranhaconda.
Sometimes, they land right on people, judging by the trailer. Which you should watch right now, just to see Ian Ziering (yes, Steve from Beverly Hills 90210) actually leap into a shark with a chainsaw. If you want to see that bit, skip straight to 50 seconds in.
Don’t seek logic (why does the tornado choose only man-eating sharks? Why don’t they die ONCE THEY’RE OUT OF WATER? Where DID Tara Reid go since the American Pie movies and did she really need cash this badly?).
Just watch for the pure absurdity of a flying shark shot out of the air with a hand gun. Of shots of people picking up household items such as what appears to be a spray-can to fend off the sharks. In their houses. Of CGI sharks falling out of the air on to a city.
And why do they hit so many billboards? And windows?
Let’s leave the last word to the director, Anthony Ferrante: “There’s a flood. And a storm. Don’t worry about it.”