Sharknado 2 (2014) Review: Doubly Disappointing

“Shark happens!”

Synopsis: Fin and April are on their way to New York City, until a category seven hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges, and deadly Sharknadoes.

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Calamity Brains:

Like Sharknado, Sharknado 2 never quite hits the mark for purposefully bad creature feature. It follows the same ridiculous premise (different city this time) and doubles down on fan favorites from its predecessor: one-liners, cameos, and flying sharks. But even with the added silliness, the overall effect of the movie is still fairly flat. There’s just too much time spent on the banal or pointless interpersonal moments. Though the additional “fuck yeah” moments are appreciated, they’re still a little too few and far between to make the movie good.

With the sheer number of celebrities who hopped on the Sharknado bandwagon for this movie, you don’t need a formal drinking game – just take a sip every time you recognize someone who really has no business being in a movie like this. And though Tara Reid hasn’t done it for me since her boob job, I gotta admit, the saw prosthetic got her closer than she’s been in years.

The ending would be the perfect amount of over the top – save the fact that there’s a repeat of one of the key elements from the ending of the first movie. I can’t decide if that means the filmmakers got lazy, or that they thought the audience really loved it, or what. Either way, it loses something being so similar.

At this point, the franchise is still not ranking high on my creature feature meter. (Even though I love the idea that in this movie, sharknadoes have become just a normal weather pattern.) You’re still going to want alcohol. Probably lots.

Calamity Brains’ Rating: C-
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The Codex Mortis Horror Hosts (Ludwig von Stroodle and Calamity Brains) are married and live in West Virginia. Pretty much everyone who sees their cabin agrees that it would be an ideal setting for a horror movie. Their pets include a black widow spider, a smart dog, and a stupid dog. When they aren’t watching horror movies, they can be found at whiskey festivals, Renaissance fairs, and board game nights.