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Sharks… Tornado… Sharknado…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 11, 2013

It sounds like some filmmaker for SyFy has the soul (and budget) of an indie game dev. “Here’s $50 grand and the phone number to my nephew, who has a fledgling CGI studio. Make us a horror movie!”

I guess when you get into that situation you can either make the best movie possible under considerable constraints… or you just go all-in for bad, the kind of bad that you hope transcends bad into the realm of good.

This… might just be that bad.

And this…

As Brian Fargo said, I would have loved to have been in the meeting where they pitched this concept.

My wife is saying, “No! No, no no no NO!” But I think I may actually try and watch this one. Or at least record it for future watching.  You know, for those times where you just need to put your brain into neutral for a little while.

Good gravy. I really do hope that this movie is self-aware of its ludicrousness and isn’t trying to play it completely straight. With lines like, “We’re gonna need a bigger chopper,” I think I don’t need to worry about that.

Filed Under: General, Movies - Comments: 5 Comments to Read

  • Xenovore said,

    I saw that and was like, “Whut? Seriously?! C’mon. . . Wait a minute, that might actually be hella entertaining!” =D

  • Anon said,

    I think a movie like this is more honest than, say, “Snakes on a Plane!”.

  • Brian 'Psychochild' Green said,

    I was at the local aquarium the other night with a friend. They had a little video kiosk about a guy who wanted to “bring a peaceful end to whale hunting.” My friend and I thought about what it would be like to bring about a violent end to whale hunting. He suggested making a cyborg whale that escaped from a lab and is now terrorizing whaling ships. We joked that this would be a perfect movie for Syfy.

    Little did we know that we actually put a bit too much effort into thinking about it when hearing about Sharknado the very next day….

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Syfy is pretty much the king of ridiculous plots for their monster movies. I guess their thinking is – no matter WHAT they do, they are going to get the same 1.5 million viewers watching it, so there’s no sense in putting too much thought into it.

    I think they need to enter a partnership with the Rifftrax guys (I mean, they kinda sorta had one before, a couple decades ago) to sell the movies WITH the Rifftrax commentaries as direct downloads.

  • LateWhiteRabbit said,

    I never can get into “B-Movies”, and I’ve never had anything hit the “so bad it’s good” level for me. I just cringe, wince, and look for something else to watch. I get zero entertainment out of bad movies.

    Of course, I like to watch movies alone, and almost never do so with friends, so I don’t have any opportunity to riff on the movies.

    Poor Tara Reid. I’d forgotten she existed until seeing her in this trailer.