"Fans" tweeted in their thousands to suggest a suitable title for the Sharknado sequel. What could producers possibly have gone for?
It's Shark Week ladies and gents and what better way to celebrate than unveil the announcement of the movie title we've all been waiting for. Sharknado, the film that visualised the inconceivable horror of sharks, AKA the shredders of the sea, taking to air and land as a hurricane rages through a waterlogged Los Angeles, will be reincarnated in a sequel.
Starring shark defenders Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, Sharknado saw sharks blasted in their droves out of drains, they flew in their gnashing swarms through the stormy air and swam craftily through the underwater streets of LA with one thing on their mind. Blood...and reviews so bad the acid burned through the words. The internet's reaction ranged from "woah, sharks!" to nervous disparagement that was thinly veiled behind the "LOLZ." However, one chilling question gripped everyone's minds. Could there possibly be...more sharks?
Watch The Sharknado Trailer:
Well, the swirling tornado of shark-related mayhem that left the internet speechless is on its way back for another gorefest. Rather than take viewers' suggestions and transplant the shark theme in different disaster scenarios - Sharkicane, Sharkcano, Tsharknami - you get the picture, producers have opted for a somewhat less creative title: Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Tara Reid Showed Herself To Be Handy With A Gun.
Breathe it in: it stinks. At least the first movie showed some modicum of creativity and a tongue-in-cheek, Snakes On A Plane-style transparent premise. But Sharknado 2: The Second One, if humorous at all, is funny in how boring it is and how stunted the franchise has become in spite of the endless creativity the original film has inspired.
Director Anthony C. Ferrante Brought The Horror To Life.
Thomas Vitale, executive VP of SyFy programming who are behind the TV movie said in a statement via E! Online, "Since Twitter played such a huge role in the success of the original movie, we wanted to use that platform to ask our fans to name Sharknado 2. This response is another reminder of how Sharknado has become a pop culture phenomenon. We want to thank all our viewers for their wonderful contributions to keeping up the shark-mentum."
Sharknado Actor John Heard: Always On The Look-Out For Sharks.
Hilariously, the movie is rated at a shiny, ripe 90% on Rotten Tomatoes in testament to its originality and playfulness and in contradiction to the terrible reviews the B-movie not only probably deserved but more than likely was trying to provoke with its dodgy CGI and bad acting - not to mention the shot of the shark that gets picked off like a clay pigeon as it fires itself out of a storm drain.
Sharks: they're in the sea, the streets and in the wind. You'll never close your eyes in a rainstorm again.
Sharknado 2: The Second One will wash up in a menacing surf in July 2014.