Cinematic Adventures: Sharknado

Let’s see what Hollywood has in store for us this time around in another installment of Cinematic Adventures. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a look at something that is so ridiculous that it’s awesome. The film that I am referring to is one of the craziest concepts I have ever seen adapted into a motion picture, Sharknado.

Normally I would give you a brief synopsis explaining the story and the characters involved here, but something dealing with sharks and tornadoes doesn’t really need an introduction at all whatsoever. All you need to know is that a massive tornado has hit Los Angeles, and has dropped sharks everywhere, which eventually attack everybody and invade the entire city, and soon, the world. A local bar owner then sets out on a mission to save his ex wife from dying, believe me, that as far as the plot will take you.

Once the journey begins, we are treated with one epic death scene after another that range from awesome, to downright silly. Ever wondered what being smashed by a ferris wheel would look like, or how impactful being crushed by a Hollywood sign would be. Maybe jumping with a chainsaw into a sharks body has been something you have always wanted to do. Well, this movie shows you how of all these scenarios would play out in the real world, with extremely funny results.

Let’s take some time now to go over the high and low points of the film. Easily the main highlight is the special effects that the creators were able to pull off on such a small budget. That fact alone makes each and every scene that much more entertaining to watch. My only real gripe here is that some of the dialogue was really bad, and tended to drag on just a little bit too long before something happened. Other than that though, everything else was good enough to outweigh the good over the bad in the long run.

Sharknado was a dumb, yet entertaining b-movie that will entertain those who are willing to leave their brain at the door. Anybody with a critical mind however may want to look elsewhere for a masterpiece, because it doesn’t exist here.

That concludes my thoughts on Sharknado. If there are any other movies you would like to talk about, please let us know about them in the comments below.

Here is a video that I found for it, enjoy!