Today I decided to take the bold leap into reviewing the Sharknado films. Well, just the ones that star wrestlers in preparation for a live stream of me watching Sharknado The 4th Awakens on July 31st. I was reluctant to undertake this task but with my trusty flavored malt liquor I bravely trekked on.
I guess I can’t really jump into the 2nd one even though it’s the first of the movies to star a wrestler. The first one centers around Fin former pro surfer and current bar owner and his family. Hurricane David is hot off the trail of Mexico and heading toward California. With it comes water spouts; funnel clouds over water full of friggin sharks. Fin saves the day. Lots of flooding California, sharks in the streets, sharks in pools, houses, whatever, you name it. Lots of horrible CGI to boot as well. It’s not that fun but it was a viral sensation and huge hit for SyFy and The Asylum.
Sharknado 2: The Second One which is its actual freaking title for some reason, opens on a plane. It’s been a year since the Sharknado. Fin’s wildly famous because of his ex wife, current girlfriend who wrote a book about how to survive a sharknado. There’s a clever bit about with Fin having a twilight zone-esque moment with seeing sharks on the wing. He thinks he’s crazy he’s not. A large majority of this movie takes place in NYC and involves his sister and brother in law and their kids. Everyone’s running around like a bunch of idiots trying to find each other as a couple of sharknadoes descend upon the city. I was quite disappointed to find out that Kurt Angle of WWE and TNA fame was only in it briefly playing a fire chief somewhere around the hour and 12 minute mark.
Kurt Angle: Fire Chief
If you’re a fan of pretty dang awful movies that are filled with celebrity cameos. I mean absolutely filled. You name em, they’re in this friggin movie. If you love that kind of stuff or are looking for fun filled evening full of your friends drinking and making fun of the movie which is exactly what this movie wants you to do, I think, you’re in for a treat. Kurt doesn’t get to show off much of his acting chops but I plan to cover some of his other outings in the future. Personally I’d give Sharknado a 1 out of 5 and Sharknado 2: The Second One a 1 1/2 out of 5. I am full of Sheetz food and alcohol so I had fun and don’t feel this was a waste of time. I just think with the insane amount of money I assume they made from the first movie, they would have had the cash for some more practical fx and a better script. I hope you’ve enjoyed my drunken ramblings about Sharknado 2. Stayed tuned sometime next week for a review of the 3rd movie. You can find me on Facebook where I’m pretty active on the blog’s FB pag Here’s the link;Wrestling With Film Facebook page I do drunken live streams of various wrestlers in films related things on there. It’s also where I will live stream my drunken commentary of Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. As always you can find me running around Pennsylvania and Ohio at Independent wrestling shows dressed as Bray Wyatt. However, I will be switching it up next month.
Stay frosty folks, Paul aka Scoochslam