Movie Review – Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) is another intentionally campy made-for-television movie and is the second installment in the Sharknado series. In sitting down to watch this I hoped that the second time around for director Anthony C. Ferrante would reveal that he has learned some new tricks in keeping the movie interesting and solving the slower, duller moments of the previous entry. Overall, he has, but Sharknado 2 is only slightly more watchable than its predecessor.

The kills are actually less numerous, but this time around the script writers give us things to watch in between, like E-list celebrity cameos (Wil Wheaton and Biz Markie) and horror homages that include the Twilight Zone and, of course, Jaws (1975). It’s still intentionally bad filmmaking and the gag always threatens to wear too thin, but it does a better job at ratcheting the absurdity to comedic levels.

Sharknado 2 still isn’t something I’d recommend, but for anyone who’s curious I’d say watch this one rather than the first one.

Grade: D

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