Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath directed by Anthony C. Ferrante Movie Review

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Ian Ziering in Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

Sharkinator is Back

Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) may still be divorced but they are back together and heading to NYC when the commercial flight they are on, captained by Bob Wilson (Robert Hays), gets caught in a storm, a storm full of sharks. Fortunately Fin and April know what to do and whilst all around them is panic they manage to save the day. In NYC and with April in hospital having been injured, Fin must track down his sister and her family who have become separated in New York as he senses another Sharknado is about to strike. Fortunately after writing a book about surviving a Sharknado Fin is a celebrity and finds himself with a fan, tax driver Ben (Judd Hirsch) who wants to help him whilst also bumping in to an ex in Skye (Vivica A. Fox) who is one tough broad.

I remember the night "Sharknado" premiered as my twitter feed went mental with tweets about this ridiculous movie. In fact there were so many people talking about it that you would think someone had stumbled across something revolutionary yet in truth "Sharknado" was a just a typical bad movie, entertaining for being so intentionally bad. But the best thing about this surge of popularity was that not only did it mean there would be a sequel but a sequel which would have more recognizable faces and actors queuing up to appear in it.

What that means is that on one hand we have a lot more of the ridiculousness which filled the first movie with Fin going all Sharkinator as he tries to save his family, this time his sister and her friends. But the ridiculousness starts before we even get to that with sharks attacking a plane and it is even more ridiculous than the last time. Along the way we have a shark smashed into a sign at a baseball field, another batted in to a pizza oven, more chain saw action and well far too much nonsense to mention.

But as I said the popularity of the original "Sharknado" meant we have some famous faces showing up for "Sharknado 2: The Second One" with Judd Hirsch appearing as a taxi driver, Robert Hays appearing as the captain of the plane, Billy Ray Cyrus showing up as a doctor and wrestler Kurt Angle appearing as a fire chief. It is not just famous people as this time they got access to familiar places such as Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.

What this all boils down to is that "Sharknado 2: The Second One" is as good as the first one as it recaptures the insanity of these shark storms and then improves on it by having all these cameos which add to the amusement. The question is? Is "Sharknado 2: The Second One" a bad movie or in fact a very good movie which is intentionally ridiculous to entertain in a bad movie way.

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