An Open Letter To The ‘Sharknado’ Movie Franchise
All things considered, are these movies really that bad?
You've been through a lot haven't you? People like to rip on you for being "ridiculous" or "cheesy" but do they not realize the pure joy you can bring?
Sure, the idea of a tornado swarming with sharks is pretty terrifying and honestly, with 2020 being a year out of a SyFy Channel movie, it's suddenly not out of the realm of things that would not surprise us.
We could really learn a lot from you, Sharknado. You took a movie that people thought was absolutely insane and made an entire six-movie franchise out of it!
You embraced the irony and insanity of it all and used that to make some of the most comedic titles for each and every sequel.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" is hilariously simple.
"Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No" totally embraces what we, along with the characters in the film were all thinking.
"Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" just gets points for being so damn clever.
I also can't think of any movie that drew me in solely based on the irony of watching something everyone had assumed would be terrible but then, I stuck around because it kept me on my toes, made me laugh and gave me some moments that have stuck with me for years.
Nova was one of my absolute favorite characters and I commend you in her casting. She was a total badass!
Can we also talk about that part in "The Second One" when Tara Reid's character gets her hand bit off?
And how she later replaces that hand WITH A SAW and uses it to help the gang obliterate a bunch of sharks in New York City!
Sharknado, I really could go on and on about how great your franchise is. From the insane moments, to the hilariously awesome cameos, and even down to the soundtrack, there is much to be loved and revered about you.
You also have shown us, in the event of an actual Sharknado, to always have chainsaws ready.
When it comes down to it, Sharknado, you are my guilty pleasure and so we finish out this year's Shark Week with this homage to you.
*Cue the Sharknado theme song by The Offspring*
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