Sharknado movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This is definitely one of those so-bad-so-good movies about exactly what the title suggests: Sharknado – a tornado of sharks. This movie is absolutely laughable, violent, stupid, cheesy and terrible.


A group of friends try to save Los Angeles and the residents of the city when a monstrous hurricane swamps the area, leaving the streets and other areas flooded with shark-invested waters.

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Movie details

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Cast: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, John Heard, Jaason Simmons, Alex Arleo, Heather Jocelyn Blair
Writer: Thunder Levin
Release Date (Australia): 9 September 2013
Runtime: 86 minutes/1h 26m
Genre: Action, Horror, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains themes of threat and peril, including hurricane sequences and people being attacked by sharks.

Violence (MA15+)

Violent content includes depictions of people being attacked and dismembered by sharks, accompanied by blood detail and bloody spray.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains use of the words “ass”, “bloody” and “hell”.

mpaa rating

NR (Not Rated)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Sharknado is laughably cheesy, silly, messy and was crafted to be mocked. If everyone involved in this made-for-television movie was actually serious about it, that’s where we would have real problems. Although it’s an extremely low-grade film that’s completely deserving of how it’s been made fun of, it’s one of those kinds of disaster comedies that are so bad that they’re so good, which is why we don’t need to worry about the audiences who enjoyed this rubbish being seriously messed up in the head.

This movie is seriously messed up in the head! The title suggests exactly what the film is; Sharknado: a monstrous tornado invested by sharks. There are actually some genuine attempts at humour that either fall into the funny or unfunny category, but they’re are extremely humorous moments where the laughs probably weren’t so much intended. Not ashamed to admit it, but it’s actually kind of entertaining; a must watch for when you’re wasted.

The filming quality isn’t overly horrible, it’s just the laughably cheesy effects that provide so much to discuss, but they’re obviously present. The unreal-looking sharks fly around in the air and come crashing down to the ground, inflicting ridiculous blood effects as a result of eating humans. But all the other plain effects ranging from splashing, glass smashing and birds-eye-view sequences are terrible as well.

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