Following my new rating system I give Sharknado 2, 2 buckets of popcorn and 2 bottles of wine.
(0 Bucket of Popcorn – Great; too busy to eat! – 3 Buckets terrible – nothing else to do)
(0 Bottles of Wine – Great; too exciting to drink. 3 Bottles – nothing else to do)
I couldn’t, in all good conscience, talk about which movies help define my Sci-Fi perspective without talking about Sharknado 2.
Yes, to some it could be considered Sci-Fi and to others, it falls ‘into another category.’
To me it falls ‘into another category’. Even though I enjoyed the movie, it is too commercial and too self-deprecating to fall neatly into the Sci-Fi genre.
After seeing Sharknado 1, and enjoying it, I looked forward (a little) for Sharknado 2. I found the first one by accident before it became a cult explosion. My wife and I immediately knew there would be a 2 and sure enough there was. Hollywood would never miss the chance to make money of a crazy story line.
This movie didn’t fall within my definition of Sci-Fi because it didn’t try to be Sci-Fi. Its only purpose was to carry the silly story one step further and entertain us with a crazy movie. Sci-Fi in my world has a message, aside from just creating a quick knock-off to make money. Good Sci-Fi takes some element of human nature, science and fiction and shows us something different. To me Sharknado 2 didn’t fit this bill.
I did enjoy it and I’m amazed how a small bomb will break down a tornado. Amazing….
Ray Jay Perreault