DVD Review: SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE – It’s Better Than The TRANSFORMERS Franchise


You are to blame for Sharknado 2: The Second One. This comedy-horror-sci-fi-disaster movie would not exist if people had not watched the original Sharknado. The fact Sharknado 3 is on the way means that you didn’t learn your lesson. These will keep coming if you keep watching. The only saving grace for all this is that the film first aired on Sy-Fy, so it’s not like many people forked-out cash for this.

This time a Sharknado (a tornado filled with sharks, duh!) hits New York City, causing all kinds of cut-rate CGI carnage. This movie isn’t reviewable, you’ll be interested or you won’t. If you are, settle down and get ready to see a slew of z-list celebrities chomped on by sharks – want to watch Kelly Osborne beheaded by a poorly rendered CGI Great White? You got it.

I find it hard to believe that we live in a world where a movie Sharknado has franchise potential, however I think that this is probably better than many of the Transformers sequels. Everyone involved in this is totally aware that this is terrible and they all seem to embrace the aesthetic, whereas the Transformers movies do everything with such po-faced seriousness that you’d think they were adapting a sacred text and not a toyline.

I’m not quite sure who sits down and watches something like this voluntarily but I’m sure they have their reasons. I’ve see a few of these films from The Asylum where they ram two words together to create a ridiculous title and low-rent B-movie and and I have to be honest and say that this is the best so far. Maybe that’s because there are a few Jaws jokes in there or that Airplane! star Robert Hays plays a pilot on the film’s opening. Or maybe it’s because I’ve been finally beaten down by these cut-rate schlock fests. Anyway, this is a bad film, but it’s not the worst example of this new comedy/horror sub-genre.

Like it or loathe it, the Sharknado franchise looks like it’s here to stay. You’ll either embrace Sharknado 2: The Second One of run screaming in the opposite direction. One of those decisions will make you a good person. I’ll let you make the choice.

Special Features

Sharknado 2: The Second One comes with commentaries and gag reels and everything else you could ever want if you were a fan of the movie.