Sharknado 2: The Second One

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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 30, 2014
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

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  • Summary: Another freak storm, this time off the coast of New York City, sets Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) back into battle with hundreds of sharks in Manhattan.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Movie/Mini-Series, Horror, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Anderson
    Jul 18, 2014
    75
    Sharknado 2 is a rousing upgrade from middling shlock to high-quality schlock. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.108]
  2. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Jul 28, 2014
    70
    While it isn’t as much of a surprise as the first Sharknado, this one manages to up the ante and take advantage of its pop culture standing.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jul 31, 2014
    67
    Sharknado 2: The Second One is that kind of movie, veering more into "spoof" territory than the first one, which isn't to say that "Sharknado" was meant as high drama, but it wasn't calling attention to its absurdity in quite the same way as the sequel.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 30, 2014
    50
    Sharknado 2 doesn’t need any jokes about jumping the shark. It knows you’re going to make one and it beats you to it, literally.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jul 30, 2014
    40
    Set now in New York, instead of Los Angeles, it is just more of the insane same--insaner, if anything--in a slightly nicer suit. As with John Heard, the ringer in the first installment, the picture manages to bring everyone in it down to its level. Or close enough.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Jul 29, 2014
    30
    Sharknado 2 drags for a large chunk after [the opening sequence] and, honestly, doesn’t have enough insane action to really say it completely works as B-movie escapism.
  7. Reviewed by: Don Kaplan
    Jul 17, 2014
    20
    Sharknado 2--a slightly better, more watchable movie than its predecessor. But let’s be clear here. As a movie, the original "Sharknado" made some PowerPoint presentations seem exciting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    9
    Yes, the movie is bad, but it's the new funny bad that makes it fun to watch. Some of SYFY's other b movies are just too bad to enjoy, butYes, the movie is bad, but it's the new funny bad that makes it fun to watch. Some of SYFY's other b movies are just too bad to enjoy, but Sharknado 2 captures everything we secretly love: cheesy lines, awesomely unrealistic shots, and the tons of celebrity cameos you won't want to miss. Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2014
    8
    Honestly, this is a pretty fun movie. It's not COMPLETELY unwatchable, or TOTALLY sh#tty. It definitely has its flaws--there isn't muchHonestly, this is a pretty fun movie. It's not COMPLETELY unwatchable, or TOTALLY sh#tty. It definitely has its flaws--there isn't much character development; the movie has a too simple and unrealistic plot; the film has too many cheesy lines (“This is the Big Apple! When something bites us, we bite back!”); ans the movie has many cliche characters and crazy (but cool) shots within its 1 hour and 25 minutes of running time. The CGI is a bit dodgy at times; there are many abusrd moments, plot holes, and mistakes (for ex., people are still at work even though there are sharknadoes all over NY, unsharpened swords can easily cut through sharks, sharknadoes are possible, homemade bombs stop tornadoes bombs can be made with materials from your local Home Depot, etc); the film advances too quickly from scene to scene and the movie's pace is too quick, etc.

    But for a film made by Syfy and The Asylum, it isn't a complete mess. The cameos from lots of TV news anchors and talk show hosts help make you smile at the film's attempt to have a more realistic feel. I think that if the film actually tried to feel good, it wouldn’t be as preposterous, ridiculous, fun, and funny as it actually is. The film is supposed to be “bad”—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be an enjoyable experience. Eat some buttery popcorn, grab a beer, get your needle syringe, smoke a pack of cigarettes (or…other substances)…whatever you need to do to make the film a more enjoyable experience.

    If you like stupid B-movies like this, and if you enjoyed the first Sharknado, you’ll enjoy this. If it’s the opposite for you, then you still won’t like this movie. Also—for better or worse—there will be a Sharknado 3 premiering in 2015 on Syfy. (What’s your reaction: Ha! Ugh. LOL! WTF? Are you f%cking kidding me?)

    If you liked this review, read my other ones on movies, TV shows, and videogames. I have reviewed the 2014 films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men Days of Future Past, Godzilla, Blended, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Lego Movie, and more. I am actually still trying to find time for other film reviews, such as Robocop, Non-Stop, Divergent, Need for Speed, The Monuments Men, etc. I also review TV shows, such as: Fox's Sleepy Hollow, ABC's Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, CW's The 100, Fox's I Wanna Marry Harry, NBC's Crisis, Fox's Gang Related, TNT’s The Last Ship--and more.

    Good bye! Sincerely, AG732
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  3. Aug 2, 2014
    7
    I'm not sure you can watch Sharknado Two all of the way through in one sitting. The ridiculous quadrant of your brain needs a rest now andI'm not sure you can watch Sharknado Two all of the way through in one sitting. The ridiculous quadrant of your brain needs a rest now and then. But then, you are drawn back to see what stupid, impossible thing is going to happen next. It is what it is -- he second one. The makers of this TV movie are clearly working with a very large tongue stuck in a capacious cheek. Enjoy it or hate it. It may say more about your personality than extensive psychological testing. Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2014
    4
    Sharknado 2, like its predecessor is a bad movie that is meant to be bad. Its sole purpose is to be mocked. Within the first five minutes,Sharknado 2, like its predecessor is a bad movie that is meant to be bad. Its sole purpose is to be mocked. Within the first five minutes, there's already a ridiculous mid-flight action sequence that tops most of the first movie. Following right after that this movie is crammed with celebrity cameos who star factor faded long ago, including lazy acting, in-your-face product placement, absurd stunts and horrid special effects,.But that's part of the glory. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2016
    3
    Arguably better than the first one people say. I say how is a TV movie franchise like this still going? Bet all my money for a fifth one ifArguably better than the first one people say. I say how is a TV movie franchise like this still going? Bet all my money for a fifth one if they won't stop. Sharknado 2: The Second One manages to kill all the fun and turn them into stereotypic clichés. Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2015
    1
    Sharknado 2 is bad. Its really bad. I personally didn't enjoy it at all. It was just made to be stupid and they sort of wanted it to be ratedSharknado 2 is bad. Its really bad. I personally didn't enjoy it at all. It was just made to be stupid and they sort of wanted it to be rated horribly. I don't recommend this to anyone. Expand
  7. Aug 4, 2014
    0
    Tried to watch alone, and sober, and couldn't feel the campiness that many are pointing as a reason to give this "movie" high marks. MaybeTried to watch alone, and sober, and couldn't feel the campiness that many are pointing as a reason to give this "movie" high marks. Maybe when I have a chance to watch drunk in the company of friends, I'll change my mind and change my rating, but for now, it gets a big fat ZERO, but it's actually worse than that. Expand

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