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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 30, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 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
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 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  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, 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 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. Jul 30, 2014
    8
    So insanely bad and campy its amazing!!! Right from the start from the way Tara signs the book to make an autograph , in the middle of one of the pages you can tell its just all one big don't take yourself too serious spoof! And its nails like a million different stereotypes and over the top one lines from action movies and all sorts of NYC/NJ stereotypes too. A movie that is so bad it makes it all the way back around to being good Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2014
    6
    I HATED the parts when Tigernado and Sharknado fought in Times Square... I was stupid... The MOVIE AND SHOW are both Stupid... and this review is obviously seriously real Expand
  5. 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, 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
  6. Aug 10, 2014
    4
    For Sharknado 2: The Second One, you obviously cannot properly criticize this movie, because it is so bad. On rate of 1 to 10, how much did you enjoy it? That is the rating system for such movies. 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. 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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