Sharknado 2: The Second One

  • Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 30, 2014
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17

Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 28, 2014
    30
    Aside from a few clever moments (like an homage to “The Twilight Zone’s” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” episode; or the challenge of finding appropriate weapons, thanks to New York’s gun--and hardware--laws), the creatives haven’t managed to bridge the gap between blood-spurting exploitation and winking genre parody.
  3. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jul 30, 2014
    25
    If you're in the Sharknado fan club, you'll probably like the sequel. If not, you'll probably ignore it and watch something else. In either case, enjoy.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jul 24, 2014
    25
    Usually, follow-ups to goofy films like the first "Sharknado" suffer because the makers are too conscious of the original. In this case, though, they just don't seem to give a shark.
  5. 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.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  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. Full Review »
  2. 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 ofSo 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 Full Review »
  3. Jul 30, 2014
    6
    Bigger and dumber than it's predecessor, but arguably better. With a larger budget, tons of great cameos from D-list actors, and a lot ofBigger and dumber than it's predecessor, but arguably better. With a larger budget, tons of great cameos from D-list actors, and a lot of super cheesy memorable moments, it's definitely crazier than the first. Aside from a much slower start it's about on the same quality as the first. There's a larger focus on goofy humor and over the top action, which definitely proves they were trying to one up the first Sharknado in the absurdity department. Truth be told it's another one that has to be seen in order to be believed. If you liked the first Sharknado you'll like this one for the same reasons. Same goes for those that hated the first. I give it a 6.8/10. Full Review »