• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 30, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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
  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: Rob Owen
    Jul 30, 2014
    70
    Technically, Sharknado 2 is pretty much just as sloppy as the first film, with scenes that supposedly take place during a storm filled with streams of natural sunlight, but the amateurish quality is part of the franchise’s charm.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Jul 24, 2014
    70
    The dialogue is intentinonally bad. The CGI work is intentionally cheap. The plot is intentionally ludicrous. The shock tactics are intentionally schlocky. And all this bad adds up to one monstrously good time, particularly if experienced with a rowdy and ready group of friends.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Rorke
    Jul 30, 2014
    63
    Like a lot of junk food, Sharknado might taste good while you’re eating it--but even with Cheetos you have to know when to take your hand out of the bowl.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jul 29, 2014
    58
    The overall effect isn’t quite intoxicating, and it might be better if you’re intoxicated in one form or another. Still, Sharknado 2: The Second One is part of a continuing pop culture chain of events that doubles as a rags-to-riches success story for a likable rag-tag director.
  8. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jul 30, 2014
    50
    Kind of hilarious. Kind of silly. Mostly a game of spot-the-cameo players and teasing about what moment a certain chainsaw will come in contact with certain bodies.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 29, 2014
    50
    Sharknado 2 intends to be nothing more than dumb fun, and it succeeds well enough at that. But it also leaves you regretting that the Sharknado team (Anthony C. Ferrante again directed from a script by Thunder Levin) didn’t reach for camp greatness.
  11. 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.
  12. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jul 28, 2014
    40
    The good news is that The Second One often is worse (in a good way) and does boast at least one viral YouTube clip, starring the head of the Statue of Liberty. (Poor Lady Liberty.) But The Second One is also more predictable, silly and self-conscious of the legacy.... For "Sharknado" fans: B- For viewers with highly refined tastes--or any taste--and sharks: F+
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »