Sharknado 2: The Second One – USA, 2014 – reviews

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‘Shark happens!’

Sharknado 2: The Second One is a 2014 made-forTV American horror film directed by Anthony C. Ferrante (SharknadoHansel & Gretel) from a screenplay by Thunder Levin (Sharknado, Mutant Vampire Zombies from the ‘Hood!). It stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch and Mark McGrath.


A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a ‘sharknado’ on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple…


Thankfully, the sheer ridiculousness of Sharknado 2 carries it through. It has the same relentless verve of the original movie, and the very idea of a city full of sharks that have fallen – angry and bitey – from the sky remains hard to resist.

As before, the film never really pauses, and throws in enough outrageous material to keep you chortling in disbelief – there are even sewer alligators turning up at one point, though of course they are no match for the sharks. And in its own ludicrous way, the film is pretty exciting – and the main cast, at least, still treat it as though they are making high art.

David Flint, moviesandmania





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