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Sharknado! yep... a movie about a shark tornado

Discussion in 'Scuba Diving TV & Movies' started by tech_diver, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives:
    Location: Cold Northern Part
    Yes, it has happened.
    Sharknado (TV Movie 2013) - IMDb
    Flying sharks...since there are no more intelligent stories left to be told.
    Besides, flying pirahnas has already been done...

    Technically the sharks weren't flying, they were just sky surfing in tornadoes. But that gave them all they needed to launch an attack against Los Angeles. A 2200 pound shark is surprisingly aerodynamic.
    I zipped through most of the movie where some actors I remember from somewhere years ago struggle to bring formulaic characters to life. I wanted to get right to the flying sharks. Yes, the title says it all. You may think a great white shark is bad news in the water but wait till you see them flying around. This is the big break that sharks have been waiting for. As in all SyFy Original movies, they end up killing the monster with some explosive device made of canisters, tubes and wires taped together that the brave protagonist has to stick it in the monster's mouth, eye or butt at just the right time to kill it. I never guessed it would work on tornadoes filled with sharks.

    This would be heart-breaking on the level of shark conservation but then we look at some previous SyFy Channel movies

    Jersy Shore Shark Attack
    Malibu Shark Attack
    Shark Swarm
    Swamp Shark

    This would be heart-breaking to me as a novelist knowing how many great books there are out there that would be great movies but then I look at some previous SyFy Channel movies

    Megapython vs Gateroid

    Just look at the whole list...

    Category:Syfy original films - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This isn't the absurdist use of violence we see peppered with the great lines of a Tarantino film. It's too gorey to be funny in a Monty pythion kind of way. So boys and girls, how do we feel about this? Does it bring awareness to the plight of oceanic apex predators?
  2. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver Tech Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Subic Bay, Philippines
    One of the best 'so bad, it's good' movies I've seen for a while.

    Best of all was the continuity... showing a giant storm, then cut to characters standing on a sunny, calm beach. Or that they didn't 'close off' shooting locations, so we see people getting devoured by flying tiger sharks, whilst commuters go about their routine business in the background.. LMAO

    The shark 'chasing' one character up a climbing rope was particularly inspired... chomp-chomp-chomp as it chewed its way up the rope! ha ha ha

    Not to mention all the 'spliced' footage hilarity... stuff purloined from documentaries (great white swimming in deep blue), then flash to a shark fin emerging from a muddy storm drain. The 'hurricane' spliced footage was great too... I recognized spliced footage from earlier typhoons in the Philippines - didn't look like Beverly Hills at all :D

    I also loved the fact that characters choose to confront attacking sharks with chainsaws, even though they were riding around in a mini-gun armed Hummer... that they 'happened' to find sitting around on an LA side-street... (look closely... you'll see the gatling gun...)

    *spoiler* 'Equalizing' tornadoes (and dispersing them) by throwing home-made LPG camping-stove bottle 'bombs' was also a stroke of genius... who'd have guessed... think of all the lives that could have been saved in real life.... LMFAO
  3. oldschool

    oldschool Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Temple TX
    How about "Nunnado"? A tornado hits a convent, sucks up a bunch of yard stick weilding banshee nuns and dumps them indiscriminately upon unexpecting juvenile delinquents.
    tech_diver and Jim Lapenta like this.
  4. ladyfishdvr

    ladyfishdvr Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Rochester NY USA
    ROFL I watched this the other night. Loved the part where the guy cuts his way out of the shark from the inside.
  5. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Norway
    Attack of teh killer tomatoes comes to mind :p
  6. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives:
    Location: Cold Northern Part
  7. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

    Missed this. No tv near me. Too bad - I really like documentaries on bizarre weather phenomena.
    Tigerman likes this.
  8. djtimmy77

    djtimmy77 Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: RPB, FL
    We tried so hard to enjoy it but had to turn it off after an hour. Couldn't take it anymore.
  9. Alfawolfje

    Alfawolfje Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tokyo

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