I've been championing The Asylum and their schlocky splendour for years and I was all over the MEGA SHARK movies like a rat to a sewer pipe (I live for this stuff). SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE is nothing short of a B-Movie Masterpiece. It takes everything that was good about the first movie and amplifies it tenfold. Ian Ziering returns as the reluctant (and then not so reluctant) hero who returns to his home town of New York having just rid Los Angeles of a sharknado. As his plane descends across the city a new sharknado, much bigger than the last, strikes and he finds himself as the city's only hope of survival. Kicking ass alongside him is Vivica A Fox and with sharks raining down upon them, they're joined by a cavalcade of cameos such as: Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Laurer, Al Roker, Parez Hilton, Kelly Osborne, Robert Hayes, Robert Klein, Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch, Jared Fogle, Richard Kind and Will Wheaton. And of course the god-awful Tara Reid returns but thankfully only in an extended cameo capacity.
Phew. The Asylum really nailed this one. They gauged the response to the first movie perfectly and delivered exactly what the genre fans wanted. The gore has been ramped up and humans pop all over the sidewalk. Heads splat, limbs fly and guts rain. Ian Ziering is a new b-movie hero on the scene and he plays it to perfection... actually his cheesy bravado and epic one-liners conjure thoughts of Bruce Campbell in EVIL DEAD. I had so much fun watching SHARKNADO 2 that it might just register on my 2014 top 10 list. It's a hell of a lot of fun and delivers precisely what it promises. Schlock-b-movie-creature-feature-brilliance! Bring on part 3.