Follow my blog with BloglovinLast night’s get-together went swimmingly. There was good wine, great food, the best Key lime pie… Perhaps the most significant part of the night, however, was the entertainment; we watched Sharknado 2: The Second One. That’s right, I actually spent the evening curled up with a glass of Riesling and the long-awaited sequel to Syfy’s huge hit last summer.
Last time, we ran the gamut of shark shows: Sharknado, Ghost Shark, some “The Most Dangerous Game”-esque shark movie that I can’t find right now. So, of course, this time we rewatched Sharknado before settling in for The Second One. Honest opinion?
Nothing can compare to the first time you see that spiral tunnel with hammerheads and great whites swimming around the outside, but I will say that the ridiculous number of celebrity cameos (especially the Today Show team) and spot on product placement kept me entertained. (Jared eating a sandwich on the subway underneath a Subway sign? Brilliant!) There were also some great moments that completely lived up to my expectations: the shark homerun; flaming sharks falling from the sky; shark pizza?! Basically, if these kind of movies are your thing, go ahead and check out Sharknado 2. It’s a bit long, and some of the moves are overdone, but overall it doesn’t disappoint. Oh, and the sword is obviously greater than the chainsaw! (While you’re at it, check out the Go Shark Yourself! app from Syfy for a bit of gory fun!)
After eight years with a guy who’s willing to watch literally anything, I have to admit that I’ve become a bit of a good bad movie connoisseur. In case you’re looking for an absurdly ridiculous movie fix to get you through life post-Sharknado 2, here are a few of my favorite good bad movies:
The Moon Fuhrer? That’s right, the Third Reich escaped to the moon, and they’re ready to take over the Earth, turning everyone in their path into picture perfect Aryan creations.
Warning – This very low budget thriller gets a bit gory… pretty much throughout the entire movie, but the main character is a bad ass, and I would definitely recommend it.
This one is a bit old school, but with a walking, talking extra-terrestrial duck there was no way that it wasn’t going to make the list. Try to think of it as a good bad E.T.
So that’s my list, and I’m sure when Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda premieres later in the week, I’ll be able to enlighten you all about it as well.