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Sharknado 2: The Second One

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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Movie NR 2014 90 minutes
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Sharknado 2: The Second One Review

Once again the Sharknado franchise proves itself it be a stupid and silly guilty pleasure. Filled with very bad CGI animated sharks and horrible CGI blood makes this film just as a guilty pleasure just like the first one. More violent than the first one to be honest. I'm gonna give Sharknado: The Second One a 6/10.

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In a Rocky Horror sort of "so bad it's good" kind of way, Sharknado 2 is pretty fun in its silliness. Ian Ziering is great when he delivers lines such as "I hate the subway" after a devastating underground attack. There's also a choice scene between Tara Reid and Ziering after her encounter with the hand-eating shark: "That shark! It was like he knew who I was!" Reid emotes. Ziering looks deeply into her raccoon-eyelinered eyes and says, "If he'd known who you were, he would have been running the other way." After all, she is the author of the book How to Survive a Sharknado, which, the screen's helpful chyron tells us, is available at bookstores now.

Yes, Sharknado 2 is very knowing about its cleverness. When cutting away to commercials, Syfy flashes a bumper screen that displays amused tweets from viewers live-blogging the show. But it's all fun enough that it comes off as silly and not smug. If you're the kind of person who enjoys the thought of watching Kelly Osbourne's head get eaten off by a flying shark or Al Roker explaining why a whirling tornado of deadly sharks could really happen, Sharknado 2 is for you.

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