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Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Another entry in violent, played-out sci-fi series.

Movie NR 2022 95 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

More and more stupid! Avoid this one!

The only good “Sharknado” movie is the first one. This one, however is the worst! I forget most of it, but I remember I finished the movie hating it. All I can say is that the franchise started out well, but it got worse and worse. Watch this movie if you really want to waste your time on a bad piece of cinema.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 13+

the butt review

Is It Any Good?

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The self-awareness of the Sharknado franchise has grown beyond tiresome and played-out, and this sequel should inspire a resounding "Enough!" from the general public. While the premise and the story is as cheesy and ludicrous as ever, what was once entertaining for its own sake has become as annoying as all the celebrity cameos and obnoxious product placement throughout Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens. It offers no new entertainment value that hasn't already been delivered by the previous three, and there's never been enough depth to any of the characters to make anyone care one way or the other about how they beat the sharknados this time.

The groan-worthy dialogue, the terrible CGI special effects, the scenes of the sharks in the sharknado killing humans in a variety of stupidly entertaining ways -- these elements are all still in abundance. But the cynical self-awareness of making a "so bad it's good" movie such as this, and to do it for the fourth time, cheapens not only the entertainment value of the movie itself, but also of the entire franchise. Like most fourth movies in any franchise, the Sharknado series has, well, jumped the shark.

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