It started with “Mega Shark Vs. The Giant Octopus,” a must see as Spencer and I had watched it before. We had to see the giant shark leap one mile out of the ocean to grab a 747 just one more time.
This classic was followed by “Swamp Shark,” “Super Shark,” Malibu Shark Attack,” and finally, the coup de grace, the long awaited premier of “Sharknado!” What a way to pass a rainy day.
“Sharknado” was promoted all day. We planned our dinner around “Sharknado.” We were not disappointed. This was the best bad movie EVER!
“Sharknado” staring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo is not to be believed. In short, a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, and a series of tornados suck up and drop thousands of sharks on a terrorized populace.
In the must be seen to be believed final action scene, Ian Ziering is wielding a chain saw and chopping falling sharks in half. A giant shark swallows him and his chain saw whole.
Ian saws his way out of the sharks belly, and then goes back inside the shark to pull out Cassie Scerbo who had fallen out of a helicopter trying to stop the tornado with a bomb.
That is as much as I will tell you, I don’t want to ruin this soon to be classic by giving away any more action.
What I want to know is how did anyone pitch this movie idea to a producer?
“I have an idea Bob, a tornado hits LA, and dumps thousands of sharks on the city.”
“Hmmm Thunder, let me think about that…er…ah…that has to be the STUPIDEST FREAKING IDEA I HAVE EVER HEARD!...I’ll bet the Syfy Channel will buy it.”
Great lines from Sharknado:
Cassie in the helicopter surrounded by sharks in the tornado, “Were going to need a bigger helicopter.” Sound familiar.
Cassie explaining scars on her leg. She was fishing with her grandfather when the boat hit the rocks and sank among sharks, “So, six of us went into the water, I survived…sharks got the rest.” Quint anybody?
Anyway, all you wanna-be writers, and I know you are out there, do not be discouraged by all those rejections, all it takes is one good idea. Like “SHARKNADO!”