Sharknado (2013)

2013 #66
Anthony C. Ferrante | 84 mins | TV | 16:9 | USA / English | 15

SharknadoSharknado is a defining film of 2013. The volume of conversation it generated, which achieved the near-impossibility of higher viewing figures for its repeats, is exceptional. So I was determined to give it its due in a full-length review. But I can’t be bothered — it doesn’t merit such attention.

Rather than attempt something with genuine ambition that failed, the makers undertook the cynical manufacture of a film “so bad it’s good”. Not as funny as it thinks, with awful CGI, worse acting, nonsensical plotting, and that brazen “look how bad a film we made!” attitude, it’s a pathetically dull mess.

1 out of 5

In the interests of completing my ever-growing backlog, I decided to post ‘drabble reviews’ of some films. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a drabble is a complete piece of writing exactly 100 words long.

This review is part of the 100 Films Advent Calendar 2013. Read more here.

Sharknado featured on my list of The Five Worst Films I Saw in 2013, which can be read in full here.

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