If you missed Sci-Fi channel’s Sharkando, then you probably have used a few hours of your life for good. This made for TV movie is, quite literally, about tornadoes filled with sharks. It premiered last week, and after copious amounts of viewers and media coverage, a sequel is already in the works.
Besides the completely ridiculous plot, packed with awkward emotional conflict, the cherry on the cake for me was the actors they chose. Talk about a motley crew of second-rate Hollywood stars. I couldn’t even enjoy the comedy of the horribleness, because of the radiating awkward cast. During the movie, Sci-Fi displayed viewers tweets on-screen, which was slightly annoying, but also incredibly entertaining. My favorite tweet: "I'm worried now when we have an actual sharknado that people won't take it seriously." You can view all the tweets by following #Sharknado.
Since the second Sharknado is in the works, I decided I should discuss the main characters and give them each hashtags in preparation for SharkNami (my suggestion for the sequel name).
1.Tara Reid – I think she believes this is her comeback. Our American Pie sweetheart has been MIA for awhile, and I don’t know if it’s the time off or the plastic surgery, but she pretty much only made one face throughout the entire movie. I dub it the “Tara Reid Stress face,” and am planning to begin using it on a frequent basis. Survey says we will get to see even more in round 2. #Tarascowl
2.Cassie Scerbo - The Cheetah Girl, all grown up. Naturally Cassie plays the scantily clad, bar-keep who goes by Nova and carries around a shotgun. I can’t even begin to describe how horrible her acting is, but she is wearing a bikini the whole time. #cheetalicious
3. John Heard – He has come along way from playing Jack Kerouac, in “Heartbeat.” He plays the old, sleazy drunk “George” in this film. He is probably the cream of the crop among actors in this movie, yet (spoiler alert) he’s eaten by a shark pretty early in the movie. I know he won’t be making in appearance in the second movie (or will he), but still think his legend should live on. #WWGeorgeDo
4.Ian Ziering – The “main character” who plays the angry, dead-beat father, looking to turn things around. He is the local bar owner and walks around trying to display that bad boy with a good heart attitude. It ended up just looking like an angry ginger in a zip-up hoodie, but to each his own. I’m hoping we see some more steaming, half angry/half emotional monologues from him in Sharknado 2. #Ianologue
5. Jaason Simmons plays the sexy, accent-adorned “Baz.” To be honest, it’s never really explained how he ties into the plot, but he does bring some flare to the table. In his main action scene he steals a hummer, that happens to have “Nos” installed in it (I'm not making this up), enabling the cast to out run the Sharknado. He spends most of the movie saying insignificant lines with an accent, but hey we’re okay with that. #Bazccent
Now that we’ve established these hashtags for Sharknado the sequel, I’m hoping sci-fi will make them official & enact them. Everyone gear up for the announcement of the new cast members and the Sharknado 2 plot. Maybe they will throw in some aliens, ghosts and -- hey, let's get crazy -- TALKING SHARKS!
As always, thank you for reading and happy Friday! Go waste some time this weekend and check out Sharknado.
Author: Audra Graham is our Community Management Imagineer here at Verge Pipe Media. Verge Pipe Media assists public institutions, enterprises and the non-profit sector with Imaginative Inbound Marketing strategies + campaigns. We also have a development team chock full of Marvelous Mobile Migrators, poised to help transition our clients into a mobile + social world with custom software, iOS and Android mobile apps