Watch the Trailer for Syfy's Sharknado, Which Is About a Tornado Full of Sharks (VIDEO)

This is an actual promotional still from Sharknado.


INT. SYFY HEADQUARTERS

Open on a bland meeting room full of nervous Syfy executives seated around a long corporate table. Sitting at the head of the table is the SYFY CEO, and he's angry. Behind him, there's an easel holding a graph showing social media interest in recent Syfy Original Movies. A quick look at the descending data indicates that it's been a bad year.


SYFY CEO

Listen team, we've combined a man and a mosquito, a dinosaur
and a crocodile, a piranha and an anaconda, and a whole bunch
of other animals with other animals. But we're being myopic! 


The yes-men execs nod their heads in agreement, murmuring approval. The CEO stands up and paces the room, focusing his attention on one particularly shaky executive.


SYFY CEO

Do you even know what "myopic" means, Johnson?


JOHNSON
(nervously)

Ummmm... it means "good"? 


The CEO waits a few beats, like a cat toying with an injured mouse. Then he leans in close, so he's nose-to-nose with Johnson. A bead of sweat drips down the bridge of Johnson's nose, touching his boss's. The CEO doesn't even flinch.


SYFY CEO

It means narrow-sighted, Johnson. Pack your shit. You're fired. 


Johnson begins crying and hurries out of the room sobbing. The CEO's stare nearly pushes him out of the room. Everyone else around the table holds their breath. The CEO stands up and starts pacing back and forth.


SYFY CEO

If we're going to dominate the market in trashy low-budget movies,
we need to be less myopic. And if you all don't want to end up like
Johnson, then you're going to have to come up with some fresh
new ideas. 


One executive COUGHS, and cockily throws his feet on the table. 


COCKY EXECUTIVE

I got what you need, sir. Everyone is scared of sharks, right?
But you know what else people are afraid of? Tornadoes. 


The cocky executive scoots out his chair and stands up putting both hands on the table. 


COCKY EXECUTIVE
(calm and collected)


Sharknado.


The CEO's eyes go wide.


SYFY CEO

Get this man a raise and a corner office.


Here's the trailer:


Starring Tara Reid, obviously.

(Poll updated thanks to wonderful suggestions from Mike_Schmidt, CaitlinRice, and dh4645)



Sharknado airs Thursday, July 11 at 9pm on Syfy. 

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So, I'm thinking the guy doing the voiceover had to have THOUSANDS of takes because he kept laughing after he said, "Sharks, Tornado... SHbeahahahahahahahaha! I'm sorry guys, I swear, I'm trying."
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I have asked myself very often how does one end up a TV executive, I mean is there a diploma in incredible stupid decision making, or simply they choose the most stupid losers out there. Instead of this shit, why don't they revive Terranova for example?
where the science? where's the fiction? I honestly think the SFWA should sue them for attempting to kill science fiction.
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So many humorless people in the world (and on this board)... I love Syfy movies! Keep 'em coming! They must have the best job in the world to get to come up with this stuff. :D
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seriously, why...? Who´s watching this sh**t? I mean I love sci-fi movies in general, but this...??
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So many questions...

1. What kind of sharks can stay alive in a tornado?
2. Do the sharks aim at people, eat them and then die after being flung from the tornado?
3. Are these cloned sharks...because they all seem to be the same size.
4. If they are cloned....did the tornado hit the shark cloning facility?

Hmmm...I think I just came up with their next movie...I need to hire Tara Reid's agent.
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I couldn't see the video, a woman's voice says "This content is currently unavailable". Now I REALLY wanna see this vid!!!
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Not so much a woman's voice as a creepy automaton's voice.
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youtube....
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Tried that also, same thing :( will keep trying thanks!
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Try this..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XxuBIiFZKs
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Or this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wzk3tBLSJ0
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It's a sad kind of relief when they officially don't give a shit. Sometimes hope is just a rickety pair of training wheels that need to be cast aside so we can finally crash into that tree like God intended.
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I don't know if this is funnier bc I'm high or bc its just... wow
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How about Sharks vs Snakes vs Samuel L Jackson on a plane in a tornado chased by aliens
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This is so off the wall I just might have to check it out.
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they cancelled alphas for this ... wow
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Yeah, like incompetents at Syfy get fired...
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I saw that title and I was like... "That must be Tim", I clicked it and I was like... "I knew it was Tim"
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Ya know, you all is a pretty bright bunch here and in no way represent real America--you too, Tim. I just finished watching, A Good Day to Die Hard, with my lunch--the wife bailed after 30 minutes last night--and I can safely say that it was no better than Sharknado. Prettier, perhaps. Smarter, not much, but definitely no more realistic. As John McClane utters jesus under his breath more than a hundred times and every law of physics is violated except for that one about not being able to travel faster than light, or time travel being impossible--in a non-supernatural venue. But, Bruce Willis is pretty much always fun to watch. So I suggest to SyFy the following: Die Super Hard, where the luckiest man on the planet battles the most powerful man on the planet, and we'll see if the statement, "I'd rather be lucky than good," has any merit...
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*cautiously looks around*

Aaalright, no flying sharks spotted. It's not April, and as far as I know there is no annual "TV.com fools everyone" day yet. So this might actually be true... How or why, this I couldn't possibly fathom.
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Sharks. Tornado. 'Nuff said...
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The trailer is most probably better than this movie, But I simply cannot look away...
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In open disclosure, I was hoping this was a Price promo, which was why I clicked. But it was going fine, in an expected sanctimonious way. But here's the thing, if you're going to act all superior to a bunch of TV exec who willing bring you comic, entertainment gold like a tornado made out of sharks, you have to be funny or right most of the time. "Narrow-sighted"???? Come on, Tim. "Near," the n-word you were looking for is "near." (Although in this case, "shortsighted" would probably have been a better choice.)
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That was one turbulently good article!
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I'm still waiting for LANDSHARK!
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Sorry, I guess they were on land were they not. Okay, let's see how many of them we can get on a plane--you listening, Johnson?
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He's too busy standing on the table. Read it again; he cockily puts his feet on the table, then cockily puts his hands on it, then stands up
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I want to write a comment but I am speechless. the worst part is that I really really want to see this 'cos it sounds so bad, it HAS to be good.
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Meeeee tooooo... Why should Tim have all the fun?
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There is no real logic in this scenario of a sharknado. Unless the tornado sucked up part of the ocean with the sharks, the sharks would be dead by the time the tornado hit land. At least the other cheesy films had a hint of theoretical possibilities, ie, splicing dna from different creatures, sharknado is not even close to theoretically possible. But hey, I will still watch it. Amendment: Sandshark was a stretch, but it could be possible depending on how much salt water saturated beneath the surface of the sand.....................
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It's a movie, it's fiction, why does it have to have logic??? Some people are incapable of just enjoying a movie for what it is - entertainment.
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I'm taking a MOOC on fantasy and science fiction, and one of the lectures was on how every story needs to be logical and how the rules need to be the ones consistent with the world being portrayed. For example, if a story starts with "once upon a time" then you know certain sorts of supernatural things are allowed but not others. If it's a fable you know it's okay for animals to talk. If it's science fiction some sort of scientific model needs to be followed meticulously. And so on. So, thanks for the laugh. Every time there's an article about a terribly written show someone comes along with the "it doesn't have to make sense, it's just entertainment" comment, but this is the first time it felt like the punchline to a joke with a 14 minute setup, so thanks for that.
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"Rules" only because of people like yourself... Good thing not everyone think this way. I will enjoy watching this movie regardless of how illogical you or other idiots think it is. :)
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I think you should. Being an idiot does have its perks...
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Those idiots you speak of, they're called writers.
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Have you ever tried to suck a shark up without getting part of the ocean, too? It's really hard! Tornados aren't that smart.
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No, have you?
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Neither are sharks...
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No logic, NO LOGIC? Sharks. Tornado. = logic! Shut up , Johnson!
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I'm surprised they haven't found a way to combine ghosts with sharks, anacondas, and piranhas.
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Ghostshark, now who wouldn't watch that. This is your way back in, Johnson--don't blow it! And, you're welcome...
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I love these cheestastically awesome flicks and this one looks like it won't disappoint lol.

Give Tara Reid the Oscar right now LOL.
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Yeah, just bypass that Emmy and give her EVERYTHING!
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LOL!
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She may have a little trouble convincing anyone she deserves a Tony. http://www.youtubeDOTcom/watch?v=dAmLL9f153g

Yes, it's worse than you think.
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Good Lord! What is this?! LMAO!!!
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Okay, I took a look, er--listen. Does she know you know? I wouldn't be spreadin' this around, I think she might be one of those bunny boilin' wackos you hear so much about. She knows sharks, too. Just be careful, okay dude...
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Frogs being sucked up in a Tornado is one thing, but Sharks!? Speaking of Tornadoes, one touched down a couple towns over and tobacco leaves started falling from the clouds in my town.
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Tabacconato!
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What is with all the negative comments? You guys think SciFi (did I just date myself for spelling it that way?) doesn't know this movie is ridiculous? There is a market for cheesy movies. Now all we need is a reboot of MST3K (show that basically launched SciFi network).
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Yeah, I've been singing that song for years. MST3K was gold
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I don't even care that there's a tornado involved, how awful it looks or that it's called Sharknado. If it's got sharks, I can hypothetically get down with it. Sharks are the best. They make everything better. Though scary might be pushing it.
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God, I hate Syfy and there ugly, uncreative, sister boning, fraggle execs. I wish they would all just kill eachother in there next board-meeting and then release the CCTV as there next movie because at least THAT might be entertaining to watch.

Q. What sort of content creator BLOCKS their trailers for anyone outside the US?
A. A moronic one who hasn't got a clue as they still exist in the 1980's

F U Syfy
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It's the country you're in blocking the content, for the benefit of their in-country providers that will eventually air the movie and don't want the early competition.
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NOPE, your wrong my friend. It's not the country I'm in blocking the content... Why on earth you would think that's the case is beyond me, never mind how they would possibly do it without having to track ALL internet traffic 24/7.

The people who blocked me from watching it are the people who published the content i.e Syfy. They are the ones who decide who can watch it, they are the ones who write the code for their video player, they are the corporate whores who hope to sell the same content to publishers in my country if it does well in the U.S. Syfy are the morons who don't understand the digital age and manage a TV network that only cares about profits and couldn't give two hoots about creativity. A board room full of suits and not one artist. So, I repeat... F U Syfy.
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But Syfy does it because of a contract they have with your country. Your country requires SyFy to do it in return for letting them air their stuff down the road.
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I don't mean to be rude but who has been telling you all this nonsense. Syfy, nor any other television network has an open-ended contract with other countries. Even if they did, the tv networks here couldn't block the content because they would have no idea I was trying to watch it unless they was tracking everyone 24/7.

The reality is, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the tv networks in my country. Syfy makes the decision to block the content internationally themselves, so they can then sell the rights to that content to a different television network. It makes it much easier to sell the rights to some content if the people in that particular country haven't had access to the content already.

I hope that starts to make some sense to you now. Next time you try to watch something online and it says it's not available in your region, for example, something on the BBC website, now you will know it's not anyone in YOUR country blocking the content, it will be the BBC so they can then sell the rights to that content to tv networks in YOUR country.

Anyway, let's all hope that this sort of thing eventually stops because it makes absolutely no logical sense to divide content into regions when we have a global internet.Hopefully, the TV networks will start to realize this soon.
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Your country or the publishers in your country.

Basically Hungary Content Distributor X says, "We will sign a contract that our government will honor saying that we will distribute your movie in six months, if you don't let people in our country watch it until then." Their government agrees. Syfy does it because a) they want to make money, that's how they stay in business, and because b) if they don't agree then the movie will never be distributed in your country, and you'll never see it.
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Especially if they killed each other with . . . portable trained sharks!
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I'd be happy if they used blunt objects just to guarantee that they experienced a little bit more pain than necessary, on the first leg of their journey into hell.

At least while in Hell, their tormenting actions might be appreciated a little more.
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with frickin lazer beams on their heads
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NAH, these A-Holes deserve to die by paper-cuts. Paper-cuts delivered by their stacks of cash. Corporate slags
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Unable to see the trailer because I live in Canada. If I subscribe to the newsletter I should be able to see the videos. I receive most of the other ones why not this one. Is it so precious "Sharknado"? that it can't cross borders?
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First, subscribing to the newsletter has nothing to do with whether you can access content embedded from another site. Second, there's a newsletter?
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Logically the tornado would be scariest, I'd say. But since the whole idea is ridiculous there's nothing scary in the whole project. therefore my vote goes to the last option.
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The scariest part of a sharknado is that SOMEONE INVESTED MONEY IN MAKING THIS MOVIE!
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Oh, come on JT. Did you not read Tim's delightful boardroom scene? Sharks in a tornado f' gads sake. How can you not just salivate at the mere thought of it? Oh, right, that taste thing can be really annoying at times...
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Good thing they canceled Eureka and Warehouse 13. Otherwise they may not have had enough money to make this instant classic.
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These weekly movies cost very little to make, which is why for a while they were favoring them over TV shows entirely. Low budget, finish it up quickly, and move on.

Which is sad: their TV shows have been historically incredible.

Meanwhile, with their contracts, their costs go up a great deal once their TV shows reach X years. Hence why they tend to cancel them after that point.
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Is that how you think this works? Let me see if I can clear this up for you. If a show is good more people watch it the longer it is on. That in turn makes advertisers want to run more of their ads during that show. This increase the amount of money a show makes. Instead of giving the money to the people who are actually responsible for that, actors, writers and directors, the networks want that money for themselves. Greed is the issue here and nothing else. The show makers complain that the show is making more money and they want that for the people involved in making that money and the network cancels the show and starts over with a new show. Don't you feel that the longer you do a good job where you work that you should get a raise? Your boss doesn't give you one so you ask for it. After all you are the one doing all the work. So he fires you and hires someone who will do the same job for even less. Do you get it now?
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"Raises" or contracts as Kanniball put it are what make the costs go up over time to produce a show. And ratings tend to decrease over time (Netflix has changed that model slightly because now people can get caught up on high buzz shows they might not have watched before), but for shows that aren't Breaking Bad, they go down. So lets sum up, more money to make, less money coming in. It's not greed, it is basic business.

With Eureka after a set amount of years production costs shifted to Syfy making it unprofitable.
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I don't think that's how it works, I think that's how they're thinking.

They've even said as much in an interview a way way back. The movies-of-the-week were cheap and quick to knock out while the shows weren't as profitable.

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@EGO-T: Based on what Syfy has said on Twitter, Eureka was in fact unprofitable, ie, they would have lost money on it. Think about it, there is a huge number of people and jobs that it takes to run a network, the "profit" for a show has to cover all those people, not just the production costs of a show, before it is a profitable opportunity.

It is sad but more people are interested in shows like Haunted Collector than in shows like Eureka. That is a depressing thought, but blaming the network for that reality is illogical.
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The key there is "as profitable". The shows aren't losing any money. They make plenty. They just don't make enough to fill their pockets and they want them full. Not half full. And that is exactly how it works. Like I said, "GREED".
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What's sad are the ratings for these things aren't bad at all. It's crazy pants.
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Dammit, you make too much sense! Go away, just go away!
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I find very peculiar the fact that (at the time of writing this comment) both the sharks and the tornado have the exact same amount of votes... people unconsciously wanted this? THAT IS THE SCARIEST PART
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Oh look, 9GAG posted a preview! http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aeNNX2j_460sa.gif
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LOL!
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What's the scariest part? Ummmm, NONE of it? However, it won't stop me watching it because these films are so bad they're hilarious!
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I want to go to there.
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Well, I will be watching it. Yes. I will. If it gets as bad as some, well, then I might turn it off, but if only to make fun of the movie and laugh then I will be watching.

I once tried to watch a movie about a gay Yeti. That was WAY more surprising that it was made. And I didn't make it 5 minutes into the movie.
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Excuse me but what is the name of this movie, I would like to watch it right NOW
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Yeti: A Love Story

Yep
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Yeah, GIVE!
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IF it gets as bad as some?
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Seriously, GAY. YETI. I know that this will be bad... but I'm expecting the bad acting to be laughable. If it is like a Uwe Boll film, I will just turn the channel.
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wtf
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Tara Reid?

Pay attention, Lohan. This is your future.
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Bwahahahahaha! Sharknado 2, starring Lindsay Lohan!
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as the bait... Have your lawyer get you out of that one, dearie...
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Somehow she would get out it. This we know.
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Can Tara Reid be up there as an option in the poll? Cause that seems like the scariest part to me....
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So I guess the tornado started over water, sucking up the sharks and then moved onto land. Then it was a water spout, not a tornado when it started. They should call it sharkter spout, that has a better ring to it.
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Or maybe the sharks caused the tornado by swimming in a circle really really really fast. As sharks frequently do.
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I think we can all agree that the real winner in all of this is Johnson, right?
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No. I hear he's getting his job back...
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This is the logical extreme of the Sci-Fi movie. It feels like this is their destiny. The place they were always meant to come to. If Tara Reid shooting at sharks as they fall from the sky isn't where there this network's always been headed, then I'm a monkey's uncle. And before you say it, I know I'm not Tara Reid's uncle: my siblings are/would be better parents than that.
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"This content is currently unavailable". I just love living in a different dimention... srsly, this time I am happy I coudn't watch it xD
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Well, look around and see if you see Walter Bishop anywhere and get back to us.
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I'd definitely watch this script's movie about evil CEOs and cocky and myopic executives. Sharknado? Not so much...
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Those were my exact thoughts while reading above!
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What's the scariest part of a Sharknado? Tara Reid of course.
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Are her tits still scary or scarier?
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YES and YES. ha
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So.....it took me a while before i was able to write or talk again. I had to laugh SO HARD about this.....!!! I simply cannot explain, how lame this looks and is...What a waste of money to make this!!!!!
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well, I don't think these movies actually cost a whole lot, faded actors and wannabes wearing their own clothes. The scripts couldn't cost much because they are basically the same two stories recycled with different, shall we say villains.
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The sharks aren't the villains???????
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In this particular epic, probably, but in others which use the same two scripts the villains could be rocks protecting gold, or big foot, megashark, sharktipus,snakders (I made that one up spider and snakes together). You get the picture. I've misspent my life watching some of these winners and I can tell you they usually revolve around a group of young people stranded or hanging out in a cabin, on a beach, or in the same patch of forest over and over. Or the movie will sometimes involve a rogue or outcast scientist or engineer or whatever, a government agency with an almost authentic name, and an impossible task to perform against one of the aforementioned villains.
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Some of the best times are those misspent ;-)
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Price better do a photo-recap of this mess...
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This!!!
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So... don't know if it's just me or the famous regional block for trailers but I cannot see any video... and there is nothing available on youtube, so...

I'LL GO AHEAD AND TAKE THIS AS A JOKE! :-D Good one, Tim!
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this content is not available in my country. Boo-urns.
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I wish it hadn't been available in mine... There's 30 seconds of my life I'm never getting back.
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Aw c'mon, it was fun--'nuff said...
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Do they have frickin' laser beams attached to their heads?
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NOW you're just getting silly...
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Syfy channel has finally done it. They've come up with something so insanely terrible and laughable that I might finally cave in and watch one of these abysmal Syfy atrocities they're passing off as films.
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I will be watching for this reason, as it is fun to sit and watch these while doing what I refer to as the MST3K talk.
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Sadly, I've been thinking the same thing. My initial reaction can't be typed on here. Family site and all. But I seriously keep thinking about how comically terrible it's going to be and I could use a good laugh.
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Is it? Well, fuck. Someone prolly shoulda told me that about a thousand messages ago.
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Eh. Could be debatable haha. But I try and keep the language to a minimum on these types of sites. As hard as it may be...
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That's been their nefarious plan all along. All along...
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