At First Glance: “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens”

Sharks, sharks, and more sharks! No, it’s not “Shark Week”, but possibly the next most exiting thing involving sharks. It comes but once a year, but since it took off and became a cultural phenomenon, it’s become so much more than just another series of bad TV movies. You most definitely have to see them to believe it, as it’s quite outlandish.

The upcoming The Asylum movie “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens”, looks just as ridiculous and stupid as all of the others, which means it’ll be an absolute blast and completely worth it!

The comedy movie stars Ian Ziering (“Killer Deal (Short 2016)”, “The Muppets”), Tara Reid (“Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”, “Charlie’s Farm”), Ryan Newman (“The Thundermans”, “Bad Sister”), Cassie Scerbo (“Take a Chance”, “Agoraphobia”), Cody Linley (“Hoovey”, “My Dog the Champion”), and David Hasselhoff (“TripTank”, “Last Nigth a DJ Saved My Life”).

The movie is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante (“Killer Deal (Short 2016)”, “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”) and written by Thunder Levin (“Sharknado” franchise, “From the Sea”).

The movie is expected to debut on July 31, 2016 on SyFy.
I feared I would never get to this movie, but at last a great opportunity presented itself. A new, and apparently, full length trailer for this movie came out today and I knew today was the day I finally talk about this movie’s upcoming release. I’ve loved each of the previous films, for some reason, I’ll never fully understand why, and this one is going to be no different. I’m certain of it. So, let’s dive on in!

It opens with a “Star Wars” like crawl, which is very fitting, since this film’s title is directly inspired (and spoofs) the most recent “Star Wars” film. Somehow those few words, written in yellow, just had me so excited, not to mention ready to laugh at all the ridiculousness that would eventually follow.

And follow it did!

Reid finds herself flipping through the air, and getting ready for some battle, probably with the use of her personal saw arm, I really don’t know what to call it. There are Chippendales, Today Show hosts, (at least I think they are), Iago’s voice actor making an appearance, and many, many bad CGI sharks! Not to mention, there’s just lots of bad CGI. Probably more than I remember from the previous movies, but somehow, that’s not just become part of the fun!

All in all, there’s so much CRAZY!!!

If you’ve seen any of these films, and hopefully love them for the stupid and ridiculous nature that they’ve embraced and become, then you know exactly what I speak of. Hopefully it gets you pumped up, not only to watch the film in a few weeks, but to watch the new trailer! It’s worth it!!

Yes, there’s once again a flimsy plot, which makes absolutely no sense, but again, that’s what we’ve all signed up for. It’s why this is the fourth film in the series, which at this rate, will continue on each and every year, until it doesn’t. Very much like the so-so “Saw” franchise.

While many of you may wonder what the hell is wrong with me, I promise you, nothing is. I’ve enjoyed bad SyFy films all the way back to when the network was called SciFi, and had a little planet as part of its logo. I really do miss that logo. They just entertained me like no other type of TV movie could, even Lifetime movies, which I saw less frequently than I do now, couldn’t entertain me this much. It’s also just how the network scheduled things, and had movie marathons with themes!! All this did it for me, and somehow allowed me to embrace a part of movie watching that I should’ve abandoned long ago. Well, since I doubt this will ever happen, I’ll take the better and more enjoyable bad TV movies, over the ones that are just plain painful.


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