Last night saw the premiere of what can only be described as the singal most hilariously awful piece of film ever produced. Sharknado was the SyFy channel’s latest venture into original filmmaking and the result was perhaps the best piece of trash they’ve ever graced moviegoers with.
In case you somehow missed it last night, the plot centers on a natural disaster that unleashes sharks onto the unsuspecting folks of Southern California. The movie poster to the film literally said Enough Said and boy was that ever true.
But while this is never and was never going to be confused with The Godfather, it may actually end up being The Godfather of hilariously awful movies that are so bad, they’re actually good.
So many aspects of the film are just awful that they actually leave you enjoying what you’ve just seen. Prior to Sharknado, the consensus best worst movie of all-time was I Spit On Your Grave, but Sharknado is giving it a run for it’s money. SyFy has actually produced a film that is so bad that we just can’t stop talking about it which is in turn making the film an actual experience.
People just can’t stop talking about Sharknado and while it’s not at all going to change your life or inspire you to become an marine biologist, it has managed to use social media to create a wave of interest and reaction, albeit it very sarcastic and condesending in nature.
But at the end of the day, this wasn’t trying to win any Oscars or Golden Globes. It’s a film where a guy kills a shark with a chainsaw — that right there is the mindset you need to be in to enjoy the film. It’s a movie that makes us laugh, holds our attention and is just so bad it’s amazing.
Still, films are meant to entertain and help us escape. It’s impossible to watch Sharknado and not forget about everything that is going on around you. It’s compelling stupidity and sometimes, if done in a campy enough way, it actually works.