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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DVR ALERT!!: Sharknado 2: The Second One premiers tonight on SyFy. Here's everything you need to get ready

Syfy calls it "the most important television event of 2014."
“I know you’re scared. I’m scared, too. They’re sharks. They’re scary. Nobody wants to be eaten. But I’ve been eaten! And I’m here to tell you that I’m still standing. It takes more than that to bring a good man down. It takes more than that to bring a New Yorker down!”
Sharknado was, of course, set in LA, but Sharknado 2: The Second One takes place in Manhattan, and premiers tonight on the SyFy channel. And as you scoff, bear in mind that there are (at least) five actual instances of animal tornadoes, including Gatornado.

The New Yorker has a behind-the-scenes type article out: Present At The Creation Of Sharknado 2:
Ferrante’s new film brings back Sharknado’s leads, April Wexler (Tara Reid) and her ex-husband Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering). The movie opens with April and Fin on a flight to New York to promote her new book, titled “How to Survive a Sharknado.” (You’d better believe there will be a tie-in print publication.) “Fin, why aren’t we having more fun with this?” Reid asks. “C’mon, April,” he replies. “Two of my friends were killed, I almost destroyed Los Angeles, and—oh yeah, I got eaten by a shark! How much fun do you think that was?” Needless to say, shark-riddled tornadoes are shortly tearing up Citi Field, as well as various locales featured on double-decker bus tours. The third installation of the series has already been green-lit.
Here's a clip in which a shark catches a NYC subway train:

And the official trailer (look closely - Judd Hirsch is the cab driver)*:

Too late for Father's Day, but for the next appropriate occasion (or just because you want one), here's a Sharknado Action Figure:

*Apparently there are several cameos of this sort, including Robert Hays of the Airplane movies as the pilot and “Today’s” Matt Lauer and Al Roker, who explain the Sharknado threat on air.

Here's a review from Variety, which comments of "the challenge of finding appropriate weapons, thanks to New York’s gun — and hardware — laws".

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