Sharknado was never supposed to be this popular. A low budget, throw away made-for-TV movie starring the fourth most memorable male cast member from Beverly Hills, 90210, it somehow managed to find a cult following among people who love so-bad-it’s-good movies. After 3 sequels, however, it’s finally time to admit what we’ve all known all along: Sharknado has now become so-bad-it’s-bad.
Part of the appeal of the Sharknado series was its absurd cameos, and watching Z list “celebrities” like Bo Derek, Mark McGrath and that guy from Mythbusters who isn’t Adam or Jamie show up, just to get dispatched in some hilarious and over the top way. With Sharknado 4, the cameos just get tiresome. You basically need IMDB up on your phone or tablet while watching the movie just to keep track of them all. Did the producers really need to throw in obscure people like WWE wrestler Seth Rollins and multiple members of Bravo’s Real Housewives series?
With Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens (very timely subtitle, by the way), Syfy has finally beaten this horse, or should I say shark, to death. They had their fun, and made their money, but now it’s time to move on. The only possible way I could see a potential Sharknado 5 being a success? If they hired Tommy Wiseau to direct it. “Oh hi shark.”