28 July 2015

SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!

SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!

USA, 2015
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante

4/10











The latest entry in the surprisingly still uber-popular pop-culture-phenomenon "Sharknado"-franchise is also not as fun as the first one, but thankfully it's much, much better than the 2nd one. The basic premise is the same as before - sharks, tornados, insanity everywhere - but this time director Anthony C. Ferrante and screenwriter Thunder Levin did a bit more brainstorming and came up with a few damn funny ideas, every single one 10 times better than most not-fun-at-all crap-gimmicks in "Sharknado 2".


Ian Zierning is once again the hero of the nation, trying to save 'Murica from even more Sharknados (and some kinda Sharkicane), teaming up with his father, a retired NASA-worker, for a hilarious finale incl. a Space Shuttle, a trip to the moon and sharks in space. While the second one was just a lazy rehash of the first one, "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" delivers the goods by limiting the run-of-the-mill chainsaw action and doing only a couple of rather remarkable stand-out chainsaw scenes (Golden chainsaw action, hand-chainsaw, Star-wars-like laser chainsaws...).

There's also various cool locations (White House, Daytona International Speedway, Universal theme park in Orlando + rad reference to Babs!), some fun lines ("Have you ever met someone who survived a Sharknado?" - "No, but my boy survived an alligator apocalypse. How 'bout that? Alligator."), neat performances from Frankie Muniz and Bo Derek (age 58) who looks sooooooo much better than Tara Reid (age 39) who didn't even try this time. At least, you can vote on her character's fate via a Twitter campaign for "Sharknado 4". Fingers crossed that she gets killed off this time #AliceDies


Next to an annoying-but-not-that annoying amount of cameos incl. George R.R. Martin or Chris "NSYNC" Kirkpatrick, as well obscure German TV hosts (Oliver Kalkofe WTF?) and Irish Eurovision artists (Jedward WTF??), an array of horrible no-talent-actors (worst of all: Ryan Newman), your average no-budget shit-CGI and countless of supposed-to-be-funny gags that just don't work, the most disappointing thing about "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" is David Hasselhoff who gives a really lame paycheck-performance as stale and uninteresting character. Yes, the Hoff, the one guy who was able to save cinematic crap like "Piranha 3DD" or "Anaconda III"... *sigh* here, you could cut him out entirely and no-one would notice. A fucking shame.

Overall, a more satisfying sequel than its horrid predecessor, but... well, if they won't do anything hugely different next time (add snow, cats, dinosaurs, robots, etc.), I simply won't watch the upcoming 4th part. Take that, SyFy :-P

10 comments:

  1. I can't believe there are three Sharknado films and I really can't believe that bloody Jedward popped up!!! So random

    Poor Alice!

    K :-)

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    1. Yeah, they're sitting in a rollercoaster, looking like they have no idea what they're doing here :D

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  2. Oh dear! The Hoff and Jedward... kind of says it all really.

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  3. H-HOW?! <8D Oh God, the only thing funnier than the franchise itself is the fact this even got a franchise! Oh Hell No, indeed! XD

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    1. ...and it looks as there will be even more and more installments... meh...

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  4. Other Cameos include...

    - At least 2 of Hugh Heffner's ladies.
    - Former House Member Anthony Wiener
    - The guy who made those Voices in 'Police Academy.'
    - Mark Cuban (2 for 2 in 'Shark Tank' Stars now)
    - Lou Ferrigno
    - Grant from 'Mythbusters'
    - Teal'c from 'Stargate: SG-1'
    - Tuvok from 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'
    - Bill Engvall
    - Anne Coulter
    - Penn & Teller
    - Former House Member Michele Bachmann
    - Maria Menounos
    - Chris Jericho

    What a piece of shit. I kind of like 2 better...but only because them doing it at Rifftrax: Live was so good. The Film still sucked though.

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    1. You know way, way way too much about this film... ;)

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  5. I thought the first was goofy fun. I've not watched the sequels yet - but I will one day.

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    1. The first one is still the best one IMO.

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