Sharknado The 4th Awakens review

When I reviewed Sharknado: The 4th Awakens I tried to keep it spoiler-free. When I interviewed director Anthony C. Ferrante, who has helmed all four Sharknado movies to date, there were a few specific things I wanted to discuss. He said it was okay, because if you’ve watched the trailers, most of it is in there. So spoiler warning for anyone who is still avoiding the Sharknado 4 trailers.

As the subtitle suggests, there is a parodic Star Wars reference or two, and the trailer even gives away that there’s an opening crawl. Hey, Sharknado 3 opened like a James Bond movie. Twitter voted on #AprilLives or #AprilDies after Sharknado 3, and it’s no secret that Tara Reid is back. However, the film picks up five years after the cliffhanger scene on the beach at the end of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Now Aston Reynolds (Tommy Davidson) has devised a way to eliminate tornados, but the sharks find their way into other weather phenomena. Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) is still the only man who can stop them.

Read our Sharknado director interview below. Read More »

Sharknado The 4th Awakens review

The Sharknado movies are actually everything I want out of cinema. I go to movies to see things that don’t exist in real life, but that creative people can imagine. I like to say that making sense is the death of creativity, because it restricts the possibilities of ideas. Now I adore the precision crafted work of Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick too, but I sure am glad someone is making Sharknado movies.

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens picks up five years after Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, a bold choice considering the third film ended on a cliffhanger. There’s a reason they don’t pick up right where they left off, though, and The 4th Awakens is not just a Star Wars joke in name only. There are Star Wars references that should make fans as happy as I was when Ian Ziering did the James Bond gun barrel with a chainsaw.  Read More »

Sharkando 4 teaser trailer

If you assumed Monster Trucks was the most batshit trailer you’d see today… well, you’re probably still right. But Sharknado: The 4th Awakens isn’t going down without a fight. Syfy has unveiled the first trailer for its surprisingly successful TV movie series, which sees Fin (Ian Ziering) and his family heading to Vegas. You can probably guess what happens next. Watch the first Sharknado 4 teaser trailer below.  Read More »

Sharknado 4

As you’ve surely noticed by now, today is May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Normally, this would have absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming premiere of a made-for-TV B-movie about improbable weather events. But the geniuses at Syfy and The Asylum snuck onto the Star Wars bandwagon last month by revealing the title of their sharks-in-tornadoes sequel to be Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. And so they’re celebrating today with the first Sharknado 4 poster, which is an endearing homage (or a infuriating ripoff, depending on how you feel about this series) of that now-iconic Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster.

See the first Sharknado: The 4th Awakens poster, and get the full Sharknado: The 4th Awakens cameo list, after the jump.  Read More »


This is not an April Fool’s joke, and yet it seems appropriate that this news is breaking on April Fool’s Day. Because really, the entire Sharknado franchise, from the premise to the taglines to the casting, feels like nothing so much as an April Fool’s joke that somebody decided to take way too far. Anyway, Syfy has finally gotten around to setting a release date for Sharknado 4, and given it a brilliantly terrible Star Wars-inspired title to boot.  Read More »