So Sharknado 3 happened… Premiering on Comcast’s SyFy Channel last night, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the movie now embraces the cheese and is now “in” on the joke.
For those unfamiliar with the premise, Sharknado is a film about a tornado full of sharks that wreaks havoc on major cities, features D-list celebrity cameos and all sorts of bad acting, graphics, and plot. It became a phenomenon due to its “so bad, it’s good” film-making. When the first movie premiered, it started trending on social media and was a ratings hit on SyFy. Naturally, SyFy went ahead and made more. The 3rd movie especially sparked interest from theme park fans since most of the scenes were filmed at Universal Orlando – featuring scenes in the New York section of Universal Studios, Twister, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, and Cabana Bay Beach Resort – so here we are…
The film still sticks to everything you loved (?) about the first two movies, but the novelty is wearing thin as they are now purposely trying to make a bad movie, not accidentally. Either way, many of us watched the 3rd film because of the inclusion of Universal Orlando.
So what did Twitter and theme park fans think of the “film”?
— davejakes (@davejakes) July 23, 2015
@Orlando_United loved the Universal parts, but definitely wasnt as entertaining as the 1st (or even the 2nd) film. It had its moments though
— wxgirl2012 (@Wxgirl2012) July 23, 2015
— CJ Ellison (@cjelli29) July 23, 2015
Banks Lee, co-host of Attractions Magazine – The Show, was one of the extras on the film. You may have spotted him in the Twister scene. Here’s what he thought:
— Banks Lee (@BanksLee) July 23, 2015
At the end of the night, our own Drew said it best: