And so we come to the third film in the Sharknado magnum opus. The formula remains the same: Sharks, tornadoes, bad acting and dialogue, sharks in tornadoes, copious amounts of blood and a heavy sprinkling of guest stars in cameo roles.
Even before the opening title sequence we witness a sharknado wreak havoc on the White House and various Washington D.C. landmarks. As I was watching this I was wondering how they were going to top that in the rest of the film. And, sadly, they don’t. Although the final quarter of the film gives it a good go. The action moves from D.C. to a theme park in Orlando where some of the characters from the first 2 films are enjoying a day out, whilst our hero is travelling from D.C. to meet up with them. There’s plenty of action and laughs (both intentional and unintentional), but this film somehow doesn’t have the charm of the first 2 movies.
That’s not to say its not enjoyable and we may well watch it again, if only to scour every scene for those guest stars we missed and the shark/ Jaws references that are scattered throughout this movie. 2 of the highlights for me were the Jaws homage involving Jerry Springer and during the White House sequence the hero greets a character called Mr Benchley.
I would have had 3 highlights, but Jedward failed to get eaten by sharks during the rollercoaster scene.
SPOILER ALERT!!! There will be a Sharknado 4, but will April survive? Only Twitter users can decide!