Sharknado Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sharknado

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch:

    A load of bull shark.

  • Starring:

    Ian Zierling, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassie Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Aubrey Peeples, Christopher Wolfe, Julie McCollough

  • Directed by:

    Anthony C Ferrante

  • Running time:

    86 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Many people attacked, gored, bitten, eaten by sharks, shot, hit by objects, crushed, sucked away, dangle precariously. Sharks are shot, sliced, stabbed, speared, beaten, electrocuted, chainsawed. Home-made bombs thrown, dangerous driving. Explosions, fireballs, flying debris, damaged buildings, destroyed house, burning debris, extensive flooding, vehicles swept away. Screaming, mass panic. Blood/gore: People covered in blood, blood splatter, blood in water, blood on objects, severed body parts, bullet wound. Shark flesh sliced open in lingering close-up. Wound-dressing, bandage, scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting, ogling, bum-grabbing. Sexual-themed banter. Skimpy clothing/swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE:

    A-words, bastard, bloody, name-calling. Slang for bodily functions, religious exclamations. Genre, gender, cultural, ethnic, nationality, business, sea dog, surfing, age, Hollywood stereotypes. Menstruation joke.

  • THEMES:

    Natural disasters, sharks, shark attacks, severe weather, freak events, family, survival, sacrifice, Los Angeles, technology, conspiracy theories, surfing, the beach, chaos, teamwork, cult films.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Estranged wife/children. Deceased boyfriend, friends. Deceased grandfather mentioned. CPR, vomiting, gagging. Sharks, dogs, fish, helicopter, light plane. Tornadoes, hurricane, waterspouts, thunder, lightning, flooding, power blackout.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Outrageous premise.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unwatchable, mediocre, boring, inadequate, soul-sucking, shoddy, inept, indigestible, stupid, halfhearted, overdetermined, under-produced, unintelligent, unfunny, mindless, embarrassing, dumb. Terrible CGI, mind-numbing dialogue, careless editing, ridiculous premise, dreadful acting, countless continuity errors, tiresome film references.

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