Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sharknado (2013)

Oh boy, here we go!  Fin, a former pro surfer, owns a bar on the pier and still likes to hang ten on the waves.  He's having a fine day at the bar after a great surf run, when the weather turns bad and waves start breaking over the pier. Everybody out!  Too bad the movie didn't have someone checking the continuity since the scenes with waves enveloping the bar don't match the calm quiet beach scenes shots from over head where it looks like a fine day to visit the non-flooded beach.

Fin decides he needs to rescue his daughter who is at his ex-wifes house. He gets there just in time, and they loose the extra characters so everyone can fit in the jeep. So now we've got the people from the bar, plus the ex-wife and daughter all stuffed in a car and going to rescue the son, who is an adult and at work.

What more do you need? Well how about a discussion about how Fin was never there for his son at a most inopportune time  while sharks are flying through the air? Or Fin refusing to pass by a school bus just in case there are children trapped inside? Or characters getting out of the jeep for no good reason and conveniently disappearing in a rush of water, thus opening up more space in the jeep? Or Fin cutting his way out of a shark with a chainsaw?

There are loads of continuity errors, bad cgi, Robbie Rist (Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch) as a school bus driver, and music from the band Quint (whose songs were produced and/or written by Rist).  The movie is fun, ridiculous and full of laughs. Let's hope the next one is just as silly.

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