Now I admit to getting sucked into the hype over SHARKNADO when it was first announced just based off the complete absurdity of the idea and I watched the movie when it premiered on Syfy but the movie was incredibly bad even by the Syfy channel original monster movie standards. Plus no one actually watched the movie despite SHARKNADO mania running wild all over Twitter.
So while it was bad enough that Syfy has aired the movie every week since it premiered but now they plan on having a limited run in actual movie theaters.
Regal Cinemas will host midnight shows of Sharknado on August 2 at roughly 200 theaters across the country, including New York City’s Regal Union Square Stadium 14 and L.A.’s Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14.
Far be it from me to stand in the way of any movie becoming a new generation ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW but at the very least said movie should have been made with the intent of being good even if it ultimately ended up being awful. That is what makes a really great bad movie…the folks behind it have to have tried with all their might to make a good movie but failed. Conversely, the folks behind SHARKNADO intended on making crap and it shows in the pitiful CGI sharks and piss poor editing and the casting of Tara Reid. That type of cynical filmmaking completely goes against the spirit of movies that are so bad they are good and I take my bad movies very seriously…as you can tell.
It is with that in mind that I figured it was my duty as a concerned moviegoer to do my part in killing this SHARKNADO craze by offering a truncated version of the film that only takes 7 and a half minutes out of your life while sparing you all of the scenes of Tara Reid looking clueless and John Heard’s dignity dying ever so slowly.