Though The Asylum have produced many a schlocky exploitation film with catchy titles (when they're not busy making low-budget knock-offs of big studio movies), for whatever reason 'Sharknado' caught the public's attention, or at least gave Twitter a chance to snark for two hours. Though its initial debut wasn't that highly rated, the film has morphed into a cultural... Moment? Phenomenon? Something? And so now we're getting a sequel.
Would you pay to see something in the theater if it had already aired multiple times on television for free? Most of the time you'd say no, right? But, what if it's the pop culture joke of the summer? Of course, we're referring 'Sharknado' - the so-bad-its-good phenomenon that has taken the country by storm. Yes, you can soon see it on the big screen, you lucky dog you!
After years of pumping out amazingly awful, bargain bin TV movies, SyFy finally hit the big time with 'Sharknado.' For the first time, one of the network's movies was so silly, so dumb and so instantly meme-able that the world-at-large took notice and made it a thing. People were actually talking about 'Sharknado'! Real people! So it's no surprise that SyFy has announced a sequel. After all, they probably have a spare $137 lying around to fund it.
While many of us this week are still dealing with the crippling aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we should all take a moment and be thankful that it wasn't worse. It could've been a Sharknado. What's a Sharknado? An upcoming movie is about to show you.