The Sharknado 5: Global Swarming trailer.

Shame? Moi?  I can say with some smugness that I’ve never watched a single one of these movies… which, at least according to some people, may have actually gotten better as the series grinds on. If for no other reason than you can’t fall off the floor. Nonetheless, I endorse these films, because they give work to a bunch of actors and actresses who could use the cameo paychecks. I’m not a cruel man. I don’t want to see any of those people starve, simply because I’m being a sneer-sniffing, reverse-hipster elitist snob.

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming will be coming to TV on August 6th.


  • Compound says:

    I, on the other hand, have seen them all. I have a decidedly worse taste in films than most I say looking at the copies of After Last Season, Birdemic, Knight Chills and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever on my shelves. Plus all four Sharknados. And a couple of extra copies of 1 & 2 because Rifftrax did them too.
    The first Sharknado is stupid but quite watchable. (Ace’s live blog of it was a hoot to read too.) The second was not as good and I mostly remember it due to the singer from Sugar Ray being a dad in it. IIRC, the third had Vice President Coulter in it. And the fourth decided to just throw up their hands and gave into the crazy giving us a killer cyborg cast member as well as David Hasselhoff. In Space. The trailer seems to indicate that they’re proceeding with the “Let’s just go nuts” strategy rather than the “starting to take ourselves serious” strategy of 2 & 3.
    But keep in mind that I’m also someone who enjoyed Lavarantula. So, grain of salt and all.

    • acat says:

      1 was .. the kind of watchable-stupid Hollywood doesn’t really do enough of anymore. (Anyone else remember Troma and the Toxic Avenger?)
      2 .. tried to take itself *way* too seriously .. and that’s when I bailed on the series.
      May try 4.. next time 3/4 of my brain is overwhelmed and I just need some epic-level stupid..
      I want to ask how much continuity I’ll miss by skipping 3, but .. it’s Sharknado, so the question is probably taking the material too seriously.

    • UnmovingGreatLibrary says:

      Does your taste in film include Ghost Shark, as well?

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