A 'mockumentary' about David Moore, the filmmaker who first dreamed of "sharks in a tornado" and brought on disaster by using real sharks. The first SHARKNADO was to be a movie never seen, ... See full summary »
Survivors escape to a deserted atoll, after their boat during a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the atoll starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster.
A tropical singles retreat takes a terrifying turn when guests realize a poisonous shark is infesting the surrounding water. Not only will it rip apart its victims, but it also uses projectile acid to hunt - in and out of the water.
As shark-infested storms grow stronger and more complex, the world braces for the inevitable - a global sharknado. This year, the mission gets personal for chainsaw-wielding leader Fin Shepard and his bionic wife, April, when their young son gets trapped in a sharknado and is transported all over the world.Written by
The opening title does not appear until 21 minutes into the film. See more »
(at around 16 mins) When first seen on the front of the bus, Bret Michaels is holding his Dean "Sharkslayer" guitar but this inexplicably switches to a different guitar with a narrow Flying V headstock. See more »
A couple of the opening credits (including the title) are shown with the same font as the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) credits. The rest of the credits don't appear until the 21-minute mark, through the franchise's regular title sequence. See more »
No more shark fin soup to be boiled on this formula...
As much as I enjoy campy movies, a genre that the "Sharknado" movies definitely fall under, then I must say that the movie have gradually been slipping down a steep hill with each passing movie. And this 5th installment to the franchise is the worst one of the movie so far.
"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" is a movie that spoofs many other movies, but it fails to do so in a particularly good or funny manner, and that results in the movie becoming strained and forced, and it is clear that director Anthony C. Ferrante is trying to make the audience laugh, but fails to do so in a proper way.
The characters in the movie, particularly Fin (played by Ian Ziering) and April (played by Tara Reid) are now jokes and parodies on themselves and their characters in the previous movies. Which makes for a somewhat bitter pill to swallow. Especially the April character whom has turned into a cyborg with superhero-like powers.
The dialogue is just downright atrocious in "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming". Mind you, it hasn't exactly been Shakespearian dialogue in the previous movies either, but it is exceptionally poor in this fifth installment in the franchise.
It feels like even the main cast have given up because the movie has reached an unfathomable level of ridiculousness.
What did work out well enough for the movie was the amount of cameo appearances that took place throughout the course of the movie. Lots of familiar faces to spot, so be on the lookout for those.
"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" is a weak movie in itself and also as an addition to the franchise. If you have watched the previous four movies, you might find some enjoyment in the fifth movie as well. Personally, I didn't really enjoy this one as much as the previous ones to various degree.
The ending of the movie, albeit it was so unfathomably corny and cheesy that it was painful to witness, then it was still a fun twist to the movie. It was incredibly stupid, yes, but I must admit that I found myself to be chuckling at that twist to the storyline as it made so little sense for the storyline.
Perhaps it is time to let Fin and his cyborg ex-wife rest and have the Sharknados ebb out and die...
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