B-grade movie fans find a guilty pleasure in watching films that are so bad they defy logic. For those interested in sharks, pretty girls and one of the most far-fetched plots ever hatched, there is the Syfy channel’s “Sharknado.”
“Sharknado” is driven by a plot that involves thousands of sharks swept up into a tornado that descends upon a small town, turning the ocean’s greatest predator into flying missiles intent on turning the people into a meal.
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"There's a sincerity in its ridiculousness," the movie's director, Anthony C. Ferrante, told The Atlantic Wire.
The July 11 premiere generated nearly 5,000 tweets a minute at its peak, according to the network, and it scored 387,000 social media mentions. The movie was seen by nearly 1.37 million people, according to The Huffington Post.
Rest assured, though, AccuWeather says humans have no need to fear an actual “sharknado.”
“A tornado would not have the ability to sweep up marine life,” AccuWeather said in a statement. “Traditionally, a tornado forms over land; a similar formation over water would be known as a waterspout. Understandably, ‘Shark-Spout’ doesn't have quite the same ring to it.”