Sharksnado (Syfy) Review: What You Need To Know
When a freak hurricane swamps the coast of Southern California, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of Sharksnado terrorize the flooded city. The story follows Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering), a surfer who runs a beachside bar in Santa Monica, as he rescues his estranged wife and daughter from shark-infested waters.
Hurricane David was a powerful hurricane that pounded the Caribbean and Florida in late August and early September 1979. It was one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes of the modern era.
It was a tropical cyclone that formed off the Cape Verde Islands in early August and made landfall on Dominica, as a Category 5 hurricane. The storm caused significant damage on the island, including crop loss and damage to infrastructure.
It then hit Georgia as a weakening minimal hurricane, bringing 3-5 foot (0.9-1.5 m) storm surge and heavy surf. No major damage occurred in Savannah, and the storm moved to the north-northwest.
Fin (Ian Ziering)
The star of “90210” and the “Celebrity Apprentice,” Ian Ziering, got a chance to show off his chops as Fin Shepard in Sharknado, which became one of Syfy’s most social media sensations. The cult classic garner more than 5,000 tweets per minute during its initial broadcast and has been rebroadcast around the world.
The campy sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One (premiering Wednesday), finds Fin in New York City again and battling a similar weather event. He’s also trying to get to Florida, where his former wife April (Tara Reid) and her mother, May (Bo Derek), are staying on spring break.
April (Tara Reid)
The actress who was a tabloid mainstay in the aughts for her wild partying, Tara Reid has come back to life in Syfy’s Sharknado. And it hasn’t been easy for her.
In the third installment of sharksnado, her character April was squish by a huge chunk of space debris and faced a “Will April live?” cliffhanger.
Fans were invite to decide whether April would live or die in the fourth movie. It’s a stunt that’s become increasingly common in television, from Hawaii Five-0 to Psych.
Baz (John Heard)
When a hurricane rages through Los Angeles, Sharksnado have scooped up in tornadoes and flood the city. Surfer and bar owner Fin sets out with his friends Baz, Nova and George to rescue Fin’s wife April and teenage daughter Claudia from the storm-ravaged boardwalk and bar where she works.
They also try to rescue a school bus which is surround by sharks and Fin abseils down from a bridge in order to save the bus driver. This is follow by an epic sequence where all the sharks are suck up into a tornado that spins around in the sky.
Nova (Tessa Thompson)
Nova, who was almost kill in the first film, toughens up and helps Fin track down sharknadoes. She also catches the attention of a new storm chaser named Lucas (Frankie Muniz).
Along the way, there are a host of celebrity cameos including Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, magicians Penn and Teller and retired LA Laker Rick Fox.
George (Jamie Foxx)
A freak cyclone strikes Los Angeles and also causes man-eating Sharksnado to be scoope up in water spouts. These sharks travel throughout the city until they hit Fin Shepard’s (Ian Ziering) bar, which is then flooded with shark-infested seawater.
The bar owner, along with his friends Baz (John Heard), Nova (Tessa Thompson) and also George (Jamie Foxx), sets out to rescue April Wexler and also her teenage daughter Claudia from the flooding, but their plans are put to the test when they arrive at April’s house. Collin, April’s boyfriend, is eaten by the sharks, but the rest of them escape unharm.
Claudia (Kaylee MacLachlan)
A freak cyclone hits Los Angeles, causing sharks to be scooped up in water spouts and also flooding the city with shark-infested seawater. Fin sets out with his friends, Baz, Nova, and George, to rescue his estranged wife April and their teenage daughter Claudia, who are trapped at her home by the flooding.
Along the way, they meet up with Fin and April’s son Matt, who is taking flight school lessons. Together, they set out to stop the incoming “sharknadoes” by tossing bombs into them from a helicopter.