Okay, so this is, admittedly, a little different that the usual approach for a A movie in a 100 words or less post, considering that by the time this guy goes up, the movie in question won’t have debuted yet. But, still, I couldn’t help myself. Because, see, at 9 o’clock PM Eastern tonight, the movie I can only assume will be instantly hailed as the absolute pinnacle of modern filmmaking will debut on everyone’s favorite wrestling and ghost hunting cable channel, SyFy.
That’s right, fellow Puddintopians, tonight, Sharknado will finally be unleashed upon an unsuspecting—yet appreciative!—viewing public. And I just don’t see how it could be anything but Grade A, undilated, so-pure-it’s-dangerous-to-handle awesome. Seriously, let’s just give these guys All The Oscars and call it a day.
Admittedly, my relationship with SyFy has been on the rocks since, I don’t know, 2010. And they haven’t exactly been making much progress towards getting back in my good graces (although, here’s a nod of appreciation for Continuum. Maybe they are trying, perhaps a smidge? Now, please, SyFy execs, don’t kill it since I’ve said I like it).
But, oh, Syfy, how can I stay mad at you when you’re about to give the world…Sharknado?!
Sharks. Super tornados. Tara Reid. Ian Ziering. All those seemingly unrelated ingredients in one, wondrous made-for-TV? Seems too good to be true, right? It’s not. It’s on tonight at 9. Oh, you might think that maybe this won’t be the best Syfy movie ever made, but you’d be wrong. What? fine, I’ll allow you might need a little more explanation before you see the true genius behind Sharknado. So, check out this io9 interview with the movie’s writer, Thunder Levin*. If that doesn’t gel your Thursday night plans into a Sharknado-shaped mold, well, maybe we can’t be friends after all.
I’d say that, well, as the Sharknado thumbnail above suggests, that’s plenty Enough Said.
I guess the only thing that remains for me is to decided what beer I’ll be sipping tonight as I marvel at the joy of a movie about a tornado filled with people-eating sharks.
Oh, hey, and bonus points for anyone out there who comes up with a decent drinking game for this monster of a motion picture.
*Thunder Levin is also, potentially, the awesomest name for a writer ever.