Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Directed by Anthony C Ferrante
Written by Thunder Levin
Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff, Gary Busey, Ryan Newman, Masiela Lusha, Cody Linley, Imani Hakim SyFy | Asylum Productions
Release Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2016, 8:00pm ET
The Syfy channel has lived on the back of its campy and so-bad-they’re-good CG-shark fests for years. In 2009, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus debuted. A year later, they started splicing sea creatures together with the Roger Corman-produced Sharktopus. But nothing captured the cultural zeitgeist like 2013’s Sharknado. Celebrities began tweeting about it, and soon it was a social media sensation. It was obvious there needed to be a sequel, and in 2014 we got Sharknado 2: The Second One, followed again last year with Sharknado 3, Oh Hell No! Finally, because we the people demanded it, the franchise that merged sharks and weather phenomena continues with Sharknado: The 4th Awakens! On a sentimental note, I consider the Sharknado franchise my Geeks Of Doom anniversary as Part 2 was my first review for the site.
Five years ago, Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his wife April (Tara Reid) rode back to Earth inside the belly of a giant shark from outer space. Their son Gil was born inside the shark. Unfortunately, their happy ending was interrupted, and it seemed like April was killed by falling space debris. At least that’s what Fin thought…
If it’s July… it must be SHARKNADO time! This weekend, the greatest movie franchise in television history continues with Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, premiering tonight on Syfy.
The Syfy network is filling up its time slots with all their “classic” original shark films, my favorite titles include “Zombie Shark,” “Planet of the Sharks,” and “Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf.” Before unleashing the fourth and most devastating Sharknado onto the viewers, the entire gang headed to San Diego Comic Con last weekend.
This week on NCIS: Gotham… Will Arnett (star of Lego Batman) stars as Batman pulling desk duty after he has to hand in his gun, badge, and mask. Picking up the phone wearing a button down and one bat glove, oh how far Gotham’s finest have fallen!
Will Arnett completed his third day at San Diego Comic-Con live on the Syfy channel. His guests on Saturday included Elijah Wood, The Magicians crew, the cast of the new sci-fi show Timeless, debuting on NBC this Fall and of course, it wouldn’t be the Syfy channel, without some hot Sharknado action as Tara Reid joins him. Arriving via segway to Europe’s classic Final Countdown, he was greeted by throngs of screaming cosplayers. His panel was David Giuntoli (NBC’s Grimm), Mercedes Mason (AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead), and YouTube star Andre Meadows.