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The Sharknado Deniers
American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/1/2014 9:58:01 AM

Halfway through Sharknado 2: The Second One, I glimpsed a tiger shark—indigenous to tropical waters quite unlike those encroaching upon New York City—attacking pedestrians in Manhattan. This bit of artistic license almost completely ruined it for me. Had the filmmakers done their homework they would have discovered that tiger sharks rarely navigate the Atlantic north of the 30th parallel—let alone north of the 40th parallel. Such inattention to detail unfortunately sullies science fiction’s reputation as more fiction than science. The Poseidon Adventure and Towering Inferno mated. Their baby, Sharknado 2, was born Wednesday night on SyFy. It was worse than the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nycvoter, 8/1/2014 10:10:30 AM     (No. 9949251)

People catch tiger sharks off Long Island all the time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MeiDei, 8/1/2014 10:35:57 AM     (No. 9949285)

Well we watched it & laughed through it all; if the screenwriter meant it to be serious sci-fi he failed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/1/2014 10:50:42 AM     (No. 9949305)

OK, I watched the first one yesterday. Well, I tried. (I am sure you wouldnt want to view them out of order ha ha) They lost me in the first 10 minutes. Were they on a trawler or an old wooden gaff-rigged sailboat? I am confused. So evidently, was the obviously over-medicated director.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 8/1/2014 11:05:44 AM     (No. 9949333)

Your right #1 sooner or later Sharknado can happen at any time to any coastal city exactly like the film depicts it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 8/1/2014 11:13:22 AM     (No. 9949352)

The full title is Sharnado 2, The Second One. That alone had me laughing.
I loved the serious weather forecasters with the graphics, like the 3D tornado with a shark spinning in it. A shark flying up some stairs was great.
It´s not often someone does a parody of their own movie and it comes out better.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fat Elvis, 8/1/2014 11:37:16 AM     (No. 9949389)

It´s also worth noting that Tiger Sharks rarely take the subway.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: comstock, 8/1/2014 11:48:15 AM     (No. 9949408)

The most egregious insult in this epic was the insolence of California filmmakers to portray "rabid fans" of the METs wearing clothes with the YANKEES logo! First they steal our teams (the Dodgers and the Giants), then they make a mockery of the lone cross-town rivalry remaining. Stick to girls in bikinis, guys. Even though I know you don´t like them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jeffrx, 8/1/2014 12:05:29 PM     (No. 9949438)

I understand that Nancy Pelosi held a press conference and explained that the sharks were actually part of a humanitarian aid group and thus no need for worry...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: harper, 8/1/2014 2:40:33 PM     (No. 9949645)

...just as realistic as Hollywood`s political opinions.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mamafrog, 8/1/2014 5:24:18 PM     (No. 9949804)

Sharks in Tornadoes, such a pleasant alternative to the evening news.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 8/1/2014 5:31:43 PM     (No. 9949807)

Sharknado sounds like a funny spoof regarding the environmentalist wackos bogus claims.

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