Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) Movie Review

Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Ian Ziering in Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)

Return of the Sharknado

Thanks to Aston Reynolds (Tommy Davidson) and his technology company the threat of a Sharknado has been eradicated for the past five years. But for Fin (Ian Ziering - Christmas in Palm Springs) when ever a storm forms he always fears the worst, knowing exactly what it is like to survive a Sharknado. On a brief trip to Vegas all hell breaks out when the technology used to prevent a Sharknado fails and now Fin along with family and some new friends will have to battle a brand new Sharknado as well as other random storms which first hits Vegas and then heads off in to the desert.

I reminded myself of what I wrote when I reviewed the first "Sharknado" movie and quite simply I said it was the most enjoyable bad movie you are likely to watch due to its ridiculously outrageous nature. The thing is that I didn't need to remind myself of what I wrote when I reviewed "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" as I remember it being bad and not in a so bad it is good sort of way. Well the people behind these movies have out done themselves with "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens" as not only is this addition to the franchise even more ridiculous but it is even less entertaining than the last.

Now let me tell you what you get in "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens". Story wise, well that it is irrelevant but we get a whole host of other nados for Fin and friends to tackle. Then we have action which quickly establishes itself as ridiculous with a car surfing scene and to accompany that we have hilariously bad dialogue full of famous references. But what you really get in "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens" is a lot of famous people showing up in cameos, friends and family of famous people showing up, some people who shouldn't be famous in the first place and then some actors who look like famous people. So that means we have the likes of Gary Busey, David Hasselhoff, Duane 'Dog' Chapman, Steve Guttenberg, Stacey Dash and even Jedward showing up alongside the regulars.

What this all boils down to is that "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens" is like the previous "Sharknado" movies and that is intentionally over the top and bad. But like the third "Sharknado" movie the fun of being outrageous isn't there like it was when these movies started and now it is mostly bad rather than enjoyably bad.

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