Why was I excited to see the first Sharknado? The poster and tag-line "enough said!" had me instantly. There was no reason or logic to be found there, just the promise of something truly ridiculous. I did indeed receive something ridiculous, but they were really trying back then. Okay, they were sort of trying. There was an actual plot, and though it was stupid, it tried to explain some sort of reason for this foolishness. A cyclone hits the ocean near L.A. and picks up a bunch of sharks. It then proceeds to hit land, and throw killer sharks everywhere at everyone. Don't ask how the sharks can breathe while flying through the air. You won't get an answer no matter how hard you look. Believe me, I tried. Attempts at logic are made as the devastation causes flooding that allow the sharks to swim through the streets eating people. The actors also put a lot more effort in to selling what's happening in the first installment then you'll see from the other three to come. Not that many of them a really good actors or anything, but at least they're trying here. It's shit, and they know it, but what other options do actors like these have? But also don't ask how all of the main characters are instantly shark killing bad-asses as soon as everything gets started. Just go with it.
Beth got her start writing for a site called Movie Criticism for the Retarded (which has been reborn as dorkdroppings.com. Check it out sometime), but was pulled out of an early retirement to write for Needless Things. When she isn't writing she plays video games and watches bad horror movies while eagerly awaiting the zombie apocalypse. She may try to save her husband and/or their cats, but luckily hasn't had to make those tough decisions yet.