questionsdid you watch sharknado?

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I'm waiting for Sharknado 2:Now They Have Lasers.

But to answer the question, nope, didn't watch. Haven't had time to get drunk with a bunch of friends and shout crap back at the screen, and that's the only way to watch a SyFy film.

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No, I had planned to watch it, but went to The Lone Ranger instead. We were the only party in the theater. That movie was fantastic, though. I have no idea why the reviews have been so bad, but they allowed me to have my first private showing ever.

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@nortonsark: Really? A theater all to yourself? No cell phones ringing, no idjits talking back to the actors, no one throwing popcorn? Sweeet!

And by the way, Sharknado is being rerun on Thursday. 7pm, I think.

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@stile99: Whatcha doing Thursday afternoon-into-evening? Sharknado is being rerun.

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I was watching some less-crappy syfy HEY LET'S MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT X and then a commercial came on about Sharknado and I had to turn off Attack of the Whateveritwas because it just pales in comparison to a tornado full of sharks.

I mean really.

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Odd, what things come up here for discussion in the summer.

I actually know of Sharknado, not from having watched it, but because it was on every SINGLE "news" channel that I watched for two days, including clips from this momentous work of art. So, if seeing it on the news for two days counts as having watched it, then sure, I watched it. Otherwise, no.

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@shrdlu: That's how much of it I've watched so far, too, but DS recorded it and I've asked him to save it for me. One of these days I will do as @stile99 suggests, stock up the bar, sit down with like-minded friends, and " shout crap back at the screen."

MST2K+????

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I watched 10-15 minutes of it. At that point there were sharks, and there was a storm, but no storm full of sharks. I feel like I missed out.

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Also, my husband and I had a discussion about the name. The movie referred to the storm as a hurricane, so I said the title should be "Sharkicane". But my husband says a hurricane in the Pacific is a typhoon, so the technical term is "Sharkphoon". Either way, I think both are better than "Sharknado".

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@shrdlu: I was taken aback by the quantity of news about it, since it seems to be a totally dreadful POS movie. And yet, I'm going to TiVO it just so I can see if it does indeed pass from awful into that fuzzy realm of "really good schlock!"

I rather like really good schlock now and then.

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@magic cave: It's excellent shlock! Along with Sharktopus!

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I love bad movies, but one of the great mysteries of bad movies is that, for some reason, you can't make one deliberately. It just doesn't work. The result will be merely lame rather than truly hilarious. Sure, if you're stoned or drunk enough they might seem funny, but if you're at that point you'd probably crack up reading your appliance manuals too. There's plenty of genuine and mockable bad movies out there, and new ones coming out all the time, that there's really no reason to ever have to bother with fake ones.

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@starblind: I think the magic that makes bad movies better at being bad than movies that try to be bad (did that make sense?) is that they take themselves SOOOOO seriously! They don't seem to realize that they are schlock. If they are TRYING to be schlock, it's just not as much fun.

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@belyndag and @starblind: For a counter example, I present Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, which was made to deliberately achieve a place on the top ten worst movies. It deserved it, too. It even had a sequel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_Killer_Tomatoes

Oh dear. Looks like there were three sequels. Given enough beer, and like minded companions, this movie is a good time.

As bad movies go, the only one I've seen that even beer doesn't help with is Under the Cherry Moon. When I saw it, in the theater, I was the only one in the place. The staff came in half way through to check on me. I was laughing uncontrollably. I have a certain fondness for bad movies, but I could only sit through that one a single time. Then again, could be worse; could be Howard the Duck.

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@shrdlu: I was just gonna say, Howard the Duck had to be the worst movie ever because they didn't realize how much it sucked!

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Nope, but I definitely plan to watch it when re-airs later this week.

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@shrdlu: Killer Tomatoes: the exception that proves the point. Or something like that. LOL! I forgot about that one. I've never seen Cherry Moon, but I like Prince so I will have to check it out.

I have to confess that I occasionally start watching something, get a BIT invested in it, but realize that it sucks too much to waste my time on, but not enough to enjoy for its sheer badness. When this happens I can usually find a summary online so I can satisfy my curiosity about how it ends without wasting my day watching it. Cheating, I know.

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@belyndag: when something is so bad that I have to stop watching it, I will tape it and watch the last 10 minutes. Then I can tell if I have misjudged it, and watch the new whole thing, if warranted.

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I enjoy the SyFy movie comments on my Twitter feed more than I would probably enjoy the movie. The Sharknado jokes kept going the next day....