Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

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2.5 Overall Score
Story: 1/10
Acting: 2/10
Visuals: 1/10

Looking for cameos

Not even ironically bad anymore

Movie Info

Movie Name:  Sharknado 3:  Oh Hell No!

Studio:  Syfy/The Asylum/Sonatina

Genre(s):  Horror/Action/Adventure/Comedy/B-Movie

Release Date(s):  July 22, 2015

MPAA Rating:  Not Rated

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This is America!!!

Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) is now an expert at defeating sharknados and receiving America’s highest honor from the President (Mark Cuban) and Vice President (Ann Coulter).  When sharknados begins popping up along the coast, Fin jumps into action and heads south where his pregnant wife April (Tara Reid) and his child Claudia (Ryan Newman) are enjoying time at Universal Studios.  The sharknados are threatening to merge into a massive sharkicane, Fin and his help Nova (Cassie Scerbo) must seek out Fin’s father Gil (David Hasselhoff) and a battle that could take them to space.

Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, Sharknado 3:  Oh Hell No! is a horror-action-comedy.  A sequel to Sharknado 2:  The Second One from 2014, the film premiered on SyFy on July 22, 2015.  The movie was edited before release to remove Jared Fogle from the final cut after his arrest for child pornography.

The first Sharknado was goofy fun, the second Sharknado felt like the movie was milking a surprise hit, and this movie feels like they aren’t even really trying.  Sharknado 3 is watchable if you are into the low budget and intentionally bad films, but sometimes it feels like Sharknado tries too hard at being bad.

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If only this was real….

The plot is virtually non-existent.  The movie is losing the irony that was established in the first film and attempts to build plot to keep the “series” going.  Now, Fin can sense the sharknados coming (which apparently is a regular event now) and the series just keeps trying to top itself…which it can’t do because it is a series about sharks in a tornado.  Taking the sharks to space really doesn’t add to the over-the-top nature…it just feels like it is prolonging the agony.

The movie is really a means to get cameos.  The main cast of Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, and Ryan Newman are B-level actors and they just move through the movie encountering the multitudes of people having mini cameos.  There are “real” celebrities playing themselves like George R.R. martin, Kathie Lee and Hoda, Jackie Collins (in her last appearance), Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker, and there are also actors and actresses appearing in other roles like Bo Derek, Mark McGrath, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, Frankie Muniz, David Hasselhoff, Kim Richards, Jerry Springer, Anthony Weiner, Kendra Wilson, Chris Jericho, Penn & Teller, Ne-Yo, Lou Ferrigno, Steve Guttenberg, Rick Fox, Cindy Margolis, Genevieve Morton, Kevin Sorbo, Corey Feldmin, Ray J, and tons more…it is an overload which becomes the game of watching (though I can’t understand why some organizations let their reporters and “newsmen” to appear in a bad and goofy comedy since it takes away from their legitimacy.

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Sharks in Space!!!

The movie (like always) looks awful, but this too has lost its charm.  The movie seems like it probably has a bigger budget than the first Sharknado but bigger isn’t always better in this case…heading to space might have been the next logical step in the series, but it doesn’t make it look any better.  Plus, I love how much the scenery between Washington and Florida looks like southern California.

Sharknado 3:  Oh Hell No! can pass the time but can’t pass muster.  It is dull and boring at points despite its rocket pace.  With the relatively low budget nature of the film and the popularity of the series, Sharknado 3:  Oh Hell No! is followed by Sharknado 4:  The 4th Awakens in 2016.

Related Links:

Sharknado (2013)

Sharknado 2:  The Second One (2014)

Sharknado 4:  The 4th Awakens (2016)

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