“It’s a tornado. Also, it’s full of sharks.”
With that simple concept, the course of cinema history was forever changed. Yes, much like the addition of peanut butter to chocolate, ‘Sharknado‘ took two things that were already great (especially for B-movies) and combined them to create something truly glorious. From that moment on, it hasn’t truly been summer until the latest ‘Sharknado’ airs on Syfy. What once was a curiosity is now an ever crazier cultural event.
Indeed, when ‘Sharknado’ first aired in the summer of 2013, viewers thought it couldn’t get much crazier. Even B-movie devotees had to admit that there was a certain elegant simplicity to the insanity of a tornado full of sharks. But the series has been nothing if not dedicated to topping itself. As the years – and sequels – have rolled on, each subsequent installment has in some way managed to one-up the others in terms of sheer conceptual madness. Whether it’s the inclusion of space travel in ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!’, the introduction of firenado and cownado variants in ‘Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens‘, or even the worldwide scope of ‘Sharknado 5: Global Swarming‘.
And now, we’ve got our first tease of this summer’s ‘Sharknado 6’, including an official synopsis that puts the insanity of all five prior entries to shame. To wit:
All is lost, or is it? Fin unlocks the time-traveling power of the sharknados in order to save the world and resurrect his family. In his quest, Fin fights Nazis,
dinosaurs, knights, and even takes a ride on Noah’s Ark. This time, it’s not how
to stop the sharknados, it’s when.
The only thing missing is the subtitle.
‘Sharknado 6’ features Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, and Cassie Scerbo all reprising their iconic roles. The sure-to-be-classic film is set to air on Syfy on July 25, 2018.