Between "22 Jump Street," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," and "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the summer movie season has been largely defined by sequels, spinoffs, and would-be reboots. But this phenomenon isn't exclusive to the big screen, as Syfy will soon be rolling out a sequel to "Sharknado," the instantly beloved cult monster movie from last summer. And thanks to this new, three-minute-long clip, you'll get the sense that the wacky, go-for-broke "Sharknado" spirit continues gamely on in "Sharknado 2: The Second One."
As a surprisingly lucid Tara Reid explains before the clip begins (yes, she's back too): "Sharks. Tornados. New York. You're welcome." The clip takes place on a New York subway line, although which line isn't explicitly stated because they are, clearly, playing fast and loose with New York City geography and subway lines. Ian Ziering (yep, back) is having a heart-to-heart with Mark McGrath (yes, from Sugar Ray) about their family or something... WHO CARES. Pretty soon the subway tunnel starts filling up with water –- and not only water, SHARKS!!!
We get to see a shark eat a part of the subway car, plus new costars Judah Friedlander and Vivica A. Fox show up, although they are pretty forgettable. The real star of this clip is the painfully awful water effects, which are less impressive than they were in "Die Hard with a Vengenace," back in 1995. Then there's the sharks themselves, which look truly ridiculous. But you know what does look good? Ziering's hoodie-and-leather jacket combo; even the fashion in this movie seems hopelessly outdated.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" airs in exactly one month, on July 30th, on Syfy.