Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna Reviews Sharknado 2: The Second One

Yes, yes we know markets were down the most in months, red for the year etc.
Worry not little cherubs. Rest easy, sleep the sleep of the innocent (at least through Monday's close) and arise with renewed faith in the leverage afforded by calls on the E-mini futures.
From The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog:
The people who brought you the film that revived the careers of Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and the shark from Jaws are back with another mid-summer campfest, and you might think fame and money and notoriety might have ruined all the fun of watching something as idiotically titled as “Sharknado,” but you’d lose that bet, race fans (and really, how did they set this one in New York City and not subtitle it “The Great White Fillet”? That’s a missed opportunity right there.)

Okay, let’s get one thing straight; this is not going to be a Joe Morgenstern, Pulitzer-worthy review. For one thing, Morgenstern wouldn’t stoop to covering this goofball TV movie. For another, well, come on, it’s called Sharknado. How serious can you be about something called Sharknado?

Not very serious, and the people who put this comedy/horror piece of bite-sized zeitgeist don’t take it very seriously, either. They have a lot of fun with it, but the real fun of this is watching it with the second screen. Last summer’s original became a wild, viral hit when people took to Twitter to talk about the movie while watching it. This time around, the producers acknowledged that: a still before every commercial break contained several tweets from viewers. Everybody got in on the act, ever actors. Wil Wheaton, who we were told had a cameo in the movie (we missed it), tweeted this out....MORE