'Sharknado 2' trailer bites off as much as it can chew

Better oil your chain saw. "Sharknado 2" is really happening, and there's nothing we can do to stop the mayhem.

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It's a shark in a storm! What more do you want? Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

I came late to the whole "Sharknado" phenomenon. I didn't see it until my brother, known for his exquisite taste in bad movies, pulled it up on Netflix in late 2013. I know it was kind of wrong, but I was rooting for the sharks. Really, who wouldn't want to see Steve Sanders from "Beverly Hills 90210" eaten by a shark?

Somehow, that chopped-together Frankenstein of a monster-disaster movie stuck with me. "Chain saw" took on new meaning, I cheered at the sight of two different "Sharknado" costumes at the Albuquerque Comic Expo, and, despite my better judgement, looked forward to the inevitable sequel.

We're almost there and we have a trailer to prove it. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" debuts on the SyFy channel on July 30. The sequel promises to have bigger storms and even more sharks, but this time the sharks are taking Manhattan. Based on just the official full-length trailer, we will have some quotable lines: "This is the Big Apple! Something bites us, we bite back!" and "Holy shark!"

This time, there are more cameos. According to IMDB, We can look forward to Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kelly Osbourne, Biz Markie, and Billy Ray Cyrus. Stellar casting there, SyFy!

So how will SyFy top the beautifully tacky mess of the first film? How about sharks on the subway? Flaming sharks? Midair chainsaw battles? A beheaded Statue of Liberty? Hopefully, SyFy didn't just spill all the magic in the trailer. But I don't care. I don't care if it sucks. I don't care if the trailer is the highlight of the whole production. It's sharks. In a tornado. In New York. And I'm going to watch it. Now please, please, please can somebody make "Sharknado vs. Godzilla?"

About the author

Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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