History Film / SHARKNADO

26th Sep '17 4:51:42 PM Blazer999
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SerialEscalation: The more movies get made, the more over-the-top and nonsensical they get.
24th Sep '17 10:01:11 PM The_Face89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Nova.]]

to:

* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Nova. She gets better.]]



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: After you have seen the next few movies, you'll note this one is much shorter on the celebrity cameos and deaths. Some parts are even half-serious. That's because this was expected to be a one-off concept, and ended up being a surprise hit. It's also the only one where the ''storm'' does significantly more damage than the sharks for most of the movie.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Fin's car spontaneously explodes after developing a fuel leak.

to:

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: After you have seen the next few movies, you'll note this one is much shorter on the celebrity cameos and deaths. Some parts are even half-serious.deaths, and seems to take itself at least half-seriously. That's because this was expected to be a one-off concept, and ended up being a surprise hit. It's also the only one where the ''storm'' does significantly more damage than the sharks for most of the movie.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Fin's car spontaneously explodes after developing a fuel leak. Partly helped by the ammunition he kept in there.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Matt's friend, Luellyn, watches as a shark is flung by the tornado right towards their friend, Bobby, and he shoves Bobby out of the way, getting fatally squashed himself. His sacrifice didn't amount to much, though, as Bobby is killed not long afterwards.]]

to:

* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Matt's friend, Luellyn, friend Luellyn watches as a shark is flung by the tornado right towards their friend, friend Bobby, and he shoves Bobby out of the way, getting fatally squashed himself. [[ForgottenFallenFriend No one cares.]] [[SenselessSacrifice His sacrifice didn't amount to much, much]], though, as Bobby is gets killed not long afterwards.afterwards in a ''Jaws'' ShoutOut. And then a shark falls on his body. ]]



* TheLoad: Even Matt's background friends who get killed off during the climax are more useful than Claudia ever is during the whole movie.

to:

* TheLoad: Even Matt's background friends who get killed off during the climax are were more useful than Claudia ever is was during the whole movie.



* ShoutOut: Nova states that [[Film/{{Jaws}} "We're gonna need a bigger chopper."]]

to:

* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: [[Film/{{Jaws}} Nova states that [[Film/{{Jaws}} "We're gonna need a bigger chopper."]]chopper," Fin and Baz take out a shark by tossing a propane cylinder in its mouth and shooting it early in the shark attack on the pier, and Bobby dies the same way as Quint does minus a machete to stab the shark with.]]



** Early in the shark attack on the pier, Fin and Baz take out a shark by tossing a propane cylinder in its mouth and shooting it.

to:

** Early in the shark attack on the pier, Fin and Baz take out a shark by tossing a propane cylinder in its mouth and shooting it.E .



** It's also obvious by the cars, lettering on signs, etc that the montage of the gang driving through a flooding LA is cut with stock footage of monsoon-devastated Asian countries. Possibly justified in that there would be no stock footage of LA flooding available anyway.

to:

** It's also obvious by the cars, lettering on signs, etc that the montage of the gang driving through a flooding LA "flooding LA" is cut with stock footage of monsoon-devastated Asian countries. Possibly justified in that there would be no stock footage of LA flooding available anyway.
24th Sep '17 9:44:06 PM The_Face89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BilingualBonus: The movie ends with the word "Fin" which is Spanish and French for "End".

to:

* BilingualBonus: The movie ends with the word "Fin" which is Spanish and French for "End". JustForPun.
6th Aug '17 3:29:48 PM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RunningGag: ''Something'' big and round can be counted on to get torn loose by the storms and sent rolling through the streets, smashing stuff. As of film #5, it's been done with [[spoiler: two ferris wheels, the [[Film/{[Cloverfield}} Statue of Liberty's head]], the World's Biggest Ball of Twine, and Universal Studios' signature metal globe]].

to:

* RunningGag: ''Something'' big and round can be counted on to get torn loose by the storms and sent rolling through the streets, smashing stuff. As of film #5, it's been done with [[spoiler: two ferris wheels, the [[Film/{[Cloverfield}} Statue of Liberty's head]], the World's Biggest Ball head, a gigantic ball of Twine, twine, and Universal Studios' signature a giant metal globe]].globe with most of the Shepherds ''inside'' it]].
6th Aug '17 3:28:20 PM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RunningGag: ''Something'' big and round can be counted on to get torn loose by the storms and sent rolling through the streets, smashing stuff. As of film #5, it's been done with [[spoiler: two ferris wheels, the [[Film/{[Cloverfield}} Statue of Liberty's head]], the World's Biggest Ball of Twine, and Universal Studios' signature metal globe]].
6th Aug '17 11:18:27 AM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NoisyNature: Some of the sharks make a strange, scratchy croaking sound. Only two of the more than 400 species of shark make any sort of vocalization, and the two that do make an audible "bark" (by burping!) are much too small to play the ThreateningShark in these films.

to:

* NoisyNature: Some of the sharks make a strange, scratchy croaking grunting sound. Only two of the more than 400 species of shark make any sort of vocalization, and the two that do make an audible "bark" (by burping!) are much too small to play the ThreateningShark in these films.
6th Aug '17 11:09:31 AM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NoisyNature: Some of the sharks make a strange, scratchy croaking sound. Only two of the more than 400 species of shark make any sort of vocalization, and the two that do make an audible "bark" (by burping!) are much too small to play the ThreateningShark in these films.



* NoisyNature: Some of the sharks make a strange, scratchy croaking sound when the waterspout dissipates and they fall out of the sky.
6th Aug '17 10:58:28 AM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NoisyNature: Some of the sharks make a strange, scratchy croaking sound when the waterspout dissipates and they fall out of the sky.
6th Aug '17 10:54:33 AM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MonumentalDamage: The Santa Monica Pier is, of course, the first thing destroyed. Later, [[spoiler: the bus driver is smashed by the HOLLYWOOD sign.]]

to:

* MonumentalDamage: The Santa Monica Pier is, of course, the first thing destroyed. Later, [[spoiler: the bus driver is smashed by the HOLLYWOOD sign.]]]] A falling shark cracks the pavement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater.



** Including some shots that are ''hilariously'' inappropriate to what's actually going on on-screen, like the one where a shark that's supposed to have been flung into a swimming pool by the waterspout still has a couple of remora tagging along, not even adhering to it but just swimming alongside. Not to mention the angle of the shot suggests that the camera was underneath the street itself.

to:

** Including some shots that are ''hilariously'' inappropriate to what's actually going on on-screen, like the one where a shark that's supposed to have been flung into a swimming pool by the waterspout still has a couple of remora tagging along, not even adhering to it but just swimming alongside. Not to mention some where the angle of the shot suggests that the camera was underneath the street itself.
6th Aug '17 10:51:25 AM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: After you have seen the next few movies, you'll note this one is much shorter on the celebrity cameos and deaths. Some parts are even half-serious. That's because this was expected to be a one-off concept, and ended up being a surprise hit. It's also the only one where the ''storm'' does more damage than the sharks do for most of the movie.

to:

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: After you have seen the next few movies, you'll note this one is much shorter on the celebrity cameos and deaths. Some parts are even half-serious. That's because this was expected to be a one-off concept, and ended up being a surprise hit. It's also the only one where the ''storm'' does significantly more damage than the sharks do for most of the movie.
This list shows the last 10 events of 215. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.SHARKNADO