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Forget trying to seek shelter -- the Sharknado is an unavoidable, (un)natural phenomenon that you don’t want to miss. The Syfy Original Movie about not just one, but multiple shark-filled tornados (and a hurricane!) wreaking havoc on Los Angeles premiered last night, and the world will never be the same. Here’s why.
The return of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid
Has a time capsule from the 1990s recently been opened? Because where else have Ziering and Reid been hiding all this time? (Oh, hi!) Nostalgia for the decade of scrunchies and grunge is at its height, and gawking at how the stars of Beverly Hills, 90210 (Ziering) and the American Pie franchise (Reid) have aged certainly is worth sitting through their insufferable repartee as an ex-husband and wife trying to protect their kids from the hammerheads zooming through the air.
Twitter exploded in unadulterated glee at the film’s unapologetic cheese, which may very well have been what was keeping those sharks glued in their funnel formation (also unearthed from that ‘90s time capsule: the special effects program used to create the sharknado). Mia Farrow live-tweeted the event. Lost creator Damon Lindelof volunteered to write Sharknado 2: The Sharkening. Olivia Wilde jumped in on the action. And then Syfy offered both ladies a part in the sequel.
A Sharknado could really happen
Listen up, world leaders: Sharknados are caused by global warming.(Maybe. Probably not.) Get on that, okay?
The adoption of “sharknado” as a political term
Speaking of big issues, political pundits are already using “sharknado” as a way to define the catastrophic disasters (and humiliating blunders) they’re witnessing in Washington, D.C. Apparently, the film also has the power to unite both liberals and conservatives, something we haven’t seen since … ever? And what’s this we keep hearing about an Obamanado?
Trust us. In all of cinematic history, from the very beginning until forever, you will never again witness anything quite like Ian Ziering fighting a great white shark with a chainsaw.
Syfy will re-air Sharknado July 18 at 7 p.m. ET. Until then, enjoy the trailer: