Twitter Was Pretty Pissed Off About ‘Sharknado 2′

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Bad movies will always have their supporters, be they contrarian critics or cult fans high on irony. But some people want nothing to do with an intentionally cruddy film, for instance Syfy’s original feature Sharknado 2: The Second One. A sequel to the network’s 2013 TV movie, Sharknado 2 released on Wednesday night, arousing quite a few reactions on Twitter. Plenty of viewers celebrated the camp and kookiness of the film, but there were no shortage of detractors: people who called Sharknado everything from a waste of time to the reason that our planet is in such a vile state.

Here’s a quick glimpse at the varying degrees of animosity stirred up on Twitter by Sharknado 2: The Second One

There were rational, even-keeled artistic criticisms:

General condemnation about the whole “so-bad-it’s-good” phenomenon:


Humor as a defense mechanism:

Nifty tricks offered to avoid finding yourself in a position of watching Sharknado:


The mindset of, to paraphrase Meat Loaf, “I would do anything for RTs, but I won’t do that”:

Illustrations of the human consequence of such social media activity:

Existentialist arguments against Sharknado watching:

And, to top the whole thing off, some pretty hostile accusations about the gravity of Sharknado fandom:

It was a heated night on Twitter. Let us remember this when Sharknado 3 rolls around.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.