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'Sharknado 2: The Second One' knows that you know it's ridiculous
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' knows that you know it's ridiculous

Having become something of a succès d'ordures, "Sharknado," the 2013 TV movie about a tornado full of sharks (to simplify somewhat), has inevitably birthed a sequel. Here it comes now. Premiering Wednesday on Syfy, it is called "Sharknado 2: The Second One," to let you know, as does most every (super-intense) expression, (seriously read) line and too-big-for-this cameo appearance, that everyone involved is in on the joke. Even the CGI sharks, who seem strangely incidental this time, seem to be laughing behind their fins. It's hard to say whether such knowingness makes for an improvement on the original, which, before the culture decided differently,...

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