Syfy had their premiere of Sharknado 2 yesterday. Jennifer and I had never watched the first one, and we were not particularly planning to watch this one either until we learned about the Syfy Sync app and it's Hue Light integration.
So yesterday evening after dinner we installed the Syfy Sync app to an iPad and tried it out with the first Sharknado movie on Netflix.
The Hue light integration was very nice. Whenever the Sharks were about to strike, the room would go red, and when lighting struck on the tv, the room lights would flicker, that sortof thing. Quite cool actually. I pretty much want Hue light integration with every show now.
Anyway, Sharknado the first movie was quite cute, I thought it was as bad as it was supposed to be but was surprised that it was sincere and earnest for the most part.
Sharknado 2 on the other hand, while entertaining, was much more opportunistic and probably much too self-aware of itself.
There's a great bit in the opening where the main characters are on a plane and the plane is flown by the actor who played Ted Stryker from the 70s Airplane movies.
In a similiar vein, the Taxi driver on the show was Judd Hirsch from the TV show: Taxi.
While those two cameos were great, others were not so great. There were probably a half dozen segments of Al Roker and Matt Lauer, from the Today Show, that were just terrible. There were also several segments with Kelly Rippa, the Weather channel and some local NYC weather people that did nothing at all to move the plot along. There were also a lot of cameos by 50+ year old actors in general, which is kindof weird when you take into account that the show was ostensibly targeting the social media set.
While Sharknado 2 was a bit of a disappointment, I did enjoy Sharknado 1. The Hue light sync on both was great, and I look forward to them hopefully doing more Hue sync movies in the future.
Drawing above was done on the 8" Dell Tablet while on the couch.