Critics Sip on ‘Shark-Tinis’ at Sharknado 2 Premiere

Monday night’s screening at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles was, appropriately enough, poolside at the Beverly Hilton. Among those in attendance: Chuck Barney, critic for the Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area newspapers.

From his write-up, ahead of The Second One‘s broadcast debut on SyFy Wednesday July 30:

While the sequel features just slightly better production values, it is louder and splashier. In short, there’s more bite for the buck – and more chain saws.

Also, more people have joined the campy fun. Sharknado 2 is stuffed with cameo appearances including Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan and Robert Klein, to name a few. And as the horror mounts, Today show partners Al Roker and Matt Lauer provide breathless, straight-faced updates.

Barney also notes that the plot is “razor-thin.” Ha ha. Thanks to the sequel’s NYC setting and plethora of Midtown media types, expect the Twitter trending storm to be even more acute this time around.