⭐️⭐️.5 - I love these characters so it was a pleasure to see them all back again...but Sharknado 5 is just not a good entry in the series. The Sharknado franchise, coming from SyFy Channel and The Asylum, has never had good acting or special effects, obviously, but this entry in particular seemed to be at an all-time low in both categories. The acting was painful, even by my very low standards, and the effects were atrocious. I swear the sharknados themselves, and the sharks being flung by them, looked better in all previous entries. Also, I know a movie series about tornadoes filled with sharks destroying cities is not exactly the most grounded realistic movie in the world, but this entry almost feels like it took the unrealism angle too far. People are using the sharknados to actually teleport from location to location around the world, there's an ancient relic that can control the sharknados, some kind of mystical energy source inside the sharknados that is making them almost sentient, and of course there's time travel involved.
The movie finished and I could honestly say I had no idea what the hell I had just watched or what had happened for half of it. Much like with Transformers 5, the movie was all over the place and a complete total mess from beginning to end. It seemed like the filmmakers were just throwing everything at the wall to see what stuck and pretty much nothing did.
But, like I said, I always enjoy seeing these characters again, and I admit there were a couple fun scenes despite the mess, and I actually enjoyed the cliffhanger ending here so I still want to see just one more movie to wrap everything up. And hey, even though the plot was all over the place and nothing made any sense, I gotta at least give them props for trying something different, even if it didn't work, which is more than I could say about Part 4. #Sharknado #sharknado5 #sharknado5globalswarming #syfy #syfychannel #syfyoriginalmovie #theasylum #movie #movies #bmovie #bmovies #review #reviews #moviereview #moviereviews #minireview #minireviews #itunes #itunesmovies #dvd #bluray #bmovieshelfreview #horroraddict