It’s summer, it was just Shark Week, so it must be time for another Sharknado! Syfy channel’s annual event is soon approaching and this time, the ‘nados are going all over the planet, hitting some of the biggest cities with the largest populations of people aka bait. Whereas the 2013 original from The Asylum focused the hilarious weather phenomenon over Los Angeles, and its sequel went east to New York, things got out of hand quickly, heading to outer space by the time we got to sequels 3 and 4. This time, the jokes seems to edge political, with its title: Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, and its catchphrase, “Make America Bait Again.” No one and nowhere is off limits this time including the Queen of England (Charo), the Prime Minister (Chris Kattan), and the Pope (Fabio)!
Check out the videos below.
One thing prevalent in each video is how much fun everyone seems to be having. These films are intentionally ridiculous, and if the cast and crew took them too seriously they would fail. They’re obviously having as much fun making these movies as we, the fans, have watching them.
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming hits Syfy on Sunday night August 6th.
SHARKNADO 5 | Behind The Sharks: London | SYFY
Hosted by series director Anthony C. Ferrante and the stars. The highlight is main character Fin (Ian Ziering) riding a special effect “green screen” log down the stairs at a fancy British palace. Of course, poor Big Ben takes the brunt of shark destruction.
SHARKNADO 5 | Behind the Sharks: Bulgaria | SYFY
First off, I love that Bulgaria (!) is included alongside London, Tokyo, and Rome! Poor Bulgaria was just a stand in for Egypt, Switzerland, and Brazil. The cast and crew discuss how cold the winters were, as they double for the Swiss Alps.
SHARKNADO 5 | Behind The Sharks: Tokyo | SYFY
They talk about how gorgeous the city is, filming at Tokyo Tower as well as doing underwater scenes in massive pools for hours at a time.
SHARKNADO 5 | Behind The Sharks: Rome | SYFY
Again, it is hilarious watching the crew of Sharknado outside the Colosseum and Trevi Fountains. Ferrante laughs about how the Colosseum is NOT green screen.