'Sharknado': What Hollywood Is Saying About Syfy's Movie
"Can't watch #Sharknado because I'm on the set of my new film Tsunamwolf," tweets "Modern Family" writer/exec producer Danny Zuker.
Sharknado may have wreaked havoc on Los Angeles in Syfy's new movie, but it became a major, spontaneous phenomenon on Twitter during its Thursday night premiere.
The movie's title is currently the top trending topic on Twitter. Star Tara Reid and Syfy also are among the top 10 trends on the social media site.
The movie centers on -- you guessed it -- a tornado filled with sharks. Whatever the reason for the abnormal weather conditions, the sharks begin pummeling Los Angeles and attacking its residents.
In the movie, Reid and Ian Ziering play ex-spouses. He's a bar owner who sets out to save his ex-wife and their kids once the storm hits.
It seems the movie has no shortage of, um, fans in Hollywood. Many people -- including Damon Lindelof and Wil Wheaton -- took to Twitter to live-tweet their reactions. A roundup of the best tweets follows:
I'm not so sure about the science in this movie you guys. #SharkNado— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 12, 2013
Two commercials in, and #SharkNado is awesome. I wonder if I can get a cameo in the inevitable sequel.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 12, 2013
I don't think the writers of #SharkNado understand how flooding and fluid dynamics work.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 12, 2013
I am going to write the Sharknado sequel and I am going to do it before Shaknado is over.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) July 12, 2013
For those of you already maligning my ending for SHARKNADO 2, you should know 3 things: Henry Winkler. Leather jacket. Water skiis.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) July 12, 2013
"Mr. Mayor, I am an accomplished Meteorineologist. I know weather and I know sharks. And you, sir? Got BOTH." #LiveTweetingSharknado— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) July 12, 2013
rooting for the #sharknado— Andy Levy (@andylevy) July 12, 2013
Somewhere in Hollywood there is a senior executive yelling at a junior executive for not coming up with #Sharknado first.— Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) July 12, 2013
Can't watch #Sharknado because I'm on the set of my new film Tsunamwolf.— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 12, 2013
My wife and I are basically just roommates at this point. #SHARKNADO— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 12, 2013
You get the feeling they said this a lot during filming "Eh, we'll fix it later. It'll look fine." #Sharknado— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) July 12, 2013
If there isn't a channel showing #Sharknado on a loop until the end of time, we have failed as a society...— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) July 12, 2013
I usually hate Wes Anderson, but Sharknado's actually pretty good.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 12, 2013
East coast, please don't tell me how #SharkNado ends. Or starts. Or what happens in the middle.— Ben Hoffman (@thebenshow) July 12, 2013
The FX look like they were done with an app #Sharknado— Kurt Loder (@kurt_loder) July 12, 2013
Dear @SyfyTV: please follow up SHARKNADO with PARTLY CLOWNY. Sky. Clowns. Michael Pare (probably)— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 12, 2013
Next summer I will be directing and starring in my own Shark movie. Shark Tits. It's about a huge shark with even huger tits. #Sharknado— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) July 12, 2013
The sharks represents the economy. The tornado represents the economy. Ian Zeiring represents Canada. #Sharknado— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) July 12, 2013
Glad for this extended breather in the midst of all that unbearable tension... #Sharknado— Kurt Loder (@kurt_loder) July 12, 2013
Glad lip-gloss supplies haven't been affected... #Sharknado— Kurt Loder (@kurt_loder) July 12, 2013
This is just like the climax of MAGNOLIA, only with sharks. Did I miss the part where they all sang an Aimee Mann song? #sharknado— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) July 12, 2013
If you are not tweeting about #sharknado right now, then get the hell off my feed.— Mo Elleithee (@MoElleithee) July 12, 2013
The Producers of Planet Earth are watching #SharkNado tonight asking themselves, "why do we even try?"— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 12, 2013
If Spielberg could go back in time and stop Jaws from happening to prevent 2013's #SharkNado, I believe he would.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 12, 2013
Watching #Sharknado. Um, how can the sharks breathe in the tornado?— Justin Stangel (@Justin_Stangel) July 12, 2013
Just turned on SyFy and some pretender called Two Headed Shark Attack is on. #Sharknado not on for two more hours. WTF?— Shawn Ryan (@ShawnRyanTV) July 12, 2013
@DamonLindelof I'm available tomorrow ... let's shoot it. Can you pound out a draft by 8:00 am . I have five dollars and some chewing gum.— Anthony C. Ferrante (@acferrante) July 12, 2013
I'm afraid that now when we have a real sharknado everyone's going to treat it like a joke— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) July 12, 2013