Syfy’s latest teaser for The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time reveals that the plot includes not only the franchise’s trademark sharks, but also dinosaurs, costumed heroes, and futuristic worlds. The sixth installment in the Sharknado movie series will premiere later this month on Syfy.
It may go without saying, but the Sharknado franchise is no stranger to strange premises. The first Sharknado film, which debuted in 2013, focused on the story of Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering), as he sought to find and save his estranged wife and daughter from a cyclone that carried man-eating sharks from the ocean and dropped them in Los Angeles. Since then, the films have only escalated in their extreme storylines. The movies have seen Fin battle “sharknadoes” in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and even outer space. The films’ titles have also reflected the unbelievability of the plots – Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and Sharknado: The 4th Awakens indicate the level of seriousness with which the creators approached the projects.
According to the latest teaser released by Syfy, however, the final Sharknado will hold nothing back as it sets about concluding the series. For the film promising dinosaurs, costumed heroes, futuristic worlds, and apparently a visit to Noah’s ark, the teaser tells all other films featuring similar set pieces that “they can bite it.” With images of knights, superheroes, and sharks exploding in fireballs mid-air, the teaser promises the outlandish excitement the series has been known for over the last five years.
The teaser also features Nova (Cassandra Scerbo) addressing Fin and April (Tara Reid), saying, “If we stop the first sharknado, we can stop them all.” This, along with the teaser’s promise to include different time periods, indicates that The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time will not only put an end to the franchise, but it will also fulfill its own tagline by having its characters battle sharks across time. The release of the film’s poster earlier this summer already indicated the involvement of time travel, but with this new footage, it is more clear just how the writers intend to allow it into the plot.
While the films have certainly made a name for themselves in escalating the adventures of their hero Fin, it seems like a fitting time to conclude the series. With five films already in existence about tornadoes that throw sharks at people, fans have to wonder how many scenarios can be dreamed up for Fin to overcome and save his family again. But that has always been a part of the fun of the series, and exploring a storyline that will play on the tropes of time travel films as well as the things that seem to make all other franchises successful – superheroes and dinosaurs – will surely be a welcome final ride for fans.
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