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Rifftrax is Back With Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday


When one thinks of the long list of movies in the overwhelming genre of “Sharks Trapped in a Tornado”, two major motion pictures come to mind.  However, the fellas from RiffTrax Live have already worked their magic on the original Sharknado.  So, coming up this Thursday (and a replay on 9/16), Mike J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy will be bringing the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment to Sharknado 2: The Second One.

There’s not much that needs to be said about a satirical b-movie that boasts the starring power of Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Vivica Fox and Mark McGrath.  The success of the first Sharknado film brought about even more random actors to the sequel including Perez Hilton, Richard Kind, Biz Markie, Kelly Ripa, Al Roker, Gelman, Judah Friedlander, Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch, Kurt Angle, and of course… Wil Wheaton.  In the original showing of Sharknado 2, Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 59% rating, based off of 27 critics.  A lot of the critics noted that it was dumb fun, and certainly not as “good” as the first one, citing that the first one really came out of nowhere to be a ridiculous mess of a movie.

If you have never been to see a RiffTrax Live event, there are a lot of things that you can expect.  The event is broadcast to hundreds of movie theaters across the country.  The show opens with an introduction of the crew and they’ll do a little banter with the crowd back and forth.  This will possibly follow with some short film from the 1950s or so that they will do the MST3K treatment to.  When they do these live performances, they bring out some of the most entertaining short films, most of which are instructional films.  After the short that the guys make fun of, the main feature will begin and then it’s an hour and a half of non-stop laughter.

So we highly recommend you check this out.  You can come watch it with me in Cincinnati at the Cinemark at Oakley Station on Thursday, or here are the theaters in Kentucky that are showing RiffTrax Live Presents: Sharknado 2:

Name City State
Town Cinema, Buy Ashland KY
Bowling Green Stadium 12, Buy Bowling Green KY
Florence 14, Buy Florence KY
Hamburg Pavilions 16, Buy Lexington KY
Fayette Mall, Buy Lexington KY
Tinseltown Louisville, Buy Louisville KY
Mall of St Matthews, Buy Louisville KY
Preston Crossing 16, Buy Louisville KY
Cinemark Paducah, Buy Paducah KY
Cinemark Richmond Centre, Buy Richmond KY

If you live outside of the Kentucky area, here is the complete list of theaters showing Riftrax: Sharknado 2


Article written by Richmond Bramblet