“Sharknado,” the television movie that combined sharks and tornadoes with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, became an internet sensation on Thursday night when the project captivated the attention of those on Twitter.
Celebrities couldn’t help themselves from Tweeting – heavily – about the Syfy network movie that chronicled what happened when a tornado full of hungry sharks swept through Los Angeles creating devastation and casualties, and with only Ian and Tara to save them.
Some of the best Tweets came from “Sharknado” star Ian Ziering, who Tweeted as he prepped for his Chippendales show in Las Vegas. He even managed to Tweet about an unbelievable scene at the end of the film that saw his character emerge from the belly of a shark by using a chainsaw.
“#LiveTweetingSharknado when I read this [script] I thought, chainsawing out of a shark, repelling, guns, sharks, tornadoes, I’ve gotta do this,” the actor Tweeted.
Among those who participated in the #Sharknado trend was “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” Agent Coulsen himself, actor Clark Greg, who tried to explain the phenomenon that overtook Twitter as U.S. viewers watched the film, to his buddies abroad.
“For my overseas pals: There was an awesome/awful TV event on tonight called #sharknado About sharks. In tornados. Chewing up LA #clarknado,” he wrote.
Here are more of the celeb Tweets about the movie that had everyone talking online:
Michael Chiklis: “Clearly SyFy is employing the old, “so bad, it’s good,” method with tremendous effect. #TrendingForHours #SharkNado.”
Patton Oswalt: “No way is SHARKNADO as entertaining as the Tweets about it. Congrats, @SyfyTV. You’ve created a new way to watch movies.”
Jackson Rathbone: “Watching #sharknado on #syfy ‘Sharks in the swimming pool?! No way..’ Yes way, Mr movie-cliche bad guy. It’s a mother-bleeping Sharknado!”
Chad Lowe: “Why have we not been throwing bombs into tornadoes to stop them? Or are we doing it, and I’m just now learning about it? #Sharknado.”
Wil Wheaton: “‘We lost the night to #SharkNado? What the hell is that?’ - every non-syfy network executive tomorrow morning.”
Judah Friedlander: “Can’t wait to see how @MSNBC & @FoxNews cover this developing #Sharknado story.”
Bill Lawrence: “Sharknado is everything that is right AND wrong about everything.”
Damon Lindelof: “I am going to write the Sharknado sequel and I am going to do it before Shaknado is over.”
Elizabeth Banks: “@DamonLindelof did Tessa already take revenge on the guy who harpooned mom or am I dating his son in #sharknado2 #backstory.”
Olivia Wilde: “@ElizabethBanks Banks, this is our chance to play Siamese twins: two heads, one magnificent shark tail. Emmys all around. #SharknadoTwo.”
-- Jolie Lash