Back when SyFy announced it would produce a sequel to Sharknado, the network's festival of fish guts and failed acting careers, New Times pointed out the obvious: the writers made a serious mistake setting the action in New York City when it was obviously meant to take place in Miami.
Now, the trailer for Sharknado 2: The Second One has been released, and it proves us right. Though all the action takes place in front of a bland, bleak New York backdrop, the sequel is filled with moments that scream South Florida.
See also: Why Isn't Sharknado 2 Set in Miami?
0:09: Note the crazy doomsdayer on the street corner. Miami has one of those on all of its street corners. Seriously, every one. I think the city pays them to stand there and shout at people.
0:12: "I've never seen anything like this." --Matt Lauer, who could be talking about any news story happening in Miami ever.
0:19: "If you are told to evacuate, make sure that you seek shelter." This line was clearly lifted directly from Miami TV news coverage of an approaching hurricane.
0:37: Hey, it's Andy Dick! Think of his career as the Florida of Hollywood: It's painfully embarrassing to watch, yet you can't look away.
0:40: Tara Reid: Ditto.
0:49: People shooting guns into the air! Miami knows a thing or two about that.
But the most telling detail in this made-for-Miami trailer comes in at the end:
0:59: Wait. Wait just a minute. Is that ... dubstep? Yes. Goddammit, yes it is. They're just playing with us now, right?
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Sharknado 2 debuts July 30 on SyFy.
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