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Sharknado 2 Trailer Proves the Sequel Should've Been Set in Miami

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?

Sharknado 2 debuts July 30 on SyFy.

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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