The Last Sharknado: It's About Time

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The Last Sharknado: It's About Time
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Theatrical release poster
Written by
  • Thunder Levin
  • Scotty Mullen
Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante
Starring
Music by
  • Christopher Cano
  • Chris Ridenhour
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) David Michael Latt
Cinematography Ryan Broomberg
Editor(s)
  • Ana Florit
  • Ryan Mitchelle
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s)
Budget US$ 3 million
Release
Original network Syfy
Original release August 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)
Chronology
Preceded by Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
External links
Website

The Last Sharknado: It's About Time is a 2018 American made-for-television sci-fi comedy disaster film and the sixth and final installment in the Sharknado film series, following Sharknado, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. The film was directed by Anthony C. Ferrante with Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassandra Scerbo reprising their roles from the previous installments. In the film, Fin and the gang use time travel in order to stop sharknados from ever happening in history.

Plot[edit]

Immediately following the events of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, with the Earth completely devastated from the global sharknado swarm, Fin and his now-adult son Gil travel back 66 million years to the Cretaceous in order to prevent the first sharknado and destroy the phenomena once and for all. Shortly after arriving, Gil vanishes; Fin learns from a message recorded by Gil earlier that any individual person can only travel back in time once, with any subsequent trips resulting in their disappearance. Fin retrieves the bag containing April's cybernetic head from a dinosaur with aid from Nova, and they are joined by pre-cyborg April and Bryan, all three of whom were saved by Gil removing them from the times of their original deaths. As they begin to lay out their plan, the very first sharknado appears in conjunction with a meteor shower. Fin then plans to use the meteorites' heat to blow up the sharknado. The gang then approaches the sharknado on a pterodactylus and Fin jumps down onto a shark and tries to navigate it to consume meteorite fragments. Eventually he knocks it into the sharknado before it explodes and dissipates the storm. Utilizing a capacitor built into Gil's badge, the group create a rift to travel forward in time.

Fin and company land in medieval times, Bryan turned into a woman due to a temporal alteration. They encounter Morgana le Fay and are brought before Merlin, discovering Gil's research on the Einstein-Rosen bridge to create a method of time travel. Furthermore, Gil has altered the past by revealing the sharknados while unknowingly causing the freak storms in his attempt to find his parents. April also learns of her future when Fin accidentally drops the bag with Robot April's head and the others discover its contents, apologizing for keeping April in the dark to spare her from knowing her fate. She accepts Fin’s apology, but just as they reconnect, another sharknado forms and heads straight to the castle which Morgana exploits. Fin decides to use Excalibur to defeat the sharknado, with Morgana killed by one of the sharks. The group then travel to the Revolutionary War where they meet Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, with Bryan (who returned to original form) convincing them to let them use their cannons to destroy the sharknado that threatens the Revolutionary Army's fleet. They succeed, with Bryan remaining behind as the others continue.

Ending up in the Wild West, the group unwittingly allows Billy the Kid to escape capture when they arrive, resulting in Fin's arrest by the local sheriff while April and Nova hide. However, as Billy was Gil's escape route to the next sharknado, this threatens to severely alter the timeline. Nova and April are rescued by Skye, who was also saved by Gil before being sent back to the Wild West. Skye helps April and Nova save Fin and Gil, with Skye establishing a bootstrap paradox by telling Gil to save her future self. Gil travels into the future using the sharknado, which the group then destroys using Robot April's eye lasers. The group then use a train to create the next time portal, ending up at a beach in the 1950s as a sharknado is forming. Fin then discovers his parents, whom Gil convince to develop a working capacitor prototype to nullify the sharknado. The group attempts to travel to 2013 to stop the sharknado from the first film, but Nova sabotages the capacitor to travel to 1997 instead, where she attempts to save her grandfather from being killed in the shark attack that traumatized her as a child. Despite Fin's warnings against altering her personal timeline to such a degree, Nova rescues her grandfather only to eaten in the shark attack herself. April is killed as well, while Robot April's head is lost in the ocean.

Devastated, Fin and Skye decide to continue on and use a shark to attempt another jump to 2013. However, they end up 20,000 years in the future, in the year 20013 instead, discovering a post-apocalyptic world (due to the earlier global sharknado attack from the end of the previous film) ruled by Robot April and an army of her clones. She explains that after her head was found by a fishing boat, she felt abandoned and spent the next 20,000 years developing a reliable means of time travel, which she used to force Fin into her future so they could be together forever. Robot April freezes Skye in carbonite and tries to convince Fin to stay with her using her clones of their children and Nova, but Fin refuses, prompting her to torture him with electricity until the human April, who Robot April revived and preserved to act as a genetic base for the clones, wakes up and intervenes. While the two Aprils fight each other, Fin uses the time machine to reach 2013, where he lands on Captain Santiago's boat right as the true first sharknado forms. They work together to battle the sharknado with aid from Robot April's head, which Santiago recovered, preventing her from turning evil. However, the Robot April of the future arrives, and her struggle with Fin inside the sharknado causes time to begin collapsing, resulting in a "timenado" in which figures from across history such as Cleopatra and Adolf Hitler all appear at once, threatening to destroy the universe. The present-day Robot April's head helps Fin finally destroy her future self, and he triggers her nuclear reset failsafe, causing an explosion that kills them and the sharknado, and stitches time back together, creating a new timeline.

In the new, sharknado-free timeline, all of the Shepard family and friends are alive. Fin and April run the bar from the first film with Nova, who now likes sharks. April is pregnant with Gil. A television commercial reveals that Skye has become a politician and is a leading presidential candidate. Fin's brother-in-law Martin delivers Fin a letter from his father, Colonel Shepard, who is in space and has sent his flight insignia as a gift for Gil's birth. Fin, who plans to retire to Kansas with April and Gil, delivers an emotional farewell speech to his friends and family. April goes into labor, and everyone rushes out of the bar to head to the hospital. As they leave, the television plays a broadcast of The Today Show with Al Roker reporting that there are no clouds in the sky at all, an occurrence that will likely never happen again.

Cast[edit]

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Supporting cast[edit]

Guest stars

Production[edit]

Sharknado 6 was confirmed to be released later in the summer in February 2018, Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and Cassie Scerbo are set to return, and the film will feature time travel, dinosaurs, knights, and cowboys.[1] On March 28, 2018, Syfy confirmed the film will be the final installment of the series.[2] On May 25, the film's title, The Last Sharknado: It's About Time was revealed by a teaser trailer.[3] A new 30 second trailer was released on August 2. Vivica A. Fox, who had starred in Sharknado 2, also returns for the final installment.[4] Several other actors reprise their roles in cameos for the final scene of the movie with Chuck Hittinger reappearing as Matt Shepard, replacing Cody Linley who had portrayed Matt in the fourth and fifth movies.

Reception[edit]

The film has a 22 score on Metacritic, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[5]Rotten Tomatoes reports a 20% score, based on 10 critics.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Squires, John (February 19, 2018). "'Sharknado 6' Will Be a Time Traveling Adventure; Art, Info and Date!". BloodyDisgusting.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 28, 2018). "'Sharknado' Franchise To End With Time-Traveling Sixth Installment". Deadline. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Russ Burlingame (May 25, 2018). "'Sharknado 6' Teaser Trailer Drops, Final Title Revealed". Comicbook.com.
  4. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 29, 2018). "'Sharknado' Franchise To End With Time-Traveling Sixth Installment". deadline.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  6. ^ "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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