posted at 20:50
Author: Alex Magdaleno
Its a Twitter Feeding Frenzy: Internet Reacts to Sharknado 2
Days after the original Sharknado took the Internet in its jaws last year, Syfy confirmed a sequel for the cultural phenomenon: Sharknado 2: The Second One. The film premiered on Wednesday night, and like its predecessor, Sharknado 2 made similar waves on Twitter. For the uninitiated, Sharknado's plot involves - yes, you guessed it - a tornado of sharks terrorizing Los Angeles. Sharknado 2 moved one the absurd meteorological disaster to the East Coast, wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting New York City. Much of the online discussion Wednesday night centered on an insane opening sequence, impressive cameos - featuring Kelly Ripa, Al Roker, Kelly Osbourne and Mark McGrath - and an absurdly catchy theme song that spells out the doom that is sharknado. When the first Sharknado premiered in July 2013, it generated 5,000 tweets per minute at its peak, and hit 387,000 social mentions. NBCUniversal later revealed that Sharknado was the most "Social program on all of television - broadcast and cable - as well as Syfy's most social telecast ever." Syfy confirmed to Mashable in April that there would be a Sharknado 3, but did not release any further details besides a summer 2015 release date.

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