Sharknado 2: The Second One is the sequel that manages to retain some of its ridiculous positive beats despite not being as good as it's predecessor but it is still as entertaining as possible. One year after the events of the first film, Fin Shepard and his ex wife April Wexler have earned fame when April writes and publishes a book about how to survive a Sharknado and are on tour going to New York City, but once again. The Sharknado has returned to wreck havoc and after April gets confined to the hospital when her arm was eaten by a shark during their flight, Fin races in time to save his sister and her husband along with his nephew and niece as another disastrous Sharknado strikes again. Just like the first film, Sharknado 2 continues the cycle of its idiotic but entertaining predecessor by retaining some of the key beats that made the original a super fun so bad its good film. The departure of the Los Angeles setting to New York City is one of the major changes of this film as we get to see the challenges from the first film are different when they are on a different city; I have to admit some of the plot elements felt like a retread of its predecessor from start to finish. But what the sequel managed to do is brainstorm some new ideas that really raised the scale of the first film despite how stupid or dumb it is in a good way and not the other one around like raining sharks, fire sharks, flying chainsaws cutting the sharks in the tornadoes you name it. The CGI as always is just as bad from the first film but in a good way that is actually better than Independence Day's horrid effects. The tone is wackier and more tongue and cheek than before, there are more animals that have been digitalized as the sharks themselves like crocodiles and a brief glimpse of an octopus plus the dialogue is almost as cheesy as the story. There are plenty of scenes that are nearly as stupid or idiotic as some of the moments from its predecessor (The sharks attacking the plane in the beginning, swinging a bat on a shark that ends in a home run, more use of chainsaws against the sharks, shooting sharks with a hand gun, the hilarious scene with the shark getting stabbed and cooked in the oven, the statue of liberty head rolling around in the streets of the Big Apple and the finale where our hero is sky diving and cutting sharks with chainsaws) but nevertheless are very fun to watch. The acting is as always decent at its best. Its good to see Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reprise their roles as Fin Shepard and April Wexler from the first film. While the new casts like Vivica A. Fox from the two Independence Day films is better in her role here than in the aforementioned Independence Day as Fin's High School classmate Skye along with Kari Wuhrer who also delivers a good performance as Fin's sister. Director Anthony C. Ferrante returns to the directors chair with his screenwriting partner Thunder Levin and the duo strikes again with a solid sequel to the first film that is as entertaining as its predecessor but does not exceed the expectations of the original, nevertheless it is still a great film. Overall, Sharknado 2: The Second One is a fine sequel that may not have improved over the original but in many ways, it is still a fun guilty pleasure film to watch for all the right reasons. This follow-up gets a 7.5/10.