“Sharknado 2: The Second One” premiered on SyFy Wednesday night, and with it has come a Twitter storm of reaction to over-the-top moments and a slew of celebrity cameos, such as by “The Today Show” host Matt Lauer, who appears no less than six times.
Here’s a roundup of Twitter responses, including highlights from the Globe’s culture writer Michael Brodeur, who live blogged the entire “Sharknado 2” experience.
There was a whole lot of Matt Lauer and Al Roker.
The set of "Today" has an eerily distanced calm considering the devastation. Almost as though the whole production is a ruse. #sharknado2— Michael A. Brodeur (@MBrodeur) July 31, 2014
Weather forecasters had cool graphics to work with.
It was raining sharks, and advice.
When you get caught between a sharknado and New York City, the best that you can do is fall in love. #Sharknado2— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 31, 2014
Could this be true?
Jason Priestley may have wanted to be Ian Ziering.
Others are getting in on the action.
Oh the acting.
When Mark McGrath said the word "Batman," his face suddenly turned into Val Kilmer's. Was that on purpose or just me? #sharknado2— Michael A. Brodeur (@MBrodeur) July 31, 2014
If Tara Reid doesn't end this movie with a chainsaw for a hand, I don't even know why we got out of bed today. #Sharknado2— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 31, 2014
Ian Ziering as Fin jumped the shark ... literally.
Mark McGrath just made a "jump the shark" joke in the sequel to "Sharknado." Let's just shut the whole thing down. #sharknado2— Michael A. Brodeur (@MBrodeur) July 31, 2014
There’s the New York subway, and then there’s Subway.
There’s a lot to learn. Just ask Michael Brodeur.
"This is a twister with teeth. Enough said." I mean it also seems to have very personally directed anger issues but yeah. #sharknado2— Michael A. Brodeur (@MBrodeur) July 31, 2014
Was it all worth it?
I don't know what my tweets have sounded like, but just to be clear: This is my favorite movie now. #sharknado2— Michael A. Brodeur (@MBrodeur) July 31, 2014