Sharknado 2 trailerIt was nearly a year ago that we first heard the murmurings, and we could only dare to hope that the dream would become a reality. It seemed too good to be true, really -- in a world of Hollywood blockbusters, could there be room for a small film with a big heart? Thankfully, its makers never gave up on their goal of continuing the greatest story ever told via the incandescent presence of Tara Reid, and today we can see the first sneak peek at their efforts. I am of course talking about the Sharknado sequel, which bears the poetic title Sharknado 2: The Second One.

Based on the three-minute clip, Sharknado 2: The Second One successfully takes on the challenge of topping the original film through its beautiful tale of heroism in the face of unspeakable danger. As if the stunningly creative premise -- a sharknado is unleashed in New York City -- isn't enough, this masterpiece also features Kelly Osbourne, Perez Hilton, Matt Lauer, Andy Dick, and Downtown Julie Brown.

I'm sure that you, like me, are completely sold on this Syfy original movie without even seeing the official description, but it is thrilling to read nonetheless:

In Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel to last summer’s global pop culture sensation, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished iconic sites -- and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple.

The movie, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a screenplay by Thunder Levin, also stars Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox and Judah Friedlander, with cameo appearances including Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Perez Hilton, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Andy Dick, Robert Klein, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Biz Markie, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Kind, and Kurt Angle, among others.

I recommend going ahead and scooting to the edge of your seat before hitting play on this sneak peek clip:

What can I add, after that gorgeous piece of heart-stopping cinema? Only this: there are at least four reasons to see this movie the instant it comes out on Wednesday, July 30:

1) The acting. My god, the acting. Have you ever seen human emotion portrayed so delicately than at the :40 point when Ian Ziering starts out the conversation by saying, "Look, I know we haven't been as close as we used to be," and Mark McGrath is all, I HAVE THE DOUCHIEST HAIR IN THE ENTIRE WORLD?

2) The dialogue. As richly detailed as Shakespeare, yet tempered with the lean, powerful prose of Raymond Carver. Calling it a work of art would be an insult: this is nearly spiritual in its beauty.

3) The amazing cameos. Where is this damn train indeed, Perez Hilton.

4) The brave journey into our collective nightmare. Who hasn't shivered at the idea of a giant shark thrashing its way through a subway train in order to devour us whole, and the only weapon we have at our disposal is a novelty baseball bat? Only Sharknado 2 had the courage to tell the story, and tell it so masterfully. Pencils down, ladies and gentlemen of the Academy: this is clearly the record-breaking Oscar sweep we've been waiting for.

Have you ever seen such an astoundingly fantastic preview clip? Are you dying to see Sharknado 2 now?


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