Fun is a disaster that couldn’t really happen: Sharknado

So says the director of the instantly notorious Sharknado:

Anthony C. Ferrante, the director of "Sharknado," studied the raining-animal phenomenon after he came up with the title "Sharknado," but kept hard science at bay, referencing one blood-soaked scene where a character uses a chainsaw to cut himself out of a shark that swallows him whole after falling from the sky.

"If we tried to go into how realistic it is, it wouldn't be fun," Ferrante said. "If you go into the science of it, the whole movie falls apart."

"Sharknado" has become an Internet sensation since its debut, when it became the top-trending word on Twitter for hours after its July 11 premiere, with tongue-in-cheek tweets from actors, directors and even Red Cross Oklahoma.

And Ferrante is in on the joke.

"This movie is the most improbable thing," he said. "One of the reasons why people embraced the movie is it's a disaster that couldn't happen, necessarily."

 


Something to think about: the disasters we like to watch are the ones that couldn't really happen. Kind of makes sense, doesn't it…

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