Last night, Sharknado 2: The Second One, debuted around the world. The deliberately bad and cheesy b-grade movie made a huge splash in 2013 as each replays drew bigger audiences as the buzz grew. With the second movie, which saw a series of shark flinging tornadoes hit New York City, to help build the social media frenzy, SyFy ensured an international same day release with 86 countries delivering the ridiculous story to their viewers. As a result, the show generated more than a billion tweets. New Zealand, however, missed out on being part of the big event.
It amazes me that in this day and age, 86 other countries, are able to have access to a global phenomenon at the same time and yet New Zealand either can’t or won’t. Continue reading »