Tweets Of The Week

Shaknado takes over Twitter, praise for Pacific Rim and The World's End envy in the latest Tweets Of The Week

What do you get when you combine the king of the ocean with devastating natural weather phenomena? A Twitter sensation!

Sharknado – the latest so-bad-it’s-good B-movie from Asylum – aired on the Syfy channel in the States last week, and the joke-storm which swept Twitter as a result was nothing short of unprecedented for something quite so frivolous. According to the Twitter blog the movie was mentioned over 440,000 times in 24 hours and at its peak was being tweeted about 5,000 times a minute.

In this age of 140 character discourse, perhaps all you really need to be a social networking hit is a title that captures imaginations.

@RichardDreyfuss People keep asking me about this tornado-filled-with-sharks film and sorry to disappoint but I'm waiting for the Oscar screener #sharknado

@pattonoswalt Somewhere, JJ Abrams is quietly, tearfully deleting the sharknado scene from his STAR WARS: EPISODE VII screenplay.

@DavidBlue I think my 1-year-old nephew did the special effects for #Sharknado .

@JewelStaite According to my twitter feed, there was a shark-raining tornado somewhere in the US so my problems tonight seem rather trite. #SharkNado ?

@JRichardKelly Headed into PACIFIC RIM preview. SHARKNADO is waiting on the DVR.

@ElizabethBanks Well, there goes my Emmy. RT @Syfy : . @oliviawilde @MiaFarrow We have roles for you both in the #Sharknado sequel @DamonLindelof is writing

@oliviawilde @ElizabethBanks Banks, this is our chance to play Siamese twins: two heads, one magnificent shark tail. Emmys all around. #SharknadoTwo

Wil Wheaton

@wilw #SharkNado was exactly what I wanted it to be. Exactly.

@GBerlanti Somewhere in Hollywood there is a senior executive yelling at a junior executive for not coming up with #Sharknado first.

@ShawnRyanTV Commercials giving me a chance to reflect on secondary, even tertiary levels of #Sharknado .

@MiaFarrow : Omg omg OMG #sharknado

The SFX Twitter Stream

@travisbeacham Literally the only reason I'm following the numbers is that the sequel is bonkers and I want it to happen.

@mrdrewpearce I'm not the first person to tell you this but please: cancel your plans (and the apocalypse) this weekend and go watch #PacificRim .


@pattonoswalt Saw PACIFIC RIM earlier today. It's all right if you're into movies that are awesome and gut-punch you with brilliance.

@RobertKazinsky How is it even possible that grown ups 2 is beating pacific rim? I genuinely fail to understand.

@DAVID_A_SLADE A Summer Blockbuster with Cthulu Mythos and Idris Elba ony in Guillermo Del Toro's #PacificRim

@rainnwilson I wonder if we should create giant robots to battle the cast of Grown Ups 2.

@mistergiuntoli 2006 stock photography shoot that will never die. Paid $600.

@ManMadeMoon Finished The Last of Us. Excellent game! Better writing than a lot of movies. Gonna miss those crazy clicking kids!

@josswhedon That last tweet was structurally incorrect. But the Avengers 2 script is FLAWLESS. #crystalskull

@caricevhouten The glamourous life. #gameofthrones

@mishacollins Welcome back SPN Cast %26 Crew! I hope over hiatus you caught a nap, took your vitamins %26 got new tatoos, 'cause Season 9's gonna be a doozie.

@McKelvie I would watch the fuck out of a Hayley Atwell/Peggy Carter 40s Marvel spy series.

@rianjohnson So we got the colonies, but the Brits get The World's End a month early. Call it a draw?

@ReeceShearsmith Huge congratulations to @edgarwright and @simonpegg for the triumph that is "The World's End". It's joyous from start to finish.

@DamonLindelof I am writing a TV show about a time-traveling English professor bent on correcting everyone's grammar. #DoctorWhom

@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Yoji Shinkawa and Guillermo Del Toro collaborated the poster of "Pacific Rim". Photo by Hideo Kojima. lol

@bergopolis Just got the news that my TNT pilot is dead. Oh, well, everything happens for a reason. Consoling myself w/ six other active projects. :)

@danharmon Listen. It's Community. The day it's quiet is the day we need to panic. #sixseasonsandamovie #bestonecoming

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Jordan Farley
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the features section of every issue where you can read exclusive, in-depth interviews and see first-look images from the biggest films. I was previously the News Editor at sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie bible SFX. You'll find my name on news, reviews, and features covering every type of movie, from the latest French arthouse release to the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. My work has also featured in Official PlayStation Magazine and Edge.