Oh that silly Asylum is up to it again this time bringing forth two giant creatures from the sea to do battle. Well that is of course if they don't kill all of us as well, oh them crazy monsters. The Asylum Productions is one of my favorite production companies because they actually don't care and put out not only stuff like this but Mock Busters as well. Those would be the rip offs of other successful films out there, yes you read that right. Still this is an Asylum production so you really can't expect much these days, except the director is actually good. Well at least he was when he directed one of the best the company had called "666 The Child", and an excellent episode of Hercules The Legendary Journey [also wrote a Xena episode].
The film follows some researchers who are in the artic or something and accidentally release two frozen monsters from their icy cages. You guessed it a giant shark, sorry Mega, and a giant octopus, got that one right. Once that happens both creatures whom I guess were frozen in mist of a battle with one another instantly go opposite directions and start killing all humans on the sea or in the air [even planes are not safe]. So countries come together and try to first capture and then kill the creatures. Of course that does not work so they lure them together to continue their once legendary battle.
This is exactly what you think of when you think B movie with little in way of a budget, really it is that horrible. The CGI for the creatures are just laughable but hey I guess that is all they could afford. But the writing and direction of Jack Perez whom I like and have enjoyed some of his other work must have just done this for the pay check. I would like to think that he was held down by the budget and his vision was dramatically altered, I hope. His film for Asylum called "666 The Child" was excellent for low budget fare and was a great low budget version of "The Omen". But this one is so bad it could be good depending if you like this type of stuff. Also the acting in this is down right awful most of the time with only a few moments of decency.
This film is bad and I mean it is really bad with horrible CGI monster jumping out of the water eating planes and a huge shark taking a chunk off of the Golden Gate Bridge. Still it is good for a laugh which we did a lot of, it is kinda funny. I would recommend this to people who like these types of flicks like me. If not then stay away because this is most likely not for you, but rent it I guess.
A warning to all schlock enthusiasts and avid riffers alike: this recent addition to the great trash pile of American B-cinema isn't a tenth as entertaining as its title suggests. The epic struggle between the titular gargantuan beasts is far too brief (six minutes at the most); far more attention is granted to the offensively untalented cast and ridiculous-looking military personnel who wear Ray-Bans, brandish M-16s and posture prominently in two-thirds of the movie's establishing shots. … more
Pros: Debbie Gibson didn't sing, CGI worth a laugh Cons: there are many The Bottom Line: "Ya know when that shark bites, with his teeth, babe Scarlet billows start to spread" ~Weill, Brecht, Blitzstein If I supplied nothing beyond the title of this movie, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, it would pretty much wrap up the entire thing. However, I would slight you by … more
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