Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
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In the melting Arctic, two prehistoric sea creatures have been unleashed from their tombs of ice. Bigger, stronger, and faster than any animal our modern world has seen, they terrorize the ocean with an appetite for destruction that engulfs anything in their path. When Mega Shark and Giant Octopus turn on each other however, a spectacular battle for supremacy of the sea unfolds.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Director : Jack Perez
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 28 minutes
- Release date : May 18, 2010
- Actors : Lorenzo Lamas, Deborah Gibson, Vic Chao, Jonathan Nation, Mark Hengst
- Producers : Anthony Fankhauser, David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, Paul Bales
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B003ABZG14
- Writers : Jack Perez
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #33,884 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This one, Mega Shark va Giant Octopus, is the usual raft of Asylum badness. The live shots included the U.S.S. Missouri (billed as a "destroyer", which it isn't), and the NRP Antonio Enes F471 of the Portugal Navy (also billed as a destroyer, which it is). The ship interior scenes looked to have been filmed on exactly the same set (despite most of them being different ships) and the effects were underwhelming (especially watching the Mighty Mo "rapid firing" it's 16" guns with flashes that would have done an X-Wing proud, but paled in comparison to an actual firing of those weapons).
But the cheesy sets, bad effects and overacting is why one pays the price of admission to an Asylum Film. It's impossible to take seriously, which means it's all in good fun.
In this offering, the plot at least wasn't as outlandish as the presentation, and worked well with respect to continuity. Having tracked a lot of Asylum films, this one rates a bit above average just because of the consistency of the tropes they present.
This is something to watch when you want to relax and disconnect from the world at large. In that respect, it does that quite well.
There should be multiple naval inaccuracies pointed out soon in the trivia section, all of them are so blatant that any blue water USN sailor will groan out loud when they see them. I did.
The plot is very simple and notably loose regarding any science, which makes the movie worthwhile since all logic and reason can simply be disregarded.