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It is known as S-11, a diabolical hybrid of shark and octopus created by genetic scientist Nathan Sands (Oscar®-nominee Eric Roberts of THE EXPENDABLES and THE DARK KNIGHT) as the U.S. Navy's next super-weapon. But when its control implants are damaged during a training experiment, the beast escapes to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a taste of sun, sand, bikini babes, jet-skiers, spring breakers and beyond. Now a hotshot mercenary, an investigative reporter, and Sand's biomechanical engineer daughter must stop a creature like none ever witnessed before: It has superior intelligence. It attacks without warning. And it likes to snack on bungee jumpers. Kerem Bursin and Sara Malakul Lane co-star with a hilarious cameo by legendary producer Roger Corman in the unforgettable Syfy Original Movie about the 8-tentacled eating machine called SHARKTOPUS!
Legendary schlock producer Roger Corman returns to the genre that he pioneered (and makes a hilariously chintzy cameo appearance, to boot) in this sensitive character study of a misbegotten shark/octopus hybrid that escapes the control of its navy handlers and begins to snork down surfers off the coast of Mexico. For fans of this sort of thing, all of the base elements of a superior creature feature are present, including cold-blooded scientists, beefy soldiers of fortune, and acres upon acres of postage-stamp-size swimwear. Unfortunately, while star Eric Roberts delivers a gloriously straight-faced performance as the creator of said majestic killing machine, much of the supporting cast indulges in the sort of broad winking at the camera that marks too many of the modern exploitation movies. Still, a concept this goofy won't go down without a mighty fight, and the sight of the titular character casually picking off bungee jumpers and crawling up on land (sure, why not?) to harass unsuspecting musicians is pretty irresistible. If, in the final accounting, the movie is only half as enjoyable to watch as the title is to say, that's still an awful lot of fun. --Andrew Wright
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It is great at what it is - an unrealistic, B-grade creature feature from the SyFy channel's endless catalog of schlock. It was an enjoyable evening of shouted warnings and advice, wild guesses about who would die next, and laughter. My daughters and I loved it (my husband was, thankfully, gone for the evening).
If you're looking for a good horror movie - or even a decent scare - look elsewhere.
If you enjoy laughing at dumb dialogue - and even worse visual effects - give it a shot!
I don't know why, but I have found myself more and more drawn to SyFy channel movies. Dinocroc. Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus. Snakehead Terror. and countless others. Now, they give me an epic of titanic proportions, produced by Roger Corman, no less: Sharktopus. Just by the name given, you know that your in for a movie loaded with nacho cheese. I mean think about it, a Shark/Octopus hybrid escapes from the facility in which it was contained. Shark. Octopus. Combined? LUDICROUS!
So, after missing the T.V. spot, I decided to purchase it.
After it arrived in the mail I popped it into my DVD player and proceded to view a spectacle worthy of the Gods.
And I must say, I was not dissapointed. I asked for bad acting, bad graphics, and little to no storyline. I recieved exactly what I asked for. Following the trend of most SyFy channel movies, the graphics for this movie suck compared to your big budget hollywood pictures, however they are astoundingly better than most other movies from the same channel. Same with the acting: Absolutely horrible for todays standards, but better than the average movie from that channel. Now let me get to the plot... There is very little that even resembles a plot in this film. 90% of the movie is overly dramaticized death scenes that involve scantilly clad women and bungee jumpers acting like fishing lures. They are so horrendously over dramaticized that I dare call it black comedy. I laughed. A lot.
Another 5% of the movie is complaining about Mexican roads. The remaining 5% is the main characters lying through their teeth about wanting to kill the monster, when in reality all they want to do is lose the remainder of their clothing. Seriously, both the leading characters slowly loose their clothing throughout the film.
monster wise, this creature was pretty good. The designers knew what they were doing, but I can't help but wonder what they were thinking when they inserted an octopus beak for a belly button.
All in all, this movie entertained me far more than any other film that I have ever watched.