Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus!


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"Woooo! Who wants shark skin boots!!"


I realize i'm a little bit late on this review as pretty much every horror blogger out there has already let their thoughts be known on this monsterpalooza, so i'll keep this short and to the point.

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus dissapointed me.

Now it's not that I expected it to be a great movie or had very high expectations at all going in. But I was expecting one thing ; poorly CGI'ed sea monsters tearing shit, and each other, up. It's all I wanted. And if I got it, i'd be the happiest man alive right now. But ya see, there's just not nearly enough mega shark, giant octopus, or mega shark vs giant octopus in Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. The two sea beasts combined have a total of about 3 minutes of screen time and only about 50 seconds of that is spent on them actually battling it out, in a highly anticlimactic (and looped) fight scene. The movie is more like mega shark and giant octopus vs Debbie Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, and a guy trying way too hard to be the late Chris Penn's Nice Guy Eddie character from Reservoir Dogs (seriously, this dude that comes in towards the end of the movie sounds EXACTLY like him). I think the main problem here is that instead of Asylum reveling in the campy fun of a giant shark and a giant octopus kicking each others slick wet asses, they took themselves way too seriously and tried (and failed) to make a 'real' movie. If you're gonna make a movie with a title like this, have some fun with it!

So what could've been the most epic best worst movie ever made turned out to be nothing more than a few laughs and two cool scenes (shark vs plane & shark vs Golden Gate Bridge). If the whole rest of the movie were like those two scenes, it'd probably be my favorite movie of all time. My advice is, unless you've got friends and some beer to watch it with (drinking game to come!), stick to simply watching the MSVGO trailer.

If you want to check it out for yourself, you can pick up Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus on Amazon today. I guess it's kinda slighty sorta fun....

8 comments:

Wings said...

Yup, my thoughts exactly. What a downer. Even a crappy film can disappoint! :(

Johnny said...

Such a shame cause it would've been so easy to make it a nice little cult classic!

Rev. Phantom said...

I felt the same way--Not enough monster action!. I wasn't expecting much, but I was really looking forward to this one. Such a shame--it wouldn't have been that hard to make it a lot better.

Fred [The Wolf] said...

I totally agree with you, dude. I was expecting some really campy and cheesy scenes like SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON. Instead, it was 5 minutes of bad CGI and 85 minutes of Debbie Gibson trying to get in the pants of a Japanese dude while trying not to laugh at Lamas' bad acting. Total disappointment and it should have been a lot better. What a waste.

Zacery Nova said...

Sorry to divert the topic, but I've had five-ten people come to my blog today from "www.freddyinspace.com" but they specifically arrived from your blog onto the post:

"http://stupidhorrormovies.blogspot.com/2009/06/more-horror-art-that-looks-same.html"

Did you link to me or something...? I know my main link is on your page but it's weird that they would arrive onto that exact post.

- Zac

Johnny said...

Ya I liked to that post in my "Even More Horror Look-alikes" post. Glad it brought some hits over to your site, sir =)

willy jerk-off said...

i can only ever picture debbie gibson as a gorgeous naked 18 year old chick who spends all day bending over.

Carl (ILHM) said...

i wish it would have been Giant Octopus Vs Megashark Vs Naked Debbie Gibson Only Younger too