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Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 26 May 2009
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The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Baxter
Seiji Shimada
Dick Ritchie
Takeo (as Michael The)
Chris Haley ...
Lamar Sanders
Dean Kreyling ...
U.S. Sub Captain
U.S. Sub Sonar Chief
Dana DiMatteo ...
Marine Biologist (as Dana Dimatteo)
Naval Officer
John Bolen ...
Weapons Officer


The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

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Winner... Eats... All!


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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26 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus  »

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1.78 : 1
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Lamar's Irish accent comes and goes throughout the movie. See more »


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Words cannot describe this awe-inspiring production
30 August 2009 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

And you thought Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster was the greatest monster battle ever recorded on film.

This is ineptitude at its comedic utmost, with a Plan 9 from Outer Space result: you either laugh at its level of inane silliness, hate it for the same reason, or just fall asleep while watching.

The plot: what plot? This script is pretty much a stew of ideas from other goofy monster monstrosities with pre-historic creatures occasionally showing up, brain-dead military that ineffectively shoot everything they have, useless scientists who apparently got their degrees from an on-line certification service, panicky mobs with screaming extras, hokey effects, intentionally moronic dialog, and pathetically atrocious acting. The cast knows it's campy to the extreme, and play along.

60 million years from now, when another species does archaeological digging, they may find a DVD of this. What will move them emotionally the greatest? The sensitive portrayal of "scientist" Debbie Gibson and the Japanese scientist guy making out in a broom closet? The said same scientists experimenting with different flavors of Gatorade (what were they trying to accomplish in that scene, anyway)? Perhaps the five minute struggle between the enormous sea creatures (only seen in periodic choppy three-second out-takes), or that dumb ponytail that Lorenzo Lamas still has?

Also, which of these inspired performances will be awarded the Oscar? The high-flying mega-shark that can swim at 500 knots, or leap 5 miles into the air and snag a plane moving at about 600 miles an hour? Or the big octopus, that swims around aimlessly with such precision? Debbie Gibson's line chewing while constantly pointing her nose directly into the camera? The mono-tonal Japanese scientist guy? Or Lamas, who utters delightfully uproarious quips in your ears every 15 seconds? Words in the English dictionary simply cannot adequately describe the sensitive portrayals in this film.

I hope future generations will experience this landmark cinema and utilize it as an insight of the sophistication of our present-day culture. I'd also like to see the looks on their faces.

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