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Sharktopus (2010)

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A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped create it tries to capture/kill it.

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A half-shark, half-octopus (sharktopus) creature has been scientifically created causes a whole lot of terror in the Dominican Republic while a scientist who helped created it tries to capture and kill it. All while this is happening, a wolf and whale mix (whalewolf) is trying to gain power over the territory and steal it from the sharktopus. Written by Sierra Mist

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Half-Shark. Half -Octopus. All Terror.

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In Caribbean legend, there is a half shark-half octopus monster known as the Lusca. See more »

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The sharktopus frequently attacks swimmers from close to shore in waters that should be too shallow to hide its admittedly inconsistent size. See more »

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Painter Walt: Oh no, not like this! Arrrgghhhhhh!
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Everything you could want out of Syfy original movie
25 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why did I rate this so high when it's clearly so bad? Because this movie knows exactly what it is and treating it like a full feature film would be patently ridiculous.

As the name implies Sharktopus is about a half-shark half-octopus government experiment gone awry and loosed to feed on the surprisingly slow to grasp the situation public.

Citizen Kane it ain't but Sharkopus knows what it is. Most of the story is structured around several set pieces that are more hilarious than horrendous. The movie sags a bit towards the end but the tendency for characters to recognize and joke about the horror and B-movie clichés the movie embodies keeps the mood light and funny.

Syfy original movies work best when the writers and directors "get it." When they know that none of what they're doing should be played straight is when these movies turn out best and Sharktopus gets it.

Would have given it a 10 were it not for the ending which was abrupt, left the fate of a main character kind of fuzzy, and because the creature suddenly developed stormtrooper syndrome when confronting the hero.


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