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Oh my God, how did this movie ever come to be? Who in their right mind had the idea to make a sequel to the "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" movie? Who had the idea to sit down and make this actually come to the screen? Alright, well where to start? ... You know from the title alone that this movie is going to suck horribly, and yet here I was watching it. There was just a tiny flicker of hope that the movie would be an improvement to the "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" movie that came before "Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus". But no, that was not to be the case. This movie was equally bad.
First of all, the CGI effects were horrible and lousy to look at. This is 2010, and still there are effects that look like something that came from the 1980's is happening on the screen. How can this be? Can't the people making the movie see how fake and pathetic it looks? Or are they blinded by the sheer excitement to see their movie actually making it out as a 'direct to DVD' release? Then we have the story, or rather lack thereof. You have a crocodile the size of a skyscraper, that have apparently been living inside a mountain for God only knows how many years. Alright, hold it, back it up right there. How did a creature this size get into a mountain? And how did it managed to find food in there? Then there is the equally big Megalodon shark that apparently has been swimming around our oceans unnoticed for years, and it apparently is smart enough to jump over ships and attack them by flapping its tail against the hull of the ship. Yeah, okay...
Throughout the movie, you are introduced to more ridiculous stuff, such as how they managed to load a crocodile that size onto a truck in the middle of the jungle. Or why a man washed up on a beach, having survived the attack of two gargantuan monsters, would be waving his gun at small children and yelling at them. What the... There is just so many levels of wrong in that scene.
Then, lets move on to the cast. First up we have Jaleel White, wow. That guy will never be able to shed his Steven Urkel skin. I couldn't look past that, and I kept waiting for him to go "did I do that?" He was so wrongly cast for this movie. Then there was Sarah Lieving in the role of special agent Hutchinson, whom apparently believed agents are drones who all seem to have something stuck up a certain place. Her performance was like watching a robot. It was so bad. Actually, most of the performances in the movie were half-hearted, though every once in awhile there would be a glimpse of acting on the screen.
The best part in the movie, was that they had actually put some effort into the sets and decorations. And a follow-up to that, the movie cover was actually not that bad to look at, it just turned out to be a somewhat interesting teaser for a really bad movie.
"Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus" is just another sad attempt at cashing in on the gargantuan monster movie genre, and it is a horrible attempt at best. I didn't actually manage to sit through the entire movie. I gave up in frustration about just a bit over halfway through it. I just couldn't take anymore of that kind of self-torture.
I wouldn't know who to recommend this movie to, except for maybe people who sit up at 3.30 in the night and have nothing better to watch. Perhaps you should give this movie a go if that is you, it might just be good for a few laughs. Who knows?
This is a movie that I will try to erase from my memory. Hopefully it will be gone by tomorrow. And honestly, despite it was a bad movie as well, then "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" was actually a lot better than this sequel.
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