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Megalodon (2002)

A deep-sea drilling operation goes horribly wrong, releasing the deadliest ocean predator that has ever roamed the seas since prehistoric times-Carcharodon Megalodon...sixty feet of prehistoric terror.

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Pat Corbitt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leighanne Littrell Leighanne Littrell ... Christen Giddings
Robin Sachs ... Peter Brazier
Al Sapienza ... Ross Elliot
Mark Sheppard ... Mitchell Parks (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Jennifer Sommerfeld ... Amanda 'Maz' Zablenko (as Jennifer Sommerfield)
Evan Mirand Evan Mirand ... R.P. McGinnis
Steve Scionti Steve Scionti ... David Collen
Fred Belford Fred Belford ... Jake Thompson
Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... Grady Harper
Yasmine Delawari ... Maria Barrera
Stanley Isaacs ... Robert Armstromg
Will Borders Will Borders ... Pilot
John Michael Maurer John Michael Maurer ... Bodyguard
McCready Baker ... Brazier's Assistant
Brian Littrell ... Rig Worker
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Storyline

Oil...the quest for it is unrelenting. The search for new reserves of the 'black gold' never-ends and leading the search is Nexecon Petroleum and its flagship-the largest drilling and refining platform ever constructed-'Colossus" located in the freezing North Atlantic waters off the coast of Greenland. 'Colossus' will drill deeper than any rig ever has, a fact that gratifies Nexecon CEO, Peter Brazier, but that has geologists the world over up in arms, concerned that delicate ocean floor fault lines could be disturbed with catastrophic effects. Skeptical news reporter Christen Giddings and her cameraman Jake Thompson are invited by Braziera to document the safety of 'Colossus.' The powerful drill tears through the seabed, striking a rich oil deposit. As the drill penetrates further, it ruptures a fissure that reveals a second 'mirror' ocean that has existed beneath ours for millions of years. An ocean teeming with prehistoric life. As the choking oil posions the water, the frenzied ... Written by KLange

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Rated PG-13 for some adventure violence and peril | See all certifications »

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The role of Christen Giddings was offered to Natasha Henstridge and Famke Jenssen. See more »

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Ross recounts the rediscovery mistakenly classified extinct coelacanth fish, "...until one turned up a few years ago off the coast of Madagascar." The living coelacanth was found off the coast of South Africa in 1938. This is over 1,000 miles away from this island of Madagascar and 1938 is hardly a "few years ago." See more »

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At least it's better than the Shark Attack movies, still doesn't leave me thirsty for sharks though
18 November 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Megadolon is more a mediocre movie than a terrible one. It is also at least better than the Shark Attack movies(then again almost anything is), now those are examples of terrible movies. There are things to like, the acting is decent especially from Mark Sheppard, there are some nice underwater sequences, there is one cool attack scene and much of the CGI is not bad(the helicopter crash agreed was an exception), not great but could have been worse. Also the movie doesn't fall into the dull category, the pace is quite brisk and there are glimpses of great entertainment. Megadolon is let down by a number of things. The standard of the CGI was better than expected, but there could have been much less of it at the same time. The editing has times where it's hurried and others where it's sloppy, the dialogue at best is a load of exposition and cornball and the characters are shallow and development is next to nil. The story is not badly paced, but it is very predictable and the suspense and horror is severely lacking(they're exchanged with unintentional comedy, some of which is funny but others are frustrating), and the repetitive attack scenes and anticlimactic and quite ridiculous ending hinder it further. The shark is a very mixed bag design wise, there are times where it has a very menacing great white shark look but there are other times where it is like an over-sized plastic toy you'd find in the bathroom(coming from someone who used to have one, it could sing too!). The lack of personality is a big problem, there was definitely a big effort to make it authentic but generally it needed to be more fearsome and have more variety in movement and how it reacted to things. Overall, mediocre but did have its merits. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2004 (USA) See more »

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Bordentown, New Jersey, USA See more »

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