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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.

Director:

Declan O'Brien

Writer:

Mike MacLean
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Nathan Sands
Kerem Bürsin ... Andy Flynn (as Kerem Bursin)
Sara Malakul Lane ... Nicole Sands
Héctor Jiménez ... Bones (as Hector Jimenez)
Liv Boughn Liv Boughn ... Stacy Everheart
Julian Gonzalez Esparza Julian Gonzalez Esparza ... Santos
Blake Lindsey Blake Lindsey ... Pez
Peter Nelson Peter Nelson ... Commander Cox
Maija Markula Maija Markula ... Bree
Megan Barkley Megan Barkley ... Lisa
Mary Tessa Corman Mary Tessa Corman ... Bungee Jumper (as Mary Corman)
Kyle Trainor Kyle Trainor ... Frat Boy
Lindsay Conklin Lindsay Conklin ... Bikini Girl with Bum
Greg Norte Greg Norte ... Gordon
Blanca Eng Ponce Blanca Eng Ponce ... Maria (as Blanca Ponce)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Half-Shark. Half -Octopus. All Terror.


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajkulopod See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New Horizons Picture See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Andy shoots at Sharktopus to distract it from the reporter, he uses a machine gun. It shows him shooting the gun and the next shot is his shots bouncing off the ship and the creature. A second later, the camera shows Andy without a gun in sight. See more »

Quotes

Stacy Everheart: Oh, Pez, I could just hug you right now. I mean, if you were better looking and had better hygiene.
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Referenced in The Good Guys: Silence of the Dan (2010) See more »

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Sharktopus (Theme Song)
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Performed by The Cheetah Whores
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No wait don't criticize this movie it is suppose to suck
26 September 2010 | by cjk_35See all my reviews

This is not a horror or an action sci-fi movie. It is a comedy, but not your normal kind of comedy that you are used to seeing. There are no crazy characters or silly jokes. The real joke is in the acting, the directing, production design etc. Sharktopus was made to be terrible so the audience will laugh at how bad it is.

I don't understand why people take this movie seriously. With a title like sharktopus how could you? The plot is that a team of father and daughter marine biologists create a half shark, half octopus to use as a weapon for the navy. Then the remote control mechanism is knocked off and the Sharktopus goes on a killing rampage. Captian Jack (the creator of sharktopus) highers Andy Flynn, a Iraq war veteran, to capture the monster. But when Andy nearly gets killed and looses two of his friends he vows revenge.

There you have it. This is not suppose to be the next Jaws or even Deep Blue Sea. This is more along the lines of Maga Shark vs. Gaint Octopus. The director told the actors to be wooden and show very little emotion. The actors wheren't trying to win a Oscar, they wanted a Razzie. I just wish that actors would react to seeing the killings. When ever someone is eaten or torn apart in the movie who ever was witnessing it didn't react. They just stand there with a stupid look on their face. At least scream or try to help the victim. The production is minimal. The props appear to be objects the actors brought from home. The special effect are also bad with Sharktopus constantly changing size. In one scene he's big enough to eat VW Bug, in a later scene he is as big as a human. There are also scenes where the monster is walking out on land. Now I am not a marine biologist, but I am pretty sure that sharks or octopuses can't survive outside of water. Another thing that bothered me was that one of the characters who was named Nicole had some moral hang ups about her father altering the mind of Sharktopus. It is a genetically engineered monster, what does it matter if it mind is tampered with? If you watch this with a critic's state of mind you will hate this movie. In order to enjoy it loosen up and get a sense of humor.

Compared to Scy-Fy Channel's other original movies this is the best. Instead of being serious and trying scare the audience. Sharktopus is made to make you laugh. I rated this on level of how entertained I was while watching and gave it a 7 out of 10. Now if I where to rate it based on acting, directing, camera work, etc. Then I would give it a 2 out of 10.


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