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Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 16 July 2015 (Germany)
In search of a new energy source, Russia accidentally reawakens the Kolossus - a giant robot doomsday device from the Cold War. At the same time, a new Mega Shark appears, threatening global security.

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Christopher Ray (as Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray)

Writer:

Edward DeRuiter (screenplay by)
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Illeana Douglas ... Dr. Alison Gray
Amy Rider ... Moira King
Brody Hutzler ... Joshua Dane
Adam Dunnells ... Wilhelm
Edward DeRuiter ... Spencer
Tara Price Tara Price ... Lt. Commander Elisha Parker
Ernest Thomas ... Admiral Titus Jackson
Jeff Hatch ... Dr. John Bullock
Tim Abell ... Ivan
Clare Grant ... Clare
Alison Haislip ... Ali
Milynn Sarley ... Milynn
Bryan Hanna Bryan Hanna ... Benedict
Rileah Vanderbilt ... Rileah
Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Sergie Abramov
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In the wake of the deadly confrontation between monster and metal in Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014), yet another Megalodon sees the light of day after the Russians' shady drilling operation for extremely potent crystals of red mercury. As a result, the gigantic Cold-War robot of mass destruction, Kolossus, wakes up from hibernation, while, elsewhere, Dr Alison Gray is struggling to come up with a way to contain the unstoppable underwater menace. Sooner or later, nature's most effective killer and man's deadliest creation will cross paths, and then, there's no telling what these two killing machines can do. Who shall live and who shall die after the final battle between Mega Shark and Kolossus? Written by Nick Riganas

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Nature's deadliest creature against man's deadliest weapon.


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This is the fourth installment in the Mega Shark series. See more »

Goofs

The USS Hartung is supposed to be in open sea when confronting the Mega Shark, and the external shots show it is. However the shots from the bridge clearly show that the ship is in harbor and not moving at all. See more »

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Followed by Mega Shark vs. Moby Dick See more »

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While one of the better movies in the Mega Shark series, it's only passable at best
7 August 2015 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The Mega Shark movies are the kind that aren't to be expected much from, but even with that in mind I personally didn't consider either of them particularly good, some fun moments, mostly for the so-bad-it's-good value there was, but mostly they were too cheap and silly to take it even for what they were. Mega Shark vs Kolossus is one of the better movies in the series along with Mecha Shark, but for me it was only passable at best.

While the special effects are usually terrible in the Mega Shark movies, and Asylum/SyFy movies in general, they don't look too bad here. The two title monsters are not as cheap as feared and succeed in giving their scenes personality. The shark could have looked far worse as far as low-budget sharks go, a good amount of detail went into it actually, and is actually pretty fiercely menacing, rather than being goofy or bringing unintentional humour like most low-budget sharks. The kolossus character is imposingly designed and a cool, heroic character, the two's chemistry is great and help make their scenes (of which there's generally not enough, and they're a little too short) watchable. The last act especially is a lot of fun, and makes one wish that it came earlier and that the rest of the movie was to its level. The scenery is very nice and the underwater scenes are shot well. Didn't think much of the acting on the most part, but Amy Rider did a nice job.

However, the rest of the acting is pretty dire, especially from the captain whose actor seems to be channelling Samuel L. Jackson and doing so while overacting embarrassingly poorly. Illeana Douglas is also somewhat bland. The script is a mess, with the human drama scenes with its messy mix of scientific gobbledygook and military jargon struggling to make sense and they doesn't ring true at any time (actually sounding made up on the spot), and the humour parts are cheesy and contrived, the dialogue being so awkwardly awful it's cringe-worthy. It also does nothing to develop the characters or make them engaging or identifiable, they're little more than walking clichés written in the most cardboard way.

Despite coming to life in the last act, most of the movie's story is tiresomely ridiculous and dull, trying so and too hard to over-the-top and fun (even in the serious scenes, that as a result became overheated and ham-fisted) that it's tiring, especially when all the Mega Shark movies take that approach (concept-wise there's not much new either) and when you see it so many times with The Asylum/SyFy. The editing tends to be haphazard and the movie is lit in a drab way, while the direction only shows some personality in the last act but is flat everywhere else and the music is at best generic.

Overall, while one of the better movies in the Mega Shark series it is only reasonably passable. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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