A blog about my favourite movies, music, and TV.
18 August 2009
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2009)
The wait is finally over, Megashark vs Giant Octopus has finally hit the direct to video and 'On Demand' market in the UK! The internet buzz sourounding this z-grade monster movie has been quite impressive - the trailer has had over 1.6m views on YouTube. Deborah Gibson stars as a scientist (yes, Debbie Gibson, acting!) who stumbles accross a giant shark while trawling around the ocean in her dodgy CGI submarine. The authorities deny it's very existence and only Debbie, a Japanese guy, and Lorenzo Lamas can save the world from the true horror of Megashark! But it doesn't end there, recently thawed out from the dawn of time is Mega Shark's nemesis - Giant Octopus, oh yes - it's on!
This movie is horrendous, there's no two ways about it. From the terrible script, to the hideously dated special effects, and the awful awful acting! But somehow Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus works on a bad b-movie level. It's entertaining, it's funny - check out the scene where megashark takes out an airbus, and it doesn't outstay it's welcome. Plus, it has Debbie Gibson in it!