Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus Directed by Jack Perez
Starring Deborah Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Vic Chao, Sean Lawlor, Stephen Blackehart
Asylum Home Entertainment
Release date: May 26, 2009
A few weeks ago, an absolutely insane movie trailer was unleashed upon the world. A trailer that, among other things, featured a GIANT shark eating a passenger plane and a GIANT octopus doing some other crazy shit that no one could even comprehend. The film in question? The Asylum’s Mega Shark VS. Giant Octopus.
With over two million views on YouTube and MTV’s website combined, MSVGO is the Asylum’s most anticipated release to date. Coming from a company that has released such knock-offs as Transmorphers and The Da Vinci Treasure, this mockbuster-making group of “filmmakers” has clearly begun to take pride in their reputation as the go-to guys when you want a movie that is “so bad it’s good.”
But is the film worth all of the hype? Is the relatively small internet buzz behind this like a mini Snakes on a Plane? Yes and no. Let me break it down…
No, no it could not possibly be the greatest movie ever made, and no, it won’t even be good…at all. But dammit, if Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus doesn’t look like the kind of awful and sickly fun movie that is just so bad that it’s completely worthy of watching and loving every second, well…I’d be wrong.
The movie takes two frozen prehistoric beasts — a massive Megalodon-type shark and a Krakken-like octopus — who thaw out and wreak havoc on San Francisco. To stop them, a plan is devised to have them battle to the death!
They even obtained the acting talents of stars Lorenzo Lamas and ’80s pop star Deborah Gibson!
The scene everyone seems to love the most is when the shark jumps up and takes a bite out of the Golden Gate Bridge, but there are other equally Michael Bay-awesome scenes, like when the giant octopus grabs hold of a submarine like he’s taking a pill, or when the shark leaps out of the water at a plane, Cloverfield style.
Click on over to see this, the trailer for the greatest movie ever made: Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.