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…