DVD Review: Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus

Posted in DVDs, Film, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 4 Aug 2009

On first glance Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus looks like it has a lot of potential as a high concept, and undoubtedly silly, disaster film. But even for a straight to DVD offering the film comes up very short. After two prehistoric creatures are unwittingly thawed out of an ancient glacier, a gigantic shark and octopus start to raise hell across the ocean. After several attempt to kill the creatures, the US Navy decide instead their only hope is to bring the two together and hope they wipe each other out in a fight to the death. Sadly for a film that relies heavily on CGI, the special effects are painfully underdeveloped and look like they were made by a high school kid using basic Maya. The acting is well below par and as neither the direction or plot can save the film, it’s unlikely Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus will even be saved by cult status.

Film ★★★★★ Extras ★★★★★

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