New B-Movie Classic: Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

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megashark large New B Movie Classic: Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

What happens when you combine a super gigantic shark with an even bigger pre-historic octopus? You get one heck of a b-movie achievement! Mix in a little Deborah (Debbi) Gibson and Lorenzo (Snake Eater) Lamas and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus has the potential to blow your pants off (which could be embarrassing if you went “commando”)! Wild Things 2 director, Jack Perez returns once more to the director’s chair to work his “cinema magic” with some monsters from the deep blue sea.

The plot is kept simple: a big ass shark and a big ass octopus are discovered off the coast of California and all hell breaks loose. When humans fail to fend off the attacking beasts, we try to turn them on each other. Honestly, will anyone watching this film really care about the plot? It’s doubtful; we just want to see big things getting destroyed by even bigger things. Watch the trailer below to see what I’m talking about.

Originally titled Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus 3D, hopes were apparently high for a theatrical release for the film. However, the studios thought better of putting that much 3-D funding into a B-movie. I for one am very disappointed that they didn’t go with the 3D because of all the 3D movies in existence, this is the one I would have loved to watch. Common on Hollywood, release this thing in IMAX 3D and throw a big frackin’ shark at my face! Make me feel like Jonah being swallowed by the whale!

MSvGO had the potential to most be the most over-the-top and fun film to watch in the theater this summer -  but alas, my 50” plasma will have to do: unfortunately, MSvGO will go straight to DVD on May 26th, so get in line early at Blockbuster or start re-arranging your NetFlix queue because these copies are sure to move FAST!

And never fear, MSvGO fans – the fun may not stop here. In an interview with MTV Movies Gibson had this to say:

“I haven’t seen the final edit, but we did do a version that leaves the door open for a potential sequel,” Gibson revealed. “Because God knows what else is in the ocean. I thought maybe a seahorse? Maybe a 500-foot lobster would be good. But yes, there is the potential for a sequel, and I would absolutely love it.”

Say what? Giant Seahorse + Giant Lobster = me spending $35 for the Blu-ray version. What other giant sea creatures could be lurking in the unknown depths of the big blue? A sea cucumber, star fish or anemone perhaps? What other over-sized animals from the sea would you guys like to see?

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus hits DVD everywhere on May 26, 2009.

Source: MTV Movies Blog

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  1. 1st sorry i aways wanted to do that

  2. Is that Shark like 300 feet long or something!!?!?!?!

    Eh, they could have just kept it 50-60 feet to match what a megalodon’s size nore or less is. Sure I’ll by it, but C’mon…

  3. how about “The very large turtle vs The equally Large sword fish”

  4. The last shot is pure, apocalyptic WIN

  5. I guess super retarded movie trailers call for super retarded commenters like super robot… lol.

    I might actually go rent this one when it comes out, it just looks too cheesy to ignore…

    It’s like Bruce Campbell’s Man with the Screaming Brain…

  6. They’d be in a jam

    With a giant clam

  7. That’s not the SINGER Debbie Gibson, is it?? And hey, Paul, aren’t you…?

  8. @the big dentist

    yes she is and no I’m not.

    If you’re gonna go cheesy, then you have to go over the top with it. People will embrace the cheese if they know that’s what to expect. It’s when you are cheesy and are really going for serious that people will eat you alive.

  9. Man, this looks awesome and yes I love B-movies

  10. lol, great article Paul. How about a team of Gigantic Piranha vs. a Gigantic Eel who has a Gigantic Jellyfish as a sidekick! GPvsGEw/GJ on shelves soon!

  11. @Kenj

    Have you seen Bruce’s newest movie “My Name is Bruce” yet? It is a definate must for all Bruce Campbell fans.

  12. @Paul, “My Name Is Bruce” is really good, I did enjoy it. But then again, that is because he directed it and had his input. The other films, daily paycheck right?

    This movie looks like that dumb Snakes on a Plane trash. I too got caught up with that hype only to ask myself why the hell did I spend my work money on this piece of trash. Audience for everything I guess.

  13. @SK-47

    I agree with you about SOAP, I too fell for the hype that was building on the internet, and was disappointed at best. I think difference between these too films is who is building the hype. The studios built up SOAP as this big action film that would be crazy over-the-top madness not the fans.

    With MSvGO, the hype is the other way around. The studios didn’t waste money on overpaid big name actors, apologies to Lamas and Gibson, released the movie straight to DVD then took the extra money they saved and used it on SFX instead.

    Then they did a very humble trailer release 14 days before the movie was to release and the “B” movie fans grabbed it and held on like, well, a shark. Check IMDB, the movie is up in popularity by 99% this week! I’m pretty sure there is no other movie, DVD or theater, being released soon that can say that.

  14. I’m ashamed to admit that I thought this movie was the best thing since sliced bread. What a shame it isn’t on the big screen in theaters!

  15. This might be the dumbest movie of the year!

  16. Since the movie was evidently filmed in 3-D, does anyone know if the DVD will include an anaglyph 3-D version (using red-blue glasses)?

  17. @Dreidel

    It was supposed to be filmed in 3D but that idea was scrapped. It’s just regular ol’ 2D now.

  18. @Paul, nope, not yet, but I’m going to look it up, lol.