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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