Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
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When two enormous prehistoric creatures contend for supremacy of the sea, the California coast becomes the setting for a showdown that's been centuries in the making. Lorenzo Lamas and Deborah Gibson star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"How could one hate a film where a giant shark jumps out of the sea and brings down a plane?"
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"a goofy if not entertaining piece of filmmaking"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Like a feud between Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole, you don't care who wins, but it's fun to watch. Alas, the preceding 80 minutes aren't. Great title, lousy film."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"This film is bad on every level. In fact, it's bad on levels hitherto unexplored by mainstream cinema."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"For those of you familiar with the trailer, you may as well stop here because you've already seen the best bits, pretty much in their entirety."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"Mega Swindle vs Giant Rip-Off"
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"The risible special effects and the clumsy acting recall not Roger Corman productions but the ineptitude of Ed Wood, though the result is far less endearing."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Daft, plain daft. With a few daft but spectacular stunts."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"What a drag. This grabby-titled disaster flick - splashing across the pond on a tidal wave of chuckly publicity - is a damp squib."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
"Shonky script, shonky FX, shonky acting, and less money than Michael Bay gets out of bed for make this a disappointment after the chuckles generated from that hilarious promo on YouTube."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"If ever there was a film that seemed designed with Mystery Science Theater 3000 in mind, this is it."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"How this ever got released is a mystery. Unwatchable, almost unreviewable, this stupid monster movie makes the Bela Lugosi swan song Plan 9 from Outer Space look like a masterpiece."
‑ Peter Whittle, Sunday Times (UK)
"Perez's film ought to be an hour-and-a-half of beery, dumb-ass fun. Instead it has the weary air of a genuinely disastrous disaster movie. Size, it seems, matters after all."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"They fight, and look rubbish, and one eats an aircraft. Is bad the new good? I wish. Sometimes bad is just tacky."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"The acting is terrible (and not in a good way), the script is boring and if you've seen the trailer you've already seen all the effects shots."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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