Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)

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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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With shoddy FX, acting and directing. This isn't so bad it's good. It's just so bad it's terrible.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

How could one hate a film where a giant shark jumps out of the sea and brings down a plane?

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a goofy if not entertaining piece of filmmaking

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

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.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

Mega Swindle vs Giant Rip-Off

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

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.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Daft, plain daft. With a few daft but spectacular stunts.

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Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

If ever there was a film that seemed designed with Mystery Science Theater 3000 in mind, this is it.

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Peter Whittle
Sunday Times (UK)

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.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 20% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This was one of the funniest movies ive seen in a long time. Wonderful for its hilarity . . what its not suppose to be funny?I guess 3 1/2 might be too much . .
Directors Cat
They say this is the best asylum movie. I ask how?
Anthony Lawrie
Give Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus a bigger budget and it would still be rubbish. The real problem here is the direction. The acting is pretty bad but this can… More
Ken Stachnik
Not the best or the worst of the Asylum's output. But you do get to see Debbie Gibson fight a giant shark and a giant octopus, so it's not a total… More
Graham Willis
It's hard to believe that a movie with a concept this good, could fail to be entertaining on every conceivable level, but somehow this does.
JY Skacto
Jack Perez goes ultimate B movie with <i>Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus</i> and it ends up ultimately terrible.<p>The title is the only thing… More