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

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 26, 2009
DVD 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

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

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: 19% 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 . .
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
Directors Cat
They say this is the best asylum movie. I ask how?
Alexander Wilson
There are plenty of other non-modern B movies than wasting your time with this. This is the sort of film you watch on tv after you lost your job. Horrible.… More