27 July 2014

Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark

All well here in Rhode Island and continuing to settle in though we will be in the hotel for another month yet.  Good news is that we have cable in our room and the SyFy channel is having Shark Movie Week in the lead up to the release of Sharknado 2.  Strangely SWMBO didn't see this as good news...

So last night we saw Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark, released earlier this year as a latest instalment of the Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus and Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus trilogy. This Mega Shark clearly just won't quit.
Now I love me a cheesy shark movie and this had all the promise of the awesomeness of Godzilla vs Mecha Godzilla, but this one really was a stinker.  It wasn't the wooden acting (expected), or the horrendous plot (mandatory), or even the fact that it tried to be a serious movie (it was like they gave up half way); the clincher for me was the final Act in which Mega Shark goes to Sydney to find a mate.  The fake Aussie accents and backdrops just ruined it for me.  However, one highlight is that Mecha Shark has a tracked 'Amphibious mode'.  Kewl.

Of the three movies in this series, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus is my favourite.  On the bright side though, I also got to watch the wonderfully cheesy Dinoshark and I think Sharknado 2 will be worth waiting for - deliberately fun and campy is hard to pass up!

5 comments:

  1. Ah, I so love a good B movie.
    :D

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  2. I pity your good lady wife! :D

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    1. She is good indeed to put up with such viewing!
      However, I do the whole household's ironing at the same time so I can watch whatever I wish :-)

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  3. I only lasted 15 minutes or so...

    Not even as long as for Asteroid vs. Earth where they can't deflect the asteroid, so they're going to move the Earth.

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  4. Based upon your "recommendation" I watched a little on Sunday and stumbled upon the part where the mechs shark was on land and then sprouted tank treads. It was very unrealistic - a device that large would need to use an offset drive wheel system and not the Christire drive as depicted - do these people do any research on shark robots?

    All kidding aside what a truly awful 10 minutes I wasted. Some of the actors seemed familiar - I thin the lead male was from Stargate and the lead female was on Law and Order - they need to get new agents

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