The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.
The wonder of the internet, not long after The Asylum debuted their trailer for this film it quickly became a huge internet smash and I have to say for good reason as the trailer itself was very cool and everyone remembers the 80's pop star,Debbie Gibson. Right off the bad I might as well point out that if you do not like the low budget cheese like offered of the Sci Fi Channel then I suggest you just don't rent this flick save everyone the pain of hearing your complaints. The trailer and the plot about two giant prehistoric sea creatures peaked my interest as well many others online so I was eager to sit down to this one with my soft drink and popcorn knowing right off the bat what I was in for and for that I got to say I had a damn good time watching this. The film's two main leads, Debbie Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas did a fantastic job, each is popular in their own right but I felt in the end Debbie pretty much stole this film, she was fun and sexy to watch as well as a pretty decent actress. The plot was much better than I had expected, there wasn't a deep storyline but there was enough to keep you interested as well as a few nice twists along the way. The film even has a romance sub-plot tossed in which I thought was a nice addition to the film giving it a more realistic feel among the cheese and improbable events that was going on. The effects were nothing great but for a low budget flick I and everyone else has to expect that. The battle scenes between the two creatures were well done and fun to watch and there is plenty of action along the way so you will never get bored. The Asylum has some very good ideas and they execute them well in every film they make, with a bit more budget I think they can really take their film-making to another level. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus is a fun and highly entertaining film for any fan of the fun B-movies that use to get made on a regular basis many years ago, I miss those days but thanks to The Asylum I got to go back at least for this evening. The DVD comes with Special Featurees that include:
Widescreen Presentation, 5.1 Surround Sound
Making of Featurette
Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment. *** 1/2 Out Of *****