Thursday, March 2, 2017

Movie Review: Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014)

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014) - USA - Sci-Fi/Adventure - NR
Directed by Emile Edwin Smith
Starring Christopher Judge, Elisabeth Rohm, Matt Lagan, Debbie Gibson, Paul Anderson

Being a movie by The Asylum it fits the bill by being very entertaining without being a threat whatsoever to Shakespeare.

Ding..ding..ding, in this corner weighing in at twenty thousand tons at least is Mega Shark, not having had sex in 200 million years he has a hard-on that would compete with Captain Kirk and is really, I mean really looking to score. And in this corner, made out of steel and titanium is Mecha Shark, the newcomer in this match and feeling a little hollow and unloved.

A boat is hauling a chunk of glacier to Egypt via the Mediterranean when it begins to crack, releasing a revived megalodon shark upon the world once again. This time around the U.S. Navy working with two scientists devise a plan to build a mechanical shark to face off against the megalodon. An AI onboard the mecha shark allows it to run unmanned, but can they control it or will it become as much of a threat as the mega shark?

I always get tickled when reading reviews on IMDB and other sites about how stupid movies like this are. I mean, come on, with a title like Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark are you expecting Shakespeare? If you are you need to avoid movies with silly names like this, and especially any movies made by The Asylum. This movie gives one exactly what is expected: a cartoon like plot in an entertaining presentation.

As a bonus, having two known and seasoned actors as the leads, Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1) and Elisabeth Rohm (Law & Order), adds some talent and personality often missing from such movies. Christopher Judge pumps up his role with loads of personality, probably letting go after having to contain himself so much playing Teal'c on Stargate SG-1 and it adds a refreshing element to the movie.

My Rating: 3 Fingers

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

For even more fun check out the other movies in this series: Mega Shark vs. CrocosaurusMega Shark vs. Kolossus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

Toxic Fletch

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