Sharktopus

 

Right let’s get something cleared up right away, I love cheesy monster movies.  I always have and probably always will.

Sharktopus is the latest ‘big creature’ movie from the SyFy stable and B movie making legend Roger Corman.  A shady corporation led by Eric Roberts had developed a hybrid of a shark and an octopus, hence the title.  Unfortunately it all goes a bit wrong and the creature goes on a rampage in Mexico.  Roberts hires an ex-employee Andy Flynn to hunt down said creature and recapture it.  Also along for the ride is Flynn’s best friend and Roberts’ scientist daughter who also helped develop the creature.
The actual creature is actually very cool in design but the CGI effects for the majority of the film is not great.  However, as with many of The Asylum’s films (who I adore) who cares when you have so much fun seeing bungee jumpers and other holiday makers getting munched on.  Corman turns up in a fun cameo as a guy on the beach witnessing a killing and there is a pirate DJ thrown in as well for some comic relief.
It’s all rather gormless and stupid but incredibly entertaining if this sort of thing floats your boat.  Mind you stay well away if this isn’t your cup of tea.
  • Starring Eric Roberts  Kerem Bursin  Ralph Garman
  • Director Declan O’Brien
  • Distributor Anchor Bay UK