Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mega Shark vs Giganotosaurus

It looks like another straight-to-DVD horror is about to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting population. A somewhat condescending report from CNN on the Cannes Film Festival made brief mention of the upcoming Mega Shark vs Giganotosaurus movie from The Asylum; a sequel (of sorts) to their Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus film. While the poster art is pretty slick, I think that I’ll just keep my enthusiasm in check for the time being. Let’s not forget that Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus was a fun, over the top, monster-filled trailer. The actual movie? Not so much.


I also find the choice of monsters more than a little odd too, given that there isn’t a mutual environment where both adversaries could actually fight each other on equal terms. So... I guess the victor will be determined by which creature mistakenly crosses over into its rival’s territory first? Did Asylum come up with this idea by haphazardly choosing two names from a list of pre-existing computer assets from all their various productions?


Perhaps a better choice of title might be Battle of the Random Pairing of Computer Generated Models from The Asylum Special Effects Library.


Source: Undead Backbrain

6 comments:

Cyborg Trucker said...

Dart Board with prehistoric monster on it = Straight to DVD gold. Or at least that's what I'm figuring.

BlUsKrEEm said...

It was only a mtter of time before the Assylumsaurus rex got a flick. When he showed up in Sherlock Holmes I couldn't help but burst out laughing (probably the best of their movies, btw.)

I thought Mega-Piranha was a hoot. Hopefully they improve the formula as the serries goes on.

BlacknickSculpture said...

First DVD then straight to the SciFy channel! This sort of tag team monster match up is their bread and butter.

Justin M... said...

You left the first "o" out of "Giganotosaurus" which is significant only because Gigantosaurus is also a species of dinosaur, albeit a sauropod as oppose to a Carcharodontosauridae.

Other than that this looks awful. When I want to see budget CG dinosaurs - including Giganotosaurus - attacking cities I'll go watch an episode of BBC's Primeval.

Mysterious Pants said...

You left the first "o" out of "Giganotosaurus" which is significant only because Gigantosaurus is also a species of dinosaur, albeit a sauropod as oppose to a Carcharodontosauridae.

Whoops! I did, indeed! Nothing a little blog edit won't fix, tho'... ^_^

ThatKidWithTheSideburns said...

Despite the problems, I can easily see this being awesome. Unfortunatley we all know the Asylum isn't going to let us have something we can actually enjoy.