DVD Review: Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus

Title: Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus
Directed and Written by: Jack Perez
Starring: Deborah Gibson, Vic Chao, Lorenzo Lamas, Sean Lawlor


When the trailer for this direct-to-DVD movie hit the ‘net, I knew I could never resist it. I’ve spent many an hour, both in my youth and adulthood, watching big rubbery monster movies, the more prehistoric the better. Add Deborah Gibson, the musical voice of my generation, to the mix, and wild horses (or giant octopi) couldn’t keep me away. Deborah plays a rebellious oceanographer (Is there any other kind?) who doesn’t want to play by the rules. I don’t blame her. When a big whale carcass washes up on the beach with a giant shark tooth sticking out of it, the powers that be tell her to leave it alone and blame it on a boating accident. Her boss warns her, “Don’t love the ocean too much. It doesn’t love you back.” But Deborah is from the Electric Youth generation, and she doesn’t take no for an answer, so she hooks up with her old college professor and a rogue Japanese scientist to try to get to the bottom of the string of deadly maritime attacks. Could it have anything to do with the mega shark and giant octopus she spied in the arctic recently?

(More prehistoric mayhem after the jump!)

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