Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)



Critic Consensus: With shoddy FX, acting and directing. This isn't so bad it's good. It's just so bad it's terrible.


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When two enormous prehistoric creatures contend for supremacy of the sea, the California coast becomes the setting for a showdown that's been centuries in the making. Lorenzo Lamas and Deborah Gibson star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (2)

How could one hate a film where a giant shark jumps out of the sea and brings down a plane?

Aug 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

What a drag. This grabby-titled disaster flick - splashing across the pond on a tidal wave of chuckly publicity - is a damp squib.

Aug 7, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's beyond incompetent, and it probably also sounds like it's a hoot and a holler as a result. This is not the case.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

Mega Swindle vs Giant Rip-Off

Mar 1, 2011 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

If ever there was a film that seemed designed with Mystery Science Theater 3000 in mind, this is it.

Apr 14, 2010 | Full Review…

a goofy if not entertaining piece of filmmaking

Jan 9, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus


It's hard to believe that a movie with a concept this good, could fail to be entertaining on every conceivable level, but somehow this does.

Graham Willis
Graham Willis

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They say this is the best asylum movie. I ask how?

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Not the best or the worst of the Asylum's output. But you do get to see Debbie Gibson fight a giant shark and a giant octopus, so it's not a total waste.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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This was one of the funniest movies ive seen in a long time. Wonderful for its hilarity . . what its not suppose to be funny?I guess 3 1/2 might be too much . .

John Manard
John Manard

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