Reviews: Sharktopus

What did you expect?

Sharktopus. A movie about a genetically engineered half-shark half-octopus that gets loose and goes on a ramapage. Made by the Sci Fi Sy Fy Channel.

Do I really need to say this?

All right, to put it bluntly, Sharktopus is pretty much... the greatest movie ever made! OK, not in an artistic sense, but goddamm it, you try watching this with a straight face! So Bad Its Good very much applies here. It has everything: bad acting, poor CGI, even poorer gore effects, and an incredibly stupid plot even by Sy Fy standards. But the icing on the cake: it's self-aware. Meaning that the movie knows just how stupid it is. It routinely makes fun of itself, and even takes a jab at its audience. Make no mistake: this was intentional. A must-see for bad movie enthusiasts everywhere. Did I mention it was produced by the legendary Roger Corman?

Somebody call up Mike Nelson and tell him to make a rifftrax for this. NOW!

Not That Bad

Alright, this film is outlandish, weird, and about the third strangest thing I've ever seen in my life. If this were a serious film, then it would be beyond awful...but its not, its a Syfy Channel Original Movie, which in and of itself, makes it best not to take the film seriously. Thankfully, the film really doesn't seem to take itself seriously ether, so if coming into it already accepting that, it's not bad. It's by no means a perfect film, but it's still better than most Syfy films, mostly because of the previously mentioned not taking itself seriously. If you can't accept these facts, then you're not going to like it. That's really the best that can be said about it.