Well, alright, maybe you haven’t been waiting for it at all, but here it is anyway…the trailer for the most anticipated prehistoric shark versus ginormous crocodile movie of the year. (Yes, I know, it’s the ONLY prehistoric shark versus ginormous crocodile movie of the year.)
While the sequel to “Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus” sadly does not feature a return of acting greats Lorenzo Lamas and Debbie Gibson…oops, I mean DEBORAH Gibson (it sounds so much more sophisticated that way), The Asylum has still managed to pull in at least one big time actor. Jaleel White of Family Matters fame (alright, “fame” might be a bit of stretch) leads the cast of “Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus.”
Despite the lack of some key returning cast members from the original “Mega Shark” battle, it’s clear from the trailer that viewers can expect a return of mind-numbing special effects in this sequel.
“Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus” hits the home video market on December 21…just in time for Christmas!
According to the accompanying description of the video above, this an entry into the Doritos Crash the Superbowl advertisement contest from The Asylum who are responsible for “Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus” and its upcoming sequel “Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus.” If only the world had known about giant Doritos back in 2009, who knows how many lives, planes, ships, and submarines could have been saved?
SyFy appears to have a new entry in its lineup of shark-related B-movies. Swamp Shark looks to follow in the footstep of a other SyFy “greats” like Sharktopus and DinoShark. The plot of Swamp Shark seems to revolve around a mutated shark spoiling “Gator Fest” by eating all the gators and several bathers. Despite warnings about the “swamp shark,” Mayor Vaughn…oops, I mean Sheriff Watson tries to avoid a panic by ignoring the problem in order not to lose potential revenue from the festival. Hmm, the plot sounds vaguely familiar.
Swamp Shark features film veterans Robert Davi and Kristy Swanson. Those who grew up in the 80s might recognize Davi as The Goonies villain, Jake Fratelli, and Die Hard’s Special Agent Johnson (who was of no relation to Die Hard’s other Special Agent Johnson).
Swanson is no stranger to the horror genre with films like Mr. Boogedy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Deadly Friend on her resume. Swanson’s character in Deadly Friend is behind the infamous “basketball scene” which also features the actress who played Mama Fratelli in The Goonies. Of course, none of this really has anything to do with sharks.
Swamp Shark will premiere next summer (2011) on SyFy.
SyFy Channel will be unleashing what is sure to be a top-contender for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards. That’s right, DINOSHARK debuts tonight at 9pm on SyFy. Based on the preview, it looks like it could possibly hang with both Shark Attack 3: Megalodon and Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus in terms of cheesy effects and horrible acting.
Apparently, Dinoshark has been frozen in a glacier in Antarctica. However, it comes back to life after a piece of the glacier breaks off, allowing Dinoshark to thaw out and swim to a sunny beach in Mexico for Spring Break (consider me jealous of Dinoshark). So basically, you’ve got a cross between a shark and a dinosaur on Spring Break in Mexico. How could this movie possibly go wrong?
Oh, and did I mention that Dinoshark can apparently fly? Admittedly, it looks like Dinoshark doesn’t have quite the hang time that Mega Shark possesses, though.
Australia’s Courier Mail has an interesting and amusing story about the battle of “giant shark movie” clips that is currently raging on YouTube. The contenders are the trailer for Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, and a short excerpt from Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (which the Courier Mail incorrectly refers to as a “trailer” for the film). When it comes to view count, the Shark Attack 3: Megalodon clip is the winner hands down with over 17.5 million views, compared to Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus’ 2.1 million views. In all fairness, the Shark Attack 3: Megalodon clip has been on YouTube for 2 years longer than the Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. View counts aside, though, which is the king of the giant shark movie?
The tale of the tape goes something like this…
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus features:
- Acting sensations Lorenzo Lamas and Debbie Gibson (oops, DEBORAH Gibson)
- State-of-the-art computer-generated special effects that look like they came right off your 1996-era Nintendo 64 (you know you want to click the link)
- A shark attacking the Golden Gate Bridge
- A giant octopus knocking a fighter plane out of the sky
- A shark attacking a passenger jet
- No seriously, A SHARK ATTACKING A FREAKING PASSENGER JET!!!
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon features:
- Dazzling special effects involving actual white shark footage with actors superimposed into the footage for incredible “realism”
- Some of the most infamous dialog ever featured in modern film
- No appearances by either Lorenzo Lamas or Debbie Gibson
With each film having such unique strengths, it’s hard to pick a clear-cut winner (although Giant Shark vs. Mega Octopus does have a shark attacking a passenger jet!!!). I guess the only solution is to let you judge for yourselves. I’m going to go watch the true king of YouTube videos.