Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sharks, Octopi and CHEESE

Whitney Matheson at Pop Candy posted this link to a trailer to another outstanding production (read the sarcasm) from The Asylum, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

Just look at that title. Mega Shark. Versus. Giant Octopus. It stars Lorenzo Lamas, who is getting so long in the tooth that his claim to fame, TV's Falcon Crest, is now but a long forgotten footnote at best in the TV history books. (Oh, and he played "Reno Raines" - LOVE that name - in TV's Renegade.) Now Lamas is over 50, looking tired and bored while fighting crude CGI sharks and octopi. I guess he's not following his father, Fernando Lamas', credo (co-opted by Billy Crystal) that "it's better to look good, than to feel good."

And who else would a producer get to stand alongside Lorenzo Lamas and fight giant sealife, but one time 80s pop tart, Debbie, sorry, Deborah Gibson (who's almost 40!). At least she looks like she's having fun with her role. I wonder if she'll sing "Shake Your Love (Love theme from Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus)" over the end credits?

Shark. Octopus. Now I'm hungry for sushi.


  1. "Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus"

    Somehow that title has "Toho" written all over it for me.

  2. I bet Toho is SO jealous they didn't register that title. Plus Toho would have made it as Man in Suit movies versus the "spectacular CGI of Gus, the guy with the Macbook."

  3. i would love to see this in the theater... oh, wait, it went straight to DVD right?