Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Like "Snakes on a Plane", the title says it all. But watch the trailer anyway.

H/T to Jonathan Hayes.


Randy Johnson said...

Another craptastic winner from the folks at Syfy(still hate that name), a once fine channel descended to professional(and I use the term loosely) wrestling, low brow series, even lower brow movies, and reality shows.(shudder)

nathan singer said...

Man, would ya look at the gambling debts Eric Roberts has accrued recently?

Jerry House said...

Snakes on a Plane may have been dreadful, but I am sure that Sharktopus! is art.

Leigh said...

I'm pretty sure that the makers of this POS did not mean to be humorous, but the trailer made me laugh.

I'm also pretty sure that an entire network has never jumped the shark before.
Certainly not with an 'actual' (genetically altered, CGI) shark.
If it had also involved a motorcycle and two ramps they might have had a trifecta.

Fran said...

Okay, I loved the 60's music. But, um. . .is it wrong to point out that those are squid tentacles, not octopus?

Leigh said...

But, Fran, they can't mash together Shark + Squid so easily.

But yeah, that would definitely be yet another thing to nitpick for the subset of viewers that know the difference.

Fran said...

*sigh* Yeah, I did let my inner geek shine there, didn't I? ;-)

Leigh said...

We all have our little geek-like moments. You should hear some of my other friends trashing clothing on supposedly "historically accurate" films and tv shows (ie: not 13th Warrior type stuff but (for example) I, Claudius/Lion In Winter type stuff, although the last two were reasonably okay to pretty good for the time they were filmed. Or so I've been told.).

This same subset of friends also went completely nuts over the level of detail in LOTR, BTW.

My make-or-break as far as that goes is 'horny helmets'. Previously on Syfy (when it was SciFi) they had an in-house Beowulf where the freaking rowers were all wearing horny helmets. All I could see was high seas + those helmets = a bunch of guys who the rest of their lives would go by the name 'One-eyed Sven'.... if they were lucky.

I have no idea whether the film was any good (doubt it was) because I turned it off at that point and spent five minutes ranting about it to Joe.

Jonathan Hayes said...

No matter how you look at it, nothing but good can come of this!

Yes, they were wrong to go with "SyFy", but SHARKTOPUS completely redeems them - and that's if they hadn't already won redemption through titles like CHUPACABRA: DARK SEAS, DINOCROC VS SUPERGATOR and KRAKEN: TENTACLES OF THE DEEP.