Review: Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark / Cert: TBC / Director: Emile Edwin Smith / Screenplay: Jose Prendes / Starring: Christopher Judge, Elisabeth Röhm, Steve Hanks, Kate Avery, Debbie Gibson / Release Date: January 28th (US), TBC (UK)
For those shark movie connoisseurs out there, yes, this is a follow-up to 2009’s Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and 2010’s Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus. Whilst the previous Mega was last seen ‘swimming with the fishes’ at the climax of the 2010 match-up movie, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark sees a new Mega Shark appear from the depths of the ocean. Having learnt from their previous efforts, this time the US government is fully prepared for such an occurrence and just happen to have made themselves an equally gigantic robotic shark. As it becomes clear that Mega’s motive is to head to Australia to find a mate and blow his Mega-wad, it’s time for Mecha and his crew, along with their Holly-lite Nero computer system, to stop the companion-seeking monster from destroying the Australian coastline in a horned-up rage. In the immortal words of Streetfighter II, “Fight!”
From the opening moments, where we see a gloriously CGIed iceberg, it’s apparent that we’re not dealing with any Titanic-style spectacle here…
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