The Top 10 Ridiculous Movie Face-Off Titles
Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
There’s been a certain escalation in the field of direct-to-DVD/cable-telly critter vs. critter pictures, from the comparatively modest days of Boa Vs. Python and Komodo Vs. Cobra – and this tale of two recently thawed-out giant monsters getting into a major tussle is perhaps the acme of the subgenre. Clearly the money wasted on Michael Bay’s toy commercials should have been spent where it counts – on providing a proper mega shark and giant octopus combo rather than the el cheapo CG specimens here. Boa Vs. Python and Komodo Vs. Cobra were at least notionally sequels to four separate films establishing their contestants as menaces in their own right (there’s even a Python 2). But this takes a short cut and new-mints its monsters since the film’s not connected with earlier mega shark or giant octopus movies.