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Sharktopus

The U.S. Navy's covert group "Blue Water" creates a sharktopus, a half-shark, half-octopus hybrid for combat. But the creature escapes, wreaking havoc on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta.

Sharktopus

Details of 'Sharktopus'

2010
United States
89 minutes
1.78 : 1

About 'Sharktopus'

“Shark­topus” is a 2010 sci­ence fic­tion film pro­duced by Roger Corman. The film tells the story of a genet­ic­ally mod­i­fied animal that is half shark and half octopus. The action takes place in a coastal town where an unscru­pu­lous sci­entist has cre­ated the Shark­topus for mil­itary pur­poses.

The film stands out for its zany ideas that make it an iconic B‑movie. One of these ideas is, of course, the com­bin­a­tion of shark and squid into a single creature. The Shark­topus has the speed and agility of a shark as well as the ability to use its tentacles to catch its prey. This absurd creature is used as a bio­lo­gical weapon in the story, leading to some breath­taking yet silly scenes.

Another example of the film’s mad­ness are the action sequences in which the Shark­topus goes on the hunt. Although the effects are not neces­sarily up to scratch, the com­bin­a­tion of a huge, creepy mon­ster and the vic­tims’ inventive ways of dying provides some enter­tain­ment value. The Shark­topus becomes a real threat to the res­id­ents of the coastal town, and the sus­pense comes from the prot­ag­on­ists’ efforts to stop the mon­ster.

Fur­ther­more, the film also fea­tures some ste­reo­typ­ical char­ac­ters that add an extra dose of trash factor. There is the sleazy sci­entist who cre­ated the Shark­topus and now has to face off against his own creature. Then there are the tough heroes who fight the mon­ster with all sorts of impro­vised weapons. All these char­ac­ters are rather flat and serve mainly to advance the plot.

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