Excerpt: You know, back in the radioactive creature phase of the ’50s, the movies were charming. Sure, they were of monumental ineptitude, but they were innocent, and in some cases, the low budget schlockers did attempt to mimic the major studio releases like Them , a giant ant classic that seriously needs a Blu-ray release. Now, that’s all changed. SyFy has single handedly destroyed whatever legitimate sensibility the creature feature had going for it.
Conclusion: Sharktopus is a campy, cheesy creature-feature that doesn’t spare on the blood. The carnage is done in a fun way, if you catch my drift and not done solely to gross you out as some other blood-bath movies can be. This movie left me wanting to see more of this killing machine. I can only hope to one day see a Prequel about the Origin of Sharktopus, where we learn more about the creature and the scientists who created him.
Conclusion: Sharktopus really isn't anything new in terms of story, but it is a bit better off that the usual SyFy Channel flub thanks to superior execution and a more pronounced understanding of what it is and where its place in the world of cinema lies. Roger Corman brings a little bit of both name recognition and clout to the film; he understands the genre maybe better than anyone alive, and his Sharktopus is a flat-out fun little film that's perfectly happy to thrive on cheese...
Conclusion: If you haven't been able to tell by now, the movie review for 'Sharktopus' featured above is a bit of a parody. I may not have named the creature involved, but damn did I want to. There's no point in being serious about a film that doesn't take itself seriously. Come on, it's a shark...topus, which sounds much cooler than octoshark. The high score for the movie is no joke, though. This is a great example of the shlock creature feature genre.