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Cinema Connoisseur: Shark and octopus film makes big waves
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Published: Monday, April 12th, 2010
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
Under the sea, under the sea, darling it’s not always better, down where it’s wetter, take it from Debbie...Debbie Gibson that is.
Now you might quite rightfully be asking yourself, “What the hell is this guy talking about?” Well, the hell that I am talking about is not hellish at all – in fact it is quite a heavenly delight. This week I’ll be taking a look at the landmark 2009 film Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.
In Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, 1980s teen icon Debbie Gibson portrays Emma McNeil, an oceanographer and lover of all things sea related. However, Emma finds herself in the unenviable position of having to destroy two prehistoric sea creatures. In the biggest disaster since the Titanic (or at least since Jay Leno’s move to primetime), a gigantic octopus and a Megalodon (a species of shark that went extinct some 1.5 million years ago) are freed when a helicopter crashes into a glacier.
The military recruits Emma,
her college professor Lamar
Sandors and Japanese scientist
Dr. Seiji Shimada to help out with
this catastrophic situation. Emma
not only likes the sea, she also has
a taste for sea men, which she
shows by falling for Shimada. The attraction between the two of
them allows Emma to come up
with idea of attracting the two
animals to each other using
pheromones. Their efforts up to
that point have not met with much
success, so she figures they
should just let the two creatures
destroy one another in the ultimate
rumble in the North Pacific
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