“Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus” is a 2009 American and British monster disaster film released by the shelter. It was released in the United States on May 19, 2009 and in the United Kingdom on August 7, 2009. It was directed by Ace Hannah and star singer Deborah Gibson and actor Lorenzo Lamas. This movie is about the search for two prehistoric sea monsters that caused mayhem and carnage at sea. This is the first movie in the “Mega Shark” series.
Off the coast of Alaska, oceanographer Emma MacNeil is studying the migration patterns of whales on an experimental submarine she took without permission from her employer. At the same time, a military helicopter dropped an experimental sonar launcher into the water, causing a group of whales to lose control and start hitting a nearby glacier. In the chaos, the helicopter crashed into the glacier, and the combined damage caused the glacier to burst, melting two hibernating prehistoric creatures. MacNeil barely avoided destruction, because huge sharks and octopuses were released, which was unknown to her.
Some time later, a drilling rig along the coast of Japan was attacked by an octopus whose tentacles were large enough to cover the entire structure. After returning to Point Dume, California, MacNeil investigated the carcass of a tidal flat whale with many bleeding wounds. Her employer, Dick Richie, believed that they came from tanker propulsion, but MacNeil insisted that they appeared to be biological. Later, she extracted what appeared to be a shark tooth from one of the wounds. Elsewhere, huge sharks jumped tens of thousands of feet into the air from the ocean and attacked a commercial aircraft, forcing it to fall into the water.
The review committee called and fired MacNeil from the Institute of Oceanography to steal the submarine. She brought the shark teeth to her old professor, former U.S. Navy pilot Lamar Sanders, who believed that the shark belonged to Megalodon, a huge shark species believed to have been extinct 1.5 million years ago . Japanese scientist Dr. Seiji Shimada visited the duo and tried to determine what caused the attack on the drilling platform. The three of them reviewed videotapes recorded during the MacNeil submarine voyage and found images of Megalodon and giant octopus.
MacNeil reflected on the melting of polar ice caps caused by man-made global warming, and wondered whether these creatures are “self-blame” of humans. At the same time, the US “Navy Destroyer” engaged the megalodon but was destroyed because its guns failed to destroy the shark. McNeill, Sanders and Shimada were arrested by a team of soldiers and brought to the hands of government official Allan Baxter. He was a rude and racist man and needed their help to destroy these biological. The three agreed to provide help in exchange for the government’s attempts to capture these creatures instead of destroying them.
While working at the Naval Laboratory to develop a method of attracting organisms, McNeill and Shimada became attracted to each other and had sex in public toilets. The incident made them realize that they can use chemicals to attract organisms. MacNeil and Sanders agreed to set up shark traps in San Francisco Bay, and Shimada returned to Tokyo to attract octopuses. McNeill and Sanders hardly escaped the sharks after placing traps with micro-submarines. However, when the Shark destroyed another destroyer sent by Baxter, the plan failed.
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The shark then resurfaced and bite most of the Golden Gate Bridge, killing many civilians on the bridge. Later, Shimada contacted the Americans and said that the Japanese trap suffered the same disaster, but successfully angered the octopus. Despite being attacked by shells and missiles many times, the octopus escaped.
Baxter recommends the use of nuclear weapons against these creatures. McNeill, Sanders, and Shimada strongly oppose these creatures because they risk marine damage, coastal damage, and casualties. As an alternative, MacNeil suggested using the same pheromone trap to create “Thrilla in Manila” by attracting two creatures together. She believes that because these two creatures are frozen in an icy environment during the battle, they must be natural opponents. If attracted to each other, their aggressiveness towards each other will make them fight to the death. MacNeil, Sanders, and Baxter were assigned to a submarine to search for sharks and lure them to the North Pacific.
After a short search, the submarine took the sharks and octopuses into an ice trench off the coast of Alaska, where McNeill first encountered these creatures. Sanders himself finally piloted the submarine after the original pilot lost his nerves and pulled the gun at the captain before being chased. When these creatures met, the octopus wrapped itself around the shark and tried to suffocate it to death, but the shark bit its tentacles to escape and attack the submarine. MacNeil, Sanders, and Baxter drove a miniature submarine and separated, as if a shark bit a large submarine in half, killing the rest of the crew. The shark chased the shark, but when a Japanese submarine carrying Shimada fired a torpedo at the torpedo, the mini-submarine and its crew were saved.
The octopus caught the Japanese submarine and almost destroyed it, but the submarine was released after the octopus was attacked by sharks. The two creatures fought fiercely. In the end, the octopus strangled the shark to death after it disbanded some of its tentacles, causing it to bleed to death. The two sinking tanks are still locked in battle. After watching the duel between the two monsters, McNeill and others discovered that Shimada and his submarine had survived the octopus attack. At the end of the film is MacNeil. Sanders and Shimada decide to visit the North Sea after receiving infrared images of mysterious organic creatures there.
When the studio failed to secure enough funds for 3D movies, the work to convert the movies to 3D was cancelled. The main photography took 12 days in January 2009. Most of the film was shot at the AES Alamitos power station near Long Beach, California, and Laurel Canyon Stages in Arleta, California. Other locations include the Long Beach Pier and Rio Carrillo State Beach in Malibu, California.
Jack Perez (as Ace Hannah)
Jack Perez (screenplay) (as Ace Hannah)
Deborah Gibson as Emma MacNeil
Lorenzo Lamas as Allan Baxter
Vic Chao as Seiji Shimada
Mark Hengst as Dick Richie
Sean Lawlor as Lamar Sanders
Dean Kreyling as U.S. Sub Captain
Stephen Blackehart as U.S. Sub Sonar Chief
Larry Wang Parrish as Japanese Typhoon Captain
Douglas N. Hachiya as Japanese Sonar Tech
Jay Beyers as Pilot Officer
Stefanie Gernhauser as Sub Cmdr. Francoise Riley
Jonathan Nation as Vince
Russ Kingston as Admiral Scott
Cooper Harris as U.S. Destroyer Sonar Tech
Dustin Harnish as U.S. Sub Helmsman
Colin Broussard as Radioman
USA : 26 May 2009
UK : 7 August 2009
Japan : 11 November 2009
Greece : 15 December 2009 (DVD premiere)
France : 24 December 2009 (TV premiere)
Hungary : 12 May 2010 (TV premiere)
Germany : 4 June 2010
Belgium : 5 June 2010 (TV premiere)
Netherlands : 5 June 2010 (TV premiere)
Italy : 5 August 2010
Sweden : 8 December 2010
Finland : 6 July 2011
Netherlands : 7 September 2011 (TV premiere)
USA : 16 April 2015 (Cinedelphia Film Festival)
Also Known As (AKA)
(original title) : Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Canada (French title) : Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus
Finland : Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
France (TV title) : Méga Shark vs. Octopus
Greece (poster title) : Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Greece : Μέγα-Καρχαρίας Εναντίον Γιγάντιου Χταποδιού
Hungary : Gyilkos cápa vs. óriáspolip
Italy (TV title) : Mega shark
Japan (Japanese title) : メガ・シャークVSジャイアント・オクトパス
Japan (English title) (transliterated title) : Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Mexico : Tiburón vs. octopus
Poland : Megaszczęki kontra megamacki
Romania : Teroarea din adâncuri
Russia : Два миллиона лет спустя
Serbia : Smrtonosne čeljusti protiv ogromnih pipaka
Spain : Megatiburón contra pulpo gigante
USA (closing credits title) : Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus
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