Horror

Only One Can Swim Away – Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus (2010)


For millennia, men of wisdom have posed the question – ‘who would win in a fight between a giant shark and a giant crocodile?’ Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus dares to answer that very question and when it is all said and done, it is with a mixed bag of emotions when it comes to the conclusion of that battle. Getting to that point was fairly exciting as seeing two extremely enormous animals duke it out always makes for a good time, but the ending left a little to be desired. When thinking back on it, the audience will realize that it could only have concluded as it did, but would still leave them to wonder just which of the two is the superior monster.

Produced by The Asylum – makers of Sharknado and other fine giant creature features, it was obviously made on the cheap as evidenced by the script and the special effects. Surprisingly it failed to hamper the enjoyment to be found within, but whenever bad dialogue is present, it makes the picture seem much longer than it actually is and creates anticipation in the audience, them begging for more shark on crocodile action. Thankfully, there is enough present to satiate those looking for some giant creature battles and while it might not be what one would see when watching Godzilla for instance, it is no less fun and no less entertaining. The graphics might look a little cheesy at times, but when taken as a whole with the rest of the picture, it is not all that awful and a person would be hard pressed to not have a good time when watching this film.

Additionally, each move in the series has to feature at least one actor hamming it up in the extreme and here it would be Robert Picardo’s turn. The man was obviously enjoying himself, but ended up being obnoxious and cringe-worthy whenever on-screen. His performance almost ends up taking the viewer out of it, the man overdoing it so much, but ultimately he is balanced out by the rest of the cast – mainly by Jaleel White, a somewhat sniveling scientist who finally gets a little backbone and Sarah Lieving as the good bad girl of it all. Again, the script is not as good as it could have been, but it is tolerable, especially as those scenes with human actors will build towards what everyone wants to see.

Overall, the second entry in the Mega Shark series was fairly decent and would lead to further sequels – each surpassing the former in both ridiculousness and awesomeness.

2.5 out of 5

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