Written by Scotty
Once in a lifetime an opportunity comes along that cannot be passed on. For everyone this opportunity is different, but once it comes your way, you need to make sure that you can do everything in your power to take advantage of it. Make sure to keep your eyes open and watch for it, because if it passes you by, you may never find it again.
Nathan Sands and daughter Nicole are at the top of their game and have created the fiercest killing creature that the navy has ever seen. A half shark, half octopus creation that can be controlled by remote and told to kill anyone at any time. Smelling success is at hand, the Commander wants a real life test and S-11 is hit by a speed boat, dislodging its control unit.
With a half shark, half octopus now free to hunt at its own will, the southern coast is in for an eye opening experience. As S-11 lays waste to the coast line, Nathan Sands is forced to call in help from a former employee that will do anything for money. Andy Flynn is the only man that can stop the killing machine and once he finds out the reason why the experiment is killing everything in its path, he has to become a hero once again.
Sharktopus is the story of Andy Flynn as he is called back into service to protect the population of Mexico from an unstoppable killer. With S-11 on the loose, and its creators unable to control it, it is up to Flynn to stop it with everything at his disposal. With Nicole Sands along his side, Flynn has to make sure to follow the rules that have been laid out in front of him, but knowing the destructive force that the marine hybrid packs, it will not be an easy task.
This is by far my second favorite shark movie that the SyFy network has brought out. One of the things that I love about this film is the character development that takes place and that is something that is missing in several of these movies. Once again, I am so happy to see so many people getting eaten by the sea beast and although they allow it to walk on land for a short amount of time, it is still a movie after my own heart.
With a great performance from Eric Roberts, I was sold from the first moment I saw a preview for it. Knowing that this was going to be something special and seeing a bungee jumper getting chomped in while having the time of her life, how could it go wrong. With enough levity and having Sharktopus’ first kill coming on a working man that yells, ‘Not Like This’, you know what you are signing up to watch. I really love this movie, even though it is hokey and has plenty of foreshadowing so you know what will happen next, it should go down as one of best science fiction shark movies of all time. Stay Scared!