Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda Review
Synopsis:An American scientist up to no good by creating the half-pterodactyl, half-barracuda: Pteracuda. When the creature inevitably escapes, it's up to Sharktopus to stop him.
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014) is an American action adventure horror movie that had terrible CGI that is the sequel to SyFy original monster film Sharktopus (2010). Director Kevin O’Neill (Mulan (1998), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Blade (1998), Dracula (1992)) failed at executing this film, and I think he should have stuck to visual effects because he shines/excels in that department. This movie contains extreme violence, disgusting images, is darkly humorous, scientist, half shark half octopus, human versus monster, hybrid animal, monster versus monster, video footage, bloody water, and marine biologist. The movie also contains sea monsters, octopus, shark, vehicular accident, genetically modified organism, genetic engineering, blood splatter, giant monster, machine gun, predatorial horror, ripped in half, and head cut off/decapitations.
Marine biologist Lorena Christmas (Katie Savoy - Living with Models (2012), Holt & Randy: Foundations (2010), Palace of the Damned (2013), Firelight (2011)) started to raise the only egg sack that survived the dead original Sharktopus. Lorena is raising the egg/offspring in her uncle’s aquarium. Dr. Rico Symes (Robert Carradine - Django Unchained (2012), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Lizzie McGuire (2001), The Big Red One (1980)) is also seen working on his biological weapon. Rico harvested a pterodactyl’s DNA and mixed it with DNA from a barracuda to create a monster that can cause havoc on land, sea, and air. A rogue engineer kidnaps the creature during its test flight because he wants to sell the biological weapon to the highest bidder but accidentally spills coffee on his console which released the Pteracuda.
Conan O’Brien (Conan O’Brien - Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993), Saturday Night Live (1975), Now You See Me (2013), Carson on TCM (2013)) was enjoying his day on the sunny beach until the Sharktopus spiked his head and then bit it off. It was truly gross to see the volleyball players kicking his severed head around with blood squirting everywhere. Rico and his bodyguard Hamilton (Rib Hillis - General Hospital (1963), Port Charles (1997), Groom’s Cake (2012), Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)) gained the help of Lorena. We all know what happens next, and it is nothing extravagant.
I gave this movie a two because of the blood, a small amount of humor and because of the sceneries. Everything else about the film was a huge fail including the actors, sets, makeup, sets, special effects, editorial, and cinematography. SyFy fans should stay clear of this disaster and watch something that you have seen before and knows it will be a fantastic watch.
About Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
Runtime: 84 minutes
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 15
Writers: Matt Yamashita
Director: Kevin O'Neill