Movies Your Servers Watch: Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus
There comes a time in every server’s life when it knows it must take a stand. This is one of those times, so I will just go out and say it: Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus is one of the most terrifying movies of all time! To think that such monstrosities sat beneath the icy surface of Alaska, waiting to continue their age-old battle and wreak destruction across land, sea, and air! One of the Call Center employees left the DVD in Console’s tray, so I decided to watch it. It was probably the single most horrifying experience I have ever had.
The shark and octopus that break free from their frozen prison are both large enough to take down battleships and other sea-going structures. At one point in the movie, a character notes with terror that the shark can swim as fast—if not faster—than a jet. Truly a vile creature worthy of being feared by all. During the first half of the movie, Console told me to calm down, but the thought of these creatures existing had me shivering in my rack. For goodness’s sake, the octopus took out a Japanese oil rig in just a few minutes and the shark jumped 30,000 feet into the air to take a bite out of a plane! How did it even see it through the water, anyway? Do they have psychic powers, too?
As the story progressed, the oceanographer who witnessed the beasts’ arrival, Emma, gets roped in to aid the military efforts to stop the monsters. Emma wants the creatures to be captured for study rather than killing them. I don’t understand why, though. Their carnage is plainly seen all around the Pacific Ocean with destroyed oil rigs, boats, and half-eaten whales with huge teeth lodged in their flesh! Who would want to study that?
Things get worse when a joint effort with the Japanese military to separately kill the creatures (by individually luring the things to large bays with various chemicals) goes horribly awry. Neither of the monsters are killed, and everything goes back to square one. In fact, the shark utterly destroys the Golden Gate Bridge, killing thousands of innocent people and cars!
Thankfully, the Japanese scientist Seiji thinks of a way to kill the creatures by luring them together to let them finish their age-old monster battle. If artillery fire and torpedo strikes didn’t work, then one monster should be able to kill another monster! The main characters managed to use several submarines to lure the monsters to an Alaskan ice trench. Several subs were destroyed, but the shark and octopus began fighting each other on-sight and had a destructive battle that rocked the walls of the trench! The movie ends in their deaths. To think that there could be things in the world that could have such a battle—one that the human race could never hope to interrupt or take part. The very idea gives me the creeps and makes the movie all the more effective as a work of fiction.
I’m serious, go watch this movie. It will change your life, I swear!
(Disclaimer: Milestone Technologies, Inc. and its employees do not share the opinions expressed by the server in this movie review.)