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Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark! – Monster vs. Machine! (lots of !!’s in this!)

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Monster vs. Machine
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark

by: H. Blain

Holy Shatner! 

This is just too good to pass up. Listen, I know it’s just a press release, but I don’t know how to top this;  except to say, “I’m sorry, everyone.”

I must admit that I haven’t watched any of this franchise and I have been actively annoyed since Sci-Fi went to the Siffy™ channel– so watch at your own risk. Maybe if you have a drinking game anytime someone says MEGA SHARK or “I can’t believe I took the paycheck to make this movie!” — ?

Ed note: — I made some Ed notes and some humorous links in this… enjoy or click as needed.

Legendary Mockbuster studio The Asylum greenlights third installment in the Mega Shark franchise

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 23, 2012) – After fan-favorite Mega Shark battled a giant octopus and a ferocious “Crocosaurus”, (Ed. note: this is a made up word)  fans of the franchise have demanded more action from the enormous Mega Shark who can leap thousands of feet in the air and destroy half the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Asylum, the motion picture production and distribution company behind films such as Syfy’s “Zombie Apocalypse” and “Battle of Los Angeles,” has met those demands by giving Mega Shark her most dangerous enemy yet, her mechanical doppelgänger – Mecha Shark!

The Asylum has officially greenlit production on MEGA SHARK VS. MECHA SHARK, a much anticipated third installment in the “Mega Shark” franchise, following Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus in 2009 and Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus in 2010.

When Mega Shark returns in this all-new feature film, the government releases the top-secret Mecha Shark to defeat the franchise’s popular monster in a fierce battle that threatens the planet.
“The fan response to the Mega Shark franchise has been rabid,” (Ed note: please read this with a huge pile of salt) said The Asylum partner Paul Bales. “In addition to a very persuasive online petition, we found that Mega Shark has taken on a life of her own. We’ve received photos of Mega Shark cakes, toys and games on a near-daily basis, and we thought it was high time she did battle with an iconic Mecha monster.”
Mega Shark’s success was evidenced early on when the studio released the “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus” trailer,  garnering 2.5 million online views within the first week. “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus” and “Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus” both have had successful runs on the Syfy Network in the U.S. and have seen great success in the international market.
But one question remains – who will be Mega Shark’s next victim? (Ed note: You mean aside from anyone who watches these sober?)

All silliness aside — these are excactly like the B-movies from the 1950’s — just with way better (kind of) effects, plot and acting. And look at how many of those are revered now.Who knows where the future of the MEGA SHARK franchise will take us?

I don’t know…but I bet it will be a silly ride full of some unbelievable hooey and actors you wish had better agents.

Thanks to: Rene Ridinger  &  Lauren Robinson from  MPRM Communications, who sent me the original press release.  Please don’t be mad!

~H. Blain is a freelance writer living in Atlanta who likes reading far too late in the night, most types of comic books, all things cinema (including being excited by certain names in the credits that you usually ignore) and saw The Empire Strikes Back three times opening day  when she was ten years old. You can find her on the tweety @MediaTsarina ~

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