‘Nature’s deadliest creature against man’s deadliest weapon’
Mega Shark vs Kolossus is a 2015 science-fiction action horror film directed by Christopher Ray (Reptisaurus; Megaconda; Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus; Shark Week) from a screenplay written by Micho Rutare.
The Asylum movie stars Ileana Douglas, Brody Hutzler, Clare Grant, Alison Haislip, Amy Rider, Milynn Sarley, Ernest Thomas and Rileah Vanderbilt.
In search of a new energy source, Russia accidentally reawakens the Kolossus – a giant robot doomsday device from the Cold War. At the same time, a new Mega Shark appears, threatening global security…
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus is not only a good SyFy film and a worthy entry in the Mega Shark franchise but it’s also a lot of fun. If I could only pick a handful of movies to justify my love of SyFy and Asylum films, Mega Shark vs. Kolossus would definitely be right there with End of the World and Jersey Shore Shark Attack. Mega Shark vs. Kolossus has everything — from the knowing humour to the over-the-top action to the flamboyant monsters — that you could possibly want from a SyFy film.
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus is delirious fun, a surprisingly well-acted and entertaining homage to the great monster movies of the past. Obviously, Mega Shark is the top-billed star here but, for me, the film is really stolen by Kolossus. This behemoth of robotic mayhem dominates almost every scene in which he appears and hopefully, he’ll return for a future movie.
At heart, Mega Shark vs. Kolossus is a delirious homage to the old school Godzilla films where Godzilla would have to reluctantly save humanity from yet another giant monster. (Kolossus is even reminiscent of the robotic Godzilla from Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla.)
As the film starts, the world has been thrown into chaos as the result of all of the previous Mega Shark attacks. Admiral Jackson (Ernest Thomas) is determined to track down and destroy Mega Shark but Doctor Alison Gray (Illeana Douglas) argues that if we would just leave Mega Shark alone then Mega Shark would leave us alone. Billionaire Joshua Dane (Brody Hutzler) claims to agree with her but is it possible that he has ulterior motives of his own? Well, consider this: has there ever been a truly benevolent billionaire in an Asylum film?
Meanwhile, in Ukraine, Kolossus — a giant robot that was created during the Cold War — has accidentally be activated. Can secret agent Moria King (Amy Rider, who totally kicked ass and who deserves to appear in every subsequent Mega Shark film) and CIA analyst Spencer (Edward DeRuiter, who also wrote the film’s script) figure out how to control Kolossus?
And, finally, will Kolossus and Mega Shark meet and fight? Well, the answer to that one is right in the title of the film.
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus is delirious fun, a surprisingly well-acted and entertaining homage to the great monster movies of the past. Obviously, Mega Shark is the top-billed star here but, for me, the film is really stolen by Kolossus. This behemoth of robotic mayhem dominates almost every scene in which he appears and hopefully, he’ll return for a future movie. Could Sharktopus vs. Kolossus or Roboshark Meets Kolossus be in the future? I certainly hope so!
Mega Shark vs Kolossus is terrific and entertaining. You will not be disappointed!
Lisa Marie Bowman, guest reviewer via Through the Shattered Lens
“Like many a classic kaiju movie, the human drama side of things consists of an inordinate amount of scientific gobbledygook and military mumbo jumbo as to the nature of both titular terrors and how to contend with them. But that’s not why we watch such movies. We watch to see a humpback whale loaded with C4 used to bait a monster shark.” Dread Central
” …Mega Shark vs. Kolossus is just some more late-night TV nonsense from The Asylum which sadly is not as entertainingly bad as it could have been. So in the end rather than being entertainingly ridiculous this just ends up a painful slog through a ridiculous idea.” The Movie Scene
“Even for this subgenre, Kolossus is badly padded with lots of scenes of Navy ships doing uninteresting things. Worse, when the film finally gets around to a match between the two colossi, it’s less like “When Titans Clash” and more like “When Titans Splash.” It’s also possibly the least bloody of all giant shark films…” Naturalistic! Uncanny! Marvelous!
“The story is slightly denser than what we’re used to, but we still get interminable dialogue between people sitting at desks with headsets on, delivering cold militaristic gibberish. The editing is still pretty bad and still ruins the tempo. The set design and photography are impressive and elaborate but are ruined by botched 3-D and compositing effects.” Tales of Terror
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