Masters of Terror 2017: George A. Romero's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in George A. Romero’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings:

STARS, GIMMICK, REWATCHABILITY, STORY, CREATIVITY, ACTING, QUALITY and CREEPINESS. 

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark

An exact robotic copy of a prehistoric shark is created by the government to neutralize the deadly creature.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature

 

United States
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Shark Week
Character Focus: 
Robot Film
Giant Film
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Shark
Octopus
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Flood
Giant: 
Behemoth
Mecha
Robot: 
Android
Artificial Intelligence
2
It's in the can!
6
3.04
5.04
5.04
1
4
1
Photography
Effects
Plot
You could say Mecha Shark pays homage to Mechas, the metal beasts we see in Kaiju films. Some would say it is nothing more than a glorified submarine. There is a new megalodon in the neighborhood and the army thought they’d use stainless steel to fight it this time around. The creators are still playing the whole thing straight, refusing to embrace comedy no matter how ridiculous things get.
We’re served a romantic story we never buy; perhaps because everything, here, is so superfluous. Dialogue ranges from sleep-inducing to downright atrocious; something this franchise has been known for since the first film. Honestly, the only interesting thing, in this movie, is Mecha Shark’s design. It is cool as hell and gets cooler when it morphs. It’ll get your inner child excited!
Transitions between different shooting locations are abrupt, and, as a result, we sometimes forget where the characters are located. People sometimes move from one site to another too quickly, too easily, and it gets disorienting. The last act contains a couple of surprises. Some hit, some miss, but the conclusion is a memorable mixture of creative twists.
Alternate Titles: 
Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark
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