Jun 26, 2020
The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here!
This time, for our monthly B-movie bonus episode, Skipper Steve and First Mate Sean are subjecting themselves to the clearly very accurate documentation of the hunt for mankind’s greatest aquatic murder machine. That’s right, we’re talking about the Declan O’Brien masterwork, Sharktopus!
If Skipper Steve’s dog is any indication, it’s immediately clear to all living beings that this movie probably shouldn’t have been made and definitely shouldn’t have been watched. If only we had listened to that cute fuzzball…
But we didn’t and now we’re defeated husks that used to resemble human beings.
Let’s try to talk about this thing. Okay, an entrepreneurial tough guy helps unleash a scientific marvel known as Sharktopus (half shark-half octopus) because he’s got the military breathing down his neck. Surprise surprise, Sharktopus starts killing people after the device controlling it is destroyed. Who could have seen that coming?! The tough guy’s daughter and a cocky pretty boy who used to work for the tough guy are tasked with hunting down Sharktopus and stopping it. Along the way, the media gets involved, people die, there’s loads of brooding, more people die, and then even more people die! But then it’s exploded because it can’t be stopped any other way, but is that really the end?
Take that Citizen Kane, you piece of crap!
Skipper Steven and First Mate Sean give this film more consideration and thought than most people involved in the production probably did. Except when it came to the inventive deaths that take place. Those were intense. The real mystery here is what did they think of this film by the end of it? Was Sharktopus B-movie brilliance or was it an utter B-movie blunder? The only way to find out is to listen to this episode!
(Recorded on June 4, 2020)
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