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Mega Shark in Malibu 2010

3.0 out of 5 stars (18) IMDb 3.3/10

When a tsunami floods Malibu, it brings with it a hunting pack of deep-water, prehistoric goblin sharks that go after the lifeguards in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

Starring:
Renee Bowen, Remi Broadway
Runtime:
1 hour, 26 minutes

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Genres Horror
Director David Lister
Starring Renee Bowen, Remi Broadway
Supporting actors Joel Amos Byrnes, Warren Christie, Nicholas G. Cooper, Jeff Gannon
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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By I. R. Kerr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Sept. 2010
Format: DVD
***** Contains spoilers - but then so does the DVD cover *****

Great cover showing a giant shark (so obviously not a goblin shark) attacking a bikini clad bather, nice tag-line "the legend returns" both of which seem to indicate that some gigantic creature is on the loose.
Originally known as Malibu Shark Attack, the truth is far more mundane.
Undersea earthquakes initially release a group of goblin sharks, a species which "were thought to be extinct, they're extremely rare" and later "haven't been seen on the earth for millions of years", not strictly true they still exist today although they are a deep sea species so not as common as other species of sharks. They do look great though like a cross between a rhino and a great white except when created using cheap repeated CGI scenes. Most seem to be about 10/12 feet long though so not exactly "mega" shark material.
Those quakes also unleash a devastating 100 foot high tsunami on California "larger than the Indonesia tsunami (2004)", a TV reporter keeps popping up to comment on the extent of the damage which is then illustrated by a few odd floating pieces of timber or a pink coat covered in seaweed. As devastating as that wave was a wooden lifeguard station on the beach survives intact, thankfully so as our cast (including Peta Wilson) are forced to ride the tsunami out inside the shack. The pretty, but annoying and always screaming, blonde in a bikini gets a life-threateningly small cut on her thigh and the blood attracts the sharks who then lay siege to the station, meanwhile one of Wilson's lovers is on route to rescue them.
When the action switches to a new building site the tension really ratchets up a gear as the sharks chase the survivors through flooded corridors (Cheap Blue Sea?
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I bought this in error- and boy, what a mistaka to maka. The Goblin sharks are risible. The cast are more wooden than the hut they shelter in and the script looks improvised.THIS IS NOT A FOLLOWUP TO MegaShark vs Giant Octopus.
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Ladies and gentlemen, we have with us one of the stars of this film. Please put your hands together for Goblin Shark No 4.
(Round of applause)
Mr Goblin, would you tell us something about your experiences whilst working on this film?
"Of course. During the early scenes in this film I was given the impression me and my brothers were going to be playing second fiddle to a load of the usual muscle-bound men and bikini babes who seem to be taking up most of the screen time. But once the movie starts getting into action we were out there doing the "Jaws" business. It's true the science in the movie would hack scientists right off. Real goblin sharks are not extinct and we, as CGI Great Whites with different heads, only bear a passing resemblance to them. But come on. These films aren't made for professors, and the later scenes after the tidal wave are a genuinely tense and exciting example of the 'stranded people in danger' theme".
It's certainly nice to see someone make the effort with a kind of shark other than the usual Great White. Have you any future film ambitions?
"Actually I'd like to go into banking, but I think they already have enough sharks".
Mr Goblin, thank you.
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Mega shark in malibu came when the order said it would. Film was enjoyable but the plot was not that great i thought there would be shark attacks not sharks banging on the floor to get through. Film was still ok it's another shark film to watch.
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By A. W. Wilson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 May 2011
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I hope I don't come over as a "know it all" cos I'm not, but all the critics (and by no means just for this film) who say what rubbish the CGI are, whilst they are correct, are they not perhaps missing the point? Who remembers Roger Corman and "Teenage Caveman" and "Attack of the Crab Monsters" etc., and how we all mocked the men in monster suits and ridiculous "monsters". He was constrained by Budget (lack of), and so must the presnt day film makers suffer the same fate. Therefore the CGI effects are cheaper and the equivalent of Corman's monsters. There now...This film is of course pretty awful, but quite a lot of it is fun in a daft, sometimes unintentional way. It is repetive with it's sharks and illogical in it's plot, But I still kind of went along with it. I also wanted to see what Peta Wilson looked like now (yes Amazon, she is top billed), and, let's be polite, she has filled out a bit (so have I) and really doesn't look happy here at all, and I can't blame her. I've never heard of anyone else, and yes, there is an "annoying little blonde". There also many many shots of gorgeous skimpy bikini clad girls who have nothing to do with the plot such as it is (others have described it better than I can be bothered to). It' 86' long, with excellent print and sound, and price. We watched it with wine which probably helped. Some will love it, some will completely dismiss it as utter rubbish. You have to make your own mind up, but I favour viewing it! There I've said it!
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I am not sure why the title is different. When I first saw it, the film was called Malibu shark attack.

However, when watching a film like this I have a check list:

Implausible story: Check
Bad script: Check
Dubious acting: Check
Second rate CGI: Check

This is a cheesy film, but fun to watch (I especially thought it was amusing when the tsunami did not destroy the lifeguard hut when it hit it, along with the fact that Goblin sharks are not extinct)
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