Mega Shark vs. Kolossus full movie review - Among the best in the franchise
Following the appearance of another Mega Shark, a CIA Agent and a technology mogul team up to take it down only for the sudden reawakening of a Cold-War era robot to throw a further complication into the battle to stop the deadly creature.
While this one doesn't quite manage to make it to the top of the franchise this is still a wholly worthwhile entry. As was the case with the previous efforts, a lot of this one is due to the massive cheese here which is based on the efforts of the shark here getting the most amount of screen-time possible here. The majority of this one is spent with the military's attacks trying to cut it down, from the opening battle in the mini-subs to the full-scale assault on the open seas and finally the creature attacking the fleet with it's trademark high- altitude jumps of it leaping out of the water and taking out the destroyers in marvelous action scenes that keep up the spectacle and excitement from the rest of the series. As well, the addition of the giant robot here manages a great deal of fun by also managing to incorporate more land-scenes here with the race to understand it's motives as it rampages through the countryside leaving a great sense of destruction behind it, and also giving this one some spectacular early fights between the two in all sorts of cheesy spectacle. There's a lot of great fun to be had in the final half as well with the naval battle taking place in the inlet that distracts the shark enough to wrestle control of the robot during the encounter, the big battle with the Air Force in a fine aerial battle that comes off really nicely and the big battle at the end that manages to leave both creatures with plenty of high-spots since they put together a nicely detailed battle that's far more engaging than expected. These here are enough to hold this off from the few small flaws here, with the biggest one again coming from the rather weak CGI found throughout this one keeping it from really being taken seriously despite the spectacle of the story here. The robot's initial reactivation scene, the big battle with the destroyers at sea and the final battle are all way too obvious about their qualities despite the fact that there's a rather exciting series of action scenes overplaying during that time, and the fact that there's other times throughout this that aren't as obvious about the nature of the effects really causes those to stand out considerably. As well, the film also suffers with the needless subplot about the deranged scientist secretly working to gain control over the robot that comes out of nowhere, is accomplished with ten minutes to go in the film and really feels like an after-thought to get the film up to a respectable running time rather than doing anything of any coherent value and logic really makes it odd and really distracting. Otherwise, this one had a lot more going for it to make it enjoyable enough.
Rated Unrated/R: Language and Violence.