Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shark Sandwich, But With Awesomeness

It's somewhat comforting to know that classic-scifi archivist and B-movie maven Fred Olen Ray - who was doing schlock-for-schlock's-sake when The Asylum and Syfy's guys were in diapers - is still doing his thing. io9 brings to my attention and yours his latest opus: "Super Shark;" the epic tale of a giant shark that can hop around on dry land when it needs to... and the four-legged walking tank dispatched to fight it.



Seriously now, how great is that mecha-tank thing? It literally looks like their storyboard session was watching a four year-old smash his Shark and Robot bath-toys together. Glorious.

15 comments:

Sara Pickell said...

I love how the tank is a modified Sherman tank... Nothing says prototype like a 70 year old chassis. =P

Popcorn Dave said...

Bwahahaahahahah! This looks epically horrible. Gotta love that B-movie logic:

"Alright, so we've got a giant killer shark, how are the good guys going to fight it?"

"A tank?"

"Don't be stupid, this shark can take out fighter jets and oil rigs, one tank would be useless."

"Oh yeah. Hmm. Tank with legs?"

"YES."

I dunno if a full 90 minutes of it would work though... o_O;

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

Yeeeeaaaaah, I don't know. I mean, sure it's B-movie classic, but The Spoony Experiment and Angry Video Game Nerd have better production values than that. I mean, there's so bad it's awesome and then there's this bad AND badly budgeted.

Arturo said...

Sharktopus, eat your heart out.
Walking tank wins!!

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

I won't ever be happy until A Raptor flying a jet takes on a T-Rex piloting a tank.

webfox100 said...

Okay, I want to see it.

untra said...

Is the post title a reference to Spinal Tap? (Shark Sandwich)

Jacob Beck said...

Holy Crap, it's Big Jaws.

Christopher said...

A tank with legs?

METAL GEAR!

Chris Wyatt said...

wow! this looks so awesome... in a very dumb b-movie way of course.

john said...

Oh. My. God. Yes.

Bradley said...

That was terrible and you should feel terrible.

But seriously, these B-movies aren't really my thing but I'm trying to wrap my head around the appeal. I can sort of see not enjoying the movie itself, but getting a kick out of the exasperated reactions of the people you watch it with. Is it something like that? Not making any judgements here, just curious!

kingofdoma said...

Two things:

1. I... I'm NOT the only one who feels like making a tank SLOWER by giving it legs is a poor idea, right? It's not just me?

2. The Asylum needs to do the film adaptation of Axe Cop. They're the only studio that can do it justice.

KevinCV said...

Offtopic, but if any of you have watched the classic series of "Doctor Who", you'll be saddened by this news. Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart died yesterday evening. I may not have seen many episodes with him in it, but I know what a vital character he was to the Who mythos. RIP Brig. :(

Sarge said...

Cheers, Brigs. we dedicate super Shark to you.