Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus

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Mega Shark films
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
The U.S. DVD cover for Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Directed by Christopher Ray
Producer(s) David Michael Latt, David Rimawi (executive)
Written by Naomi L. Selfman, Micho Rutare (story)
Music by Chris Ridenhour
Distributor The Asylum
Rating R
Running time 88 minutes
(1 hour, 28 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
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Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus is an American giant monster film produced by The Asylum, and the second entry in the studio's Mega Shark series. It was released on DVD in the United States on December 21, 2010.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Crocosaurus, an enormous crocodile-like monster, bursts out of a diamond mine in the Congo. Aboard the USS Gibson, Lieutenant Terry McCormick demonstrates to his girlfriend Corrine a frequency he devised to repel sharks, though it causes the shark he's testing it on to become more aggressive instead. Captain Smalls calls him to the bridge to identify an unusual heat signature nearby, but dismisses his conclusion that it's Mega Shark, who survived his battle with the Giant Octopus. Before he can drop his hydrosonic speakers into the water, Mega Shark leaps out of the water and tackles the Gibson, killing scores of sailors including Corrine. The ship's weapons are useless, and a pair of tail strikes soon sink it, leaving McCormick the only survivor.

Legatt, a representative from the mining company, recruits hunter and cryptozoologist Nigel Putnam to capture Crocosaurus. When they reach the cave, the monster ambushes and devours Legatt. She snaps up Nigel too, but he knocks her out by driving two tranquilizing poles into her mouth, then arranges for her and her eggs to be transported on his friend Jean's cargo ship. In Los Angeles, Special Agent Hutchinson of the NOAA recruits McCormick, who offers to modify his beacon to attract the Megalodon. The shark attacks the ship carrying Crocosaurus off the coast of Florida, with Jean cutting her loose. Hutchinson pressgangs Putnam into helping the Navy's monster hunt shortly after he washes ashore.

On the USS Lexington, Putnam identifies the giant eggs found on Eleuthera as belonging to Crocosaurus. McCormick, who regards the hunter as a con artist, is skeptical that a second monster exists. Admiral Calvin orders them both to investigate, along with Hutchinson. Using her heat-sensing binoculars, Putnam finds the eggs underwater, along the coastline. Their helicopter lifts off as Crocosaurus bursts from a hillside and Mega Shark approaches the island. Fighter jets rain down missiles, destroying some of the eggs. With both monsters unscathed, the National Guard mobilizes in Florida. A submarine launches a torpedo at Mega Shark, but he catches it in his mouth and leaps out of the water to discard it. Crocosaurus makes landfall in Miami. McCormick suggests stunning her by setting off an arc flash at the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station. Dazed, Crocosaurus returns to the sea.

Back aboard the Lexington, Putnam suggests dissecting the surviving eggs to learn Crocosaurus' weakness. Mega Shark destroys a submarine holding one of the eggs, then brings down the helicopters carrying two more. McCormick sees an opportunity: they can use the eggs to lure both monsters to a desired location. Putnam sees the Panama Canal as the ideal trap point, and divulges that some eggs may still be lying on the ocean floor where his ship sank. Another submarine retrieves them, and the trap is set. Both monsters close in on the canal, but Mega Shark clashes with the Navy first. Once both are inside the canal's first lock, fighter jets open fire. The monsters' battle spills out of the canal and into the ocean.

Compiling sightings of previous battles between Mega Shark and Crocosaurus, the Navy realizes that the crocodile has laid thousands of eggs, though the shark has already eaten most of them. One massive clutch of eggs begins to hatch, attacking the Santa Monica Pier. Mega Shark and Crocosaurus close in on another clutch in Hawaii. Mega Shark devours a pursuing nuclear submarine, creating an even greater threat, while Crocosaurus's babies attack Oahu. One knocks the helicopter carrying McCormick, Putnam, and Hutchinson, out of the sky. As Mega Shark and Crocosaurus clash again, McCormick uses his beacon to lure them, along with the babies, to an underwater volcano. Hutchinson retrieves the men via helicopter and McCormick sets off an explosion which causes the volcano to erupt and consume all the monsters.

In a post-credits scene, Putnam reunites with Jean and convinces him to help him hunt a giant lizard attacking Japan.

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Christopher Ray
  • Written by   Naomi L. Selfman, Micho Rutare (story)
  • Produced by   David Michael Latt
  • Executive Producer   David Rimawi
  • Music by   Chris Ridenhour
  • Cinematography by   Alexander Yellen
  • Edited by   Jose Montesinos
  • Production design   Aaron J. Martin
  • Assistant director   Jack Jenkins
  • Visual effects supervised by   Mark Kochinski

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Gary Stretch   as   Nigel Putnam
  • Jaleel White   as   Lieutenant Terry McCormick
  • Sarah Lieving   as   Special Agent Hutchinson
  • Robert Picardo   as   Admiral Calvin
  • Gerald Webb   as   Jean
  • Dylan Vox   as   CWO Butowski
  • Hannah Cowley   as   Legatt
  • Steve Mason   as   Investigator
  • Robert R. Shafer   as   Charlie Ross
  • Nicola Lambo   as   Corrine
  • Michael Gaglio   as   Captain Smalls
  • Sean Cory   as   Moise
  • Tarnue Massaquoi   as   Claude
  • Karl Sylvain   as   Badawai
  • Anica Barbossa   as   Bartender
  • Yoshie Morino   as   Newscaster
  • Gerald Bales   as   Marty
  • Peter Trenholm Smith   as   USS Carter sub commander
  • Rachel Riley, Colby Clayton Lemaster   as   USS Carter sub techs
  • Sheaun McKinney   as   USS Carter sonar tech
  • Kevin Yarbrough   as   USS Omaha officer
  • Louie Allen   as   USS Omaha sonar tech #1

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Jessica Irvine   as   USS Corman sonar tech #2
  • Kaiwi Lyman   as   USS Argonaut officer
  • Sky Adams, Brandon Slagle   as   Sonar techs
  • Mark Delisle   as   Communications officer
  • Erica Duke   as   Aircraft carrier tech
  • John A. Lorenz   as   Enrique
  • Jayson Matthews   as   Fighter pilot
  • Tiffany Cole   as   USS Invincible researcher
  • Darin Cooper   as   Commander Vail
  • Glenn Miller   as   Raul
  • Harmony Blossom   as   Blue bikini babe
  • Jackson Meehan, Cody Meehan   as   Kids on beach
  • Ashley Carr, Jose Montesinos   as   Nuclear techs
  • Eugene Mosley   as   Turkey post supervisor
  • Frank Rada   as   Commander
  • Sally Elphick   as   Officer Morgan
  • Gregory Paul Smith   as   Navy Cadet
  • L.P. Pinson, Tamara Akins, Jadarrel Belser, Jerryn C. Currie, Cameron Dean, Brian Finifter, Peter George, Sean W. Gillaspie, Maxx Gomez, Amara Grace, Michael Jay, Clifford Jones, Earl Jones, Timothy Ingles, David Kim, Willie R. Malloy, Donte McCoy, Michael McLaughlin, Rob Pallatina, Bria Roberts, Jessica Joan Salazer, Vanessa Louis, Jose Rosete, Benjamin Sedillo, Ibe Wilks, Richard Valdez, David Thomas, Peter Smith, Brandon Slagh   as   Background actors

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

The Asylum advertised the film at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival as Mega Shark Versus Giganotosaurus.

Marketing[edit | edit source]

The Asylum entered Doritos' Crash the Super Bowl ad contest in November 2010 with "Mega Shark vs. Giant Doritos."

Mega Shark vs. Giant Doritos

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus/Gallery.

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Death of the Titans (Russian)

Reception[edit | edit source]

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus has a 2.4/10 rating on IMDb, the lowest of the series. Rotten Tomatoes compiled three reviews of the film, all of them negative.

Video releases[edit | edit source]

The Asylum DVD (2010)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (5.1 and 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Special features: Blooper reel (6 minutes) and making-of featurette (5 minutes)

Free Dolphin Entertainment Blu-ray (2011)

  • Region: Unknown
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English, French (5.1)
  • Subtitles: French
  • Special features: Unknown

The Asylum Blu-ray (2013) [Deadly Sea Creatures 3-Pack]

  • Region: None
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (5.1)
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Special features: Unknown
  • Notes: Packaged with 2-Headed Shark Attack and 2010: Moby Dick. A 2013 reissue removed 2010: Moby Dick.

Sequels[edit | edit source]

Main articles: Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Mega Shark vs. Kolossus.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus trailer
Full movie
Mega Shark Versus Gigantosaurus poster at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival

Trivia[edit | edit source]


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