Synopsis: A great white bites a UFO aircraft in the Pacific and turns into a robo/shark hybrid. – IMDB
Release Date: 2015-7-18 | MPAA Rating: Unrated | Coolthulhus Earned: 5
Once in a great while a movie comes along that is so ridiculously bad that its AWESOME. Roboshark is one of those movies. So, spoiler alert, because there is NO way I can rave about this movie without at least partially spoiling. (But its so horribly good that the spoiling doesn’t ruin anything, I believe.) Sharknado has NOTHING on Roboshark.
Roboshark is kind of epic. It’s one of those where the directors had to have realized the potential for pure corn, and, bless their little hearts, ran with it with all their might. When the plot basically consists of a monster shark versus the US government, there’s endless opportunities for bad lines, over-the-top-acting, and special effects that will just make you groan and settle into your B-Movie happy place.
In just the first minute or so of the movie: A Great White shark eats piece of UFO that fell into the ocean. Instantly it transforms into Roboshark, and runs into a submarine’s ass. The shark then gets mad, figures it been attacked, and chews through the submarine with its sawblade metal teeth.
If that’s not enough to hook you, you just don’t appreciate awesome movies and need to walk away now.
Because this the type of movie that you don’t, uh, watch for the plot… here are some of the best lines.
“Seattle. Starbucks, Space Needle, hipsters, Microsoft, Nirvana. We’ll make our stand in Seattle.”
“Its a robot shark.””They’re calling it….roboshark.”
“Roboshark phone home.”
“Roboshark is following me.” “Then run, Melody, run!” “No, not following me. Following me on TWITTER!”
“Roboshark will be a sitting duck. Shark. Whatever.”
“Damn social media. Can’t run a proper war anymore.”
Overall, Roboshark was a delight to watch and to interact with, because, yes, folks, Roboshark will follow you on Twitter. I highly recommend adding it to your movie collection if you’re the type that has developed an appreciation for horribly awesome movies.