Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda

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Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
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TV poster
Written byMatt Yamashita
Directed byKevin O'Neill
Roger Corman (Conan O'Brien cameo only)
StarringRobert Carradine
Katie Savoy
Rib Hillis
Conan O'Brien
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)Roger Corman
Julie Corman
Editor(s)Vikram Kale
Release
Original networkSyfy
Original release
  • August 2, 2014 (2014-08-02)
Chronology
Preceded bySharktopus
Followed bySharktopus vs. Whalewolf

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda is the sequel to the 2010 SyFy original monster film Sharktopus and premiered on August 2, 2014. The film is produced by Roger Corman, who directed the Conan O'Brien cameo, and starring Robert Carradine, Katie Savoy, and Rib Hillis.[1][2] O'Brien makes his acting debut[2][3] in a scene described as "truly violent, patently disgusting and darkly humorous".[4] It is the second film in the Sharktopus franchise.

Plot[edit]

Sometime after the events of the first film, marine biologist Lorena Christmas (Katie Savoy) discovers an egg sac containing a baby Sharktopus in the ocean, left behind by the destruction of the original Sharktopus.

Sometime later, Dr. Rico Symes (Robert Carradine), CEO of Symodyne, the company that originally created Sharktopus releases a barracuda-pterodactyl hybrid creature known as Pteracuda above the desert, intended for military use, against the advice of head of security Hamilton (Rib Hillis). The Pteracuda, controlled with a computer chip in its brain, is secretly hacked by a scientists at Symodyne named Vladimir Futon to terrorize populated areas. The Pteracuda is directed towards the Symodyne lab, and kills a worker before Hamilton scares it off. Futon flees the scene and continues to control the Pteracuda from his car.

Hamilton and his team of military commandos engage in battle with the Pteracuda in a helicopter and Symes discovers that Pteracuda's computer chip has been hacked, reporting this information to Hamilton. The Pteracuda then causes the helicopter to crash in the ocean, killing everybody except Hamilton. Futon then loses the signal after crashing his car, leaving Pteracuda on his own command.

Meanwhile, Lorena is working at a water park/aquarium owned by her uncle, greedy business mogul Munoz and is currently training the now fully grown Sharktopus. After two customers threaten to give Munoz a one star review, he shows them the Sharktopus only for the couple to almost get killed by the creature. The Sharktopus makes news headlines as Symes realizes that the original Sharktopus had babies.

Symes and Hamilton force Munoz to give Sharktopus to them so they can use it to kill pteracuda much to Lorena's anger. Symes and Hamilton proceed to release Sharktopus into the ocean so it can fight Pteracuda. Sharktopus and Pteracuda kill a few people at diving at a shipwreck before they begin to fight.

Meanwhile, Munoz locks Lorena in a closet to keep her quiet. Although she manages to break out and calls her lifeguard boyfriend Rick Hoffman telling him to evacuate the beach. However, the Sharktopus, and Pteracuda arrive, and kill a few people, including Conan O'Brien.

In the meantime, Symes and Hamilton discover that Futon hacked into Pteracuda's system. At a nearby hotel, Futon regains control of Pteracuda. The Pteracuda crashes a plane and kills everybody on board, including the couple that Munoz showed the Sharktopus to earlier.

Having been paid a ton of money by Symes to keep quiet about Sharktopus, Munoz closes the park for good. The Sharktopus, and Pteracuda kill several more people at the beach before continuing their fight.

Symes and Hamilton kidnap a walking Lorena to force her to help them kill the creatures. Lorena realizes that she read one of Symes' papers back in college. Lorena then escapes Symes while he wasn't looking after seeing Rick pull in an injured woman on the beach. Pteracuda attacks more people on the beach, and Rick goes on a jetski to warn people. Symes catches up to Lorena where they witness Rick being killed by the Pteracuda. The two of them and Hamilton trace Sharktopus' location to a series of nearby canals that are near the aquarium.

Symes discovers that Futon is attempting to cause a meltdown at a nearby nuclear power plant using Pteracuda. He, Lorena, and Hamilton then attempt to drive to the hotel to stop Futon. At the aquarium, Sharktopus arrives and kills several people including Munoz. Lorena, Symes, and Hamilton arrive at the hotel and take Futon hostage. They find out he's working for a foreign terrorist group. It is revealed on a news report that only Symes is wanted by the government for questioning. Futon takes control of Symes' gun and leaves with his computer. Although he is shot by Hamilton in his escape and the group leaves him to be eaten by Pteracuda while Symes stops the Pteracuda's coded course to the power plant.

When the group attempts to drive away, they are attacked by Pteracuda. Symes forces Lorena and Hamilton out of the car with the computer, leaving them for dead. Lorena and Hamilton manage to evade Pteracuda, as it, and the Sharktopus begin to fight again. Hamilton then drives off in another car with the computer intending to kill the creatures himself and Lorena returns home.

The next day, Hamilton confronts Symes at a restaurant holding him at gunpoint and forcing him onto a rowboat with the computer. Symes is ripped in half by Sharktopus and Pteracuda while Hamilton returns to help Lorena.

Lorena realizes that the Pteracuda must eat constantly in order to survive and she and Hamilton create a plan to kill both creatures. Using a disco ball to lure in Pteracuda, Sharktopus also arrives subsequently and the two creatures begin to fight once more. Hamilton shoots the Pteracuda with a harpoon that breaches its computer chip causing it to overload and explode killing both creatures. As Lorena and Hamilton leave, the Sharktopus grabs onto their boat, and lunges at the camera as the film abruptly ends.

Cast[edit]

Sequel[edit]

The film was followed by a third film called Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf, which aired on July 19, 2015 on Syfy.

Home media[edit]

No US DVDs have been made, but there are some DVDs made in Regions 2, 3 and 4, which are available online.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IGN"
  2. ^ a b Day, Patrick Kevin (15 July 2014). "Conan O'Brien will make acting debut in Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Ramisetti, Kirthana (July 24, 2014). "Conan O'Brien gets head bitten off in 'Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda' cameo". Daily News. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Locker, Melissa (July 24, 2014). "Conan O'Brien's Cameo in Sharktopus Vs Pteracuda Is Spectacular". Time. Retrieved October 7, 2014.

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