SyFy Original : Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011)

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What do you get when you take 2 1980’s pop artists and give them a movie to make? You get the ever chunky and screwed up film called Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. Why in the world would you have a red carpet event for this film. There are worse films out there that would deserve the honor more then this one. The film started like a normal film and then steadily when down hill for there. You have a crazy environmentalist Nikki played by Deborah Gibson and a park ranger played by Tiffany, that is rather unbalanced with a gun. The dumb blond, I hate to say it that way, of an environmentalist steals snakes and dumps them in the everglades thing that they will be better off there. I don’t think these were your normal snakes as they are able to take down full sized gators, and that is before the crazy redhead gives the whole ecosystem a shot of adrenalin.

This film had so many hole in it even for a science fiction film. The freakin snake ate a train. It laid down on the track and just let it slide down its throat. Gives a whole no meaning to commuting to be sure. And the gators, whats up with them, they look like they are the result of a nuclear explosion instead of a growth hormone the the ranger feed to them. Some of the film didn’t even look like it was filmed in Florida, the egg cave at the quarry looked like the exact same one at the exact same angle as the one that was used in Dragon Wars. Tiffany and Deborah GibsonThe film couldn’t even pay to have the main characters have last names. I think that Micky Dolenz must have felt sorry for the girls to have made this one. He didn’t even get to sing, he is just eaten. Just about everyone dies in this film.

Now, the special effects, I know they were on a budget but get real, the cut ins for the gators and snakes in the water looked like someone just learning how to used PhotoShop did it. The horror and sci-fi films of the past were not even cut in that bad and what is with the plastic looking snakes with glass eyes? Have they even seen a snake before because the snakes they made were not even on par with Syfy’s other bad snake films. Heck the snake from Conan the Barbarian looked better and it was made of rubber and papier mache. As to how the dead snake bits in the water were, they were so unrealistic that it isn’t even funny. I have seen dead meat in water and it doesn’t just float on the top, it sinks to where just the top of the meat is showing. No one did any homework on this film at all.

Scene from the SyFy Original : Mega Python vs. Gatoroid


Now there is one scene where the save the day herpetologist Diego played by A Martinez set charges to blow up some gator eggs. No problem with what he was doing it was the after effect that is so so wrong, the charges are set under a bridge and he uses a bundle of about 8 sticks of dynamite. From experience I can tell you that in a semi enclosed area like that it is going to do damage to the bottom of the bride and would cause damage to the top as well. The bridge was totally unscathed. It took absolutely no damage at all but it made a nice pretty CGI flash.

This has got to be one of the worst SyFy Original films I have seen in a very long time. It just might be the worst SyFy Original film I have ever seen, worse even then Nightfliers.

I give this film a Musing review of ★☆☆☆☆☆ 

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