Thursday, August 14, 2014

Movie Review: Mega Python vs. Gatoroid

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
Starring: Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, A Martinez, Kathryn Joosten, Micky Dolenz
Director: Mary Lambert
The Asylum, Syfy, USA, 2011.

Dr. Nikki Riley (Debbie Gibson) and her animal rights activists steal pythons and release them into Florida swamps at Everglades. Ranger Terry O'Hara (Tiffany) is not granting alligator hunting permits this year because the number of gators is declining. One python is killed while eating a dog. Then the pythons start to kill alligators. Terry wants the hunters to kill the snakes. Dr. Riley and the environmentalists protest.
Angie and Terry
That's a big snake
DIego sees giant reptiles
Terry's fiancé Justin (Carey Van Dyke) goes with the hunters and snakes kill Justin. To get revenge Terry and her ranger friend Angie (Kathryn Joosten) give experimental anabolic steroids to alligators. What could go wrong? Well, What couldn't?
Gatoroid going for a snack
The snakes keep on getting bigger
Nikki has some evidence of doping giant alligators
Months later things have calmed down and Dr Diego Ortez (A Martinez) is studying the reptiles. He sees gigantic python killing a huge alligator. He suggest that Terry should cancel a fund raising event. Nikki's team is attacked by giant alligators and snakes eat some hunters. At the fund raising event Micky Dolenz (of 60s band Monkees) makes cameo appearance. Then the movie becomes a cat fight of Nikki vs Terry. 
Micky Dolenz at background
Epic cat fight
Gators and snakes have made truce
The gators and pythons crash the party. They have apparently made a truce and decided that it is easier to eat humans. Luckily it is USA so everyone has guns ready. Well, that doesn't work well so Nikki and Terry must co-operate to get rid of the monsters before they destroy the city. Then the movie gets epic! Python even eats a train!
Train in a a snake
Uneasy alliance
Asylum blimp!
The beasts are made using some horrible CGI. Some deaths are moderately gory but special effects are cheap and clumsy. The acting isn't quite as bad as usually in Asylum movies, especially the leading ladies do fine. The movie is entertaining with fun moments.

Debbie Gibson made also a catchy song "Snake Charmer" for the movie.

Also Tiffany made a southern rock style song "Serpentine"

Rating: Good (On the scale of bad monster movies)

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