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Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (Blu-ray Review)

18 Jun, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Street 6/21/11
$27.97 DVD, $29.97 Blu-ray
Not rated.
Stars Debbie Gibson, Tiffany.

A quick glance at the title of Syfy’s original movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid could mistake the inattentive viewer that Monty Python had come back to fight … Gatorade?

Thankfully, instead of resurrecting that unintelligible ’70s British comedy troupe, director Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary) opted for ’80s pop sirens and erstwhile rivals Debbie Gibson and Tiffany — each veterans of respective low-budget CGI farces Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and Mega Piranha.

For a campy film to work the actors have to approach their roles for more than the SAG benefits. And to their credit, lithesome Gibson and Tiffany do so in spades.

Gibson plays an animal activist who loves snakes so much she and a couple cohorts raid a lab and deposit the pythons into a neighboring park wetlands located somewhere in Florida. Unfortunately, these pythons grow in size (very quickly) and begin attacking local gators and people — including Tiffany’s fiancé.

Busty Tiffany plays a park ranger who decides to get even by feeding the gators (but strangely, not people) chicken carcasses injected with steroids.

Yeah, that’ll show them.

Soon the gators and pythons are as big as buildings, attacking each other and common sense — to wit, a python swallows whole a commuter train. Tiffany then decides to call in the artillery: Dr. Diego Ortiz (soap opera veteran A. Martinez), a swamp aficionado/rustler who recognizes the danger and plots a remedy.

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid works best when Gibson and Tiffany are on screen, and even better when both engage in a chick fight, food fight and end up soaking wet wrestling in a swamp.

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