A massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With time running out, rescue diver Jonas Taylor must save the crew and the ocean itself from an unimaginable threat — a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon. – Warner Brothers Pictures
If I had fans, I’d apologize right now for not delivering much content lately, but nobody reads this. Anyways here’s my review of the Meg, something I’ve been looking forward to for the past ten years or so. It’s about time it made it out of development.
The Meg is loosely based on a novel by Steve Alten, called Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. A review blurb found on the novel is “Two Words: Jurassic Shark.” That quote alone has me sold. The film was directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber.
I went into this movie expecting a competently directed and fun B-grade movie starring Jason Statham. And that is exactly what I got, as a bonus Statham rocks the shit out of a turtleneck plus the acting is solid and so are the special effects.
This isn’t a plot heavy film nor is it all that believable but that’s not the point. I went to see this movie to see Statham fight a giant shark, a megalodon which looks damn good.
The Meg takes me back to the days of SyFy channel movies being good. Maybe that’s just nostalgia but classics like these come to mind Shark Attack, Shark Attack 2 and let’s not forget Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. Imagine a movie like one of those with decent acting, a decent script and big enough budget to make the special effects look like they weren’t made in Windows Movie Maker.
I don’t really want to go in to the acting in depth, but I just want to give an acknowledgement to Rainn Wilson. As a fan of the Office, I love the dude and it’s great to see him on the big screen. He played a character I really wouldn’t expect him to play which was great. All and all to stoke the fire that is this outrageous big budget B-movie it’s funny and Dwight Schrute himself is to thank for that. Page Kennedy adds to the humor. And I like Ruby Rose. I’m done know.
The Meg is the perfect summer popcorn movie. Turn your brain off for two hours, shove your mouth full of popcorn and candy and watch a man fight a shark with his bare hands.
I give the Meg a 6 out of 10, would watch again.