The Meg (2018) Review

The Meg is a 2018 film that stars Jason Statham and the Chinese actress Li Bingbing. It was directed by Jon Turteltaub. The Meg is one of those movies where you just need to turn your brain off and watch it. It is a surface level summer blockbuster and nothing more, fun to watch but has no actual depth. One thing I can praise is that it has very good special effects.

The plot of the movie revolves around an oceanic research team that explores the Mariana trench. Upon reaching the bottom they find a layer of hydrogen sulfide, beneath that they discover an environment flourishing within, as well as a living Megalodon. The crew that travels down is accidently releases the Megalodon into the oceans, which begins to wreak havoc. Jason Statham and the other main characters are then forced to track it down and kill it.

The Meg is, as I said, fun to watch and features very good special effects. I personally saw it in 3D with a few friends. Although I normally dislike 3D, it did lead to some memorable moments. During one scene, the Meg eats a man who was in an inflatable ball, causing part of it to fly at the screen, which scared my friend. The acting is fine, it’s not terrible and nothing special, just good. Although normally I would despise a movie more for being mediocre than straight up horrendous. In the case of movies like this, “creature features”, I don’t expect anything great and enjoy them because of it.

Overall, the movie is decent but very enjoyable. I would give it a 7/10.

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