If you have enjoyed movies like Anaconda or any other action-packed movie with really large creatures in it, then THE MEG would interest you.
This simple, yet intriguing story of THE MEG by Dean Georgaris, is about a very rare and highly dangerous type of shark capable of devouring an entire community.
The first scene of the movie talked about some team members trapped at the bottom of the ocean as the ship had been destroyed by the shark. They had to wait for another ship to come to their rescue. While they waited, “Suyin” went on in another ship to try rescuing them; they also sent for “Jonas Taylor” (Jason Statham) to go and assist. On getting there, he (Jonas) was shocked that they had continued working on that project despite telling them not to after the first time he got attacked by that Shark, Meg.
They managed to save the other colleagues but ended up losing one, this was when they believed that this shark was the world’s deadliest Aqua animal.
With the situation on the ground, they had to come up quickly with a new strategy to kill MEG.Their first strategy was for Suyin to descend into the ocean in an unbreakable glass cage where she would search for the Shark and kill it. It sounded easy and achievable but still, a huge underestimation of MEG’s strength, which almost led to Suyin’s death.
This is one movie that will have you screaming and clenching to the arms of your seat from start to finish. At some point, I thought the shark was going to swim out of the screen and swallow everyone in the theatre. (Quick advice – you’ll have tens of such thoughts if you see it in 3D. Hahaha!)
Just when I thought the movie was coming to an end, I found out they had only killed one and had another that was even more deadly. Oh, my days!!
You need to see this movie to know how it ended. No spoilers from me.
The movie was action packed, although towards the end it became unrealistic. It felt as though the writer lost touch of the story idea towards the end.
On the other hand, the production was really good; they made all the scenes look as real as possible. It is so difficult to believe this movie wasn’t shot in an actual ocean.
Even though it hasn’t done fantastically well in the box office, it is still one worth watching.
I mean, what could possibly be uninteresting about a Jason Statham movie!?!
To my verdict, this movie gets a good – 7/10.
Cast: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Winston Chao, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Olafur Darris Olafsson, Robert Taylor, Masi Oka, Tawanda Manyiwo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Ratings: PG 13 (for action/peril, bloody images and some language)
Written by: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber
Runtime: 114 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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