The Meg (2018)

Directed by Jon Turteltaub.  Written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber and Eric Hoeber.  Based on a novel, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, by Steve Alten.  Starring Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Masi Oka.

Plot: it’s basically about Jason Statham kicking a megalodon’s ass in the Pacific Ocean

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Jones (Statham) is a troubled man ever since he went to the bottom of the ocean to rescue a sunken submarine and says he was attacked by a giant shark.  See, no one believes him, not even some of the men he rescues.  But then, off the coast of China, there is another attack and smarter heads prevail, so they call in Jones, setting off the main plot of the film.

If you go into this movie with a cool head looking for a good time, you’re going to find it.  If you go in expecting an Oscar winner, you’ll be disappointed.  We heard so many people bitching and moaning about this movie and we really don’t understand why.  It was exactly what we thought it would be; a giant shark movie.  We were even pleasantly surprised that it has a little heart to it.  There are some genuinely sad parts.  For instance, don’t get too attached to anyone, especially the two whales we meet in the beginning of the film.  That part just broke me.

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Anyway, the little girl in this is adorable, Jason Statham is hot as usual (and half naked for gratuitous reasons in one scene, of course) and DJ really liked the black guy named DJ who was really funny and couldn’t swim (it was like looking into a mirror, haha).  The script was amazingly clever and convincing for a giant shark movie.  The science made enough sense that we didn’t have to suspend too much belief.  The specials were also incredible.  The things they can do nowadays – wow!

Me and DJ really liked it.  As a matter of fact, we loved it.  Totally ownable in the future.

Our score: 82.

PS – The dog lives.  Real shame about the whales though.

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