Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Meg Movie Review

Jason Statham stars in The Meg

Just in Time

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A deep-sea submersible - part of an international undersea observation program - has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew - and the ocean itself - from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.

"Tell me this isn't the world's best I told you so," Despite another heroic effort from its star (Statham) The Meg is barely passable, yet alone the world's best anything. The enticing trailer promises Jaws (or at least Deep Blue Sea) only bigger. Three times bigger, in fact; but bigger isn't always better, and if you don't buy into the premise that this shark could exist, it's impossible to be scared of it. No fear = no suspense, and all of a sudden, 113 minutes turns into an eternity. Too boring/long for me, and (odds are) too silly for you.

Grade: D+