2018

The Meg

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FILM INFO

A deep-sea submersible–part of an international undersea observation program–has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific.With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, to save the crew from this unstoppable threat – a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. This movie is directed by Jon Turteltaub under Warner Bros. Pictures.

Casts: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Winston Chao, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Olafur Olaffson, Cliff Curtis & Masi Oka.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

WHAT I LIKE?

For a shark movie, The MEG succeeds in the basic of formula of thrills and story line. What I like about The Meg is the foundation of its plot about discovering a new place underneath the deepest part of the ocean where Megalodon lives. The whole undersea observation was pretty cool too. Acting-wise, Jason delivers a satisfying performance. There were a handful of edge-of-the-seats moments throughout the film.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

Overall, The MEG was a pretty disappointing movie compared to other previous Shark movies released in Hollywood. Visually-speaking, it is not as impressive and as scary as The Deep Blue Sea nor The Shallows. The shark seems to be a bit CGI-ish especially underwater. Some of the scenes were hilarious instead of scary to me. How I wish they invested on making the shark scarier and more realistic for me. Visual editing was pretty half-baked to say the least. Plot-wise, it was creative but it lacks shark terror attacks especially on humans. I expected a longer human interaction given the fact that the shark is heading to public beach. I expected that scene to be bloodier and gory but it was like a short-lived moment for me. I mean, they already tarnished the shark’s image, how I wish they made it more of a flesh-eating monster as visualized by the whole film itself. The MEG did’t reach my Top 5 Shark Movies to date.

RATINGS:

6/10 Popcorns

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