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A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub


Who Stars in The Meg

Jason Statham
Jonas Taylor

Jason Statham

Li Bingbing
Suyin

Li Bingbing

Rainn Wilson
Morris

Rainn Wilson

Cliff Curtis
'Mac'

Cliff Curtis

Ruby Rose
Jaxx

Ruby Rose

Winston Chao
Zhang

Winston Chao


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Review for The Meg

Author: Per Gunnar Jonsson

Well, when the credits started to roll I cannot say that I felt it had been a waste of time and money. I did indeed have some enjoyment watching this movie. However, it could have been a lot better. For starters, what is the point of making a movie about a bloody “dinosaur shark” and aim for a PG-13 rating? Whoever made that incredibly stupid decision obviously missed the mark big time. I think this was the biggest fault with the movie. There were so many missed opportunities. The entire scene at the beach at the end of the movie was just wasted for example. The script was of course somewhat illogical with holes in it large enough to drive a, well, a Megalodon through them. This however was something that I more or less expected given the kind of movie. First of all it is science fiction and fantasy after all and second, it appears that these kind of movies never seem to get anything better than mediocre script writers…at best. There were some good things though. I have read the book and I didn’t really like it. In my review I gave it 2 out 5 five stars. The main reason for this was that the book was more of a bad soap opera than a horror/thriller. It was so filled with unlikable, scheming and backstabbing assholes that it was really not enjoyable. Jason’s ex wife was such a despicable bitch that she alone ruined the book for example. Luckily the movie had toned down that aspect of the book quite a lot. Actually, in the end, there was really only one truly despicable asshole in the movie and he met with the fate that he deserved thanks to his own stupidity. So, I did enjoy the movie and, as a science fiction and fantasy fan, I am glad to have watched it. I mean, a giant pre-historic shark on the big screen does have a certain cool-factor after all. It was somewhat saved by Jason Statham being in it though and it could have been a lot better.


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Production

Apelles Entertainment logo
Apelles Entertainment

Gravity Pictures logo
Gravity Pictures

Di Bonaventura Pictures

Flagship Entertainment Group


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2018-08-09

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 53 mins

Budget
$ 150,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 315,960,074.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 165,960,074.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.themeg.movie

Genres
Action Science Fiction Thriller Horror

Keywords
ocean based on novel or book beach shark oceanic expedition submersible under water megalodon extinct underwater facility



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