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The Meg Review (a stroke of genius?)

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The Meg is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, loosely based on the 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis, and follows a group of scientists who encounter a 75-foot-long (23 m) megalodon shark while on a rescue mission at the floor of the Pacific Ocean. First off, I’m not going to compare this film to its source material just because I like to look at film from their standpoint. Comparing the boom to its source material can leave critics looking at a film comparisons to the source material. Now I know why your thinking. A cheap Jaws rip off. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this movies trailer. But I’ll tell you that is a cheap Jaws ripoff that knows it’s place. It doesn’t try to be some spectacular summer blockbuster with a giant shark. It just knows that all you need to bring butts into the seats is to have Jason Statham fight a giant shark in a plot that makes zero sense. The movie isn’t perfect, but it has some bright moments that make the audience go “hmmm would you look at that?” The acting was alright, Jason Statham was the only person really trying in this film. The plot was a jumbled mess of incoherence. And the look of the Megalodon was pretty ok. Not bad CGI artists, not bad. I say The Meg will go down as a B movie that has a small chance of becoming a cult classic. But that seems a little far fetched. Since releasing August 10th 2018. It has made $316 million out of its $130-$178 million dollar budget. So it’s already made back its money and then some. People will flock The the movies if it has sharks and recognizable actors fighting sharks. It’s a win win for the studio and the audience. In conclusion, The Meg is average to ok at best. Don’t come in here expecting a masterpiece of cinema. Just come in ready to just have fun and be afraid of the ocean.

Overall Rating 5.5 out of 10 #themegmovie #jasonstatham #rubyrose #china #sharkweek #sharksighting #film #filmcritic #moviereview @cutiebe4r

 

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Since January 20th, 2017. Film reviewing has been my main focus. And it has turned from a love to a passion. I want to turn this into a career.

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