The Meg Film Review
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A scientific expedition to the Marianas Trench ends in disaster and a rescue mission unleashes a beast that's thought to have been extinct for millions of years. The Megalodon goes on the rampage and...

The Meg Movie Review

The Meg

Reviewed By: Katy Whitton on 30 August, 2018

Overview: You're going to need a bigger boat!

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

UK Release Date: 10-08-2018

Studio: Apelles Entertainment

Jon Turteltaub
Top-Billed Cast: 
Jason Statham
Ruby Rose
Bingbing Li
Running Time: 1hr 53 mins

UK Classification:
Classified 12A


Katy's Score: 

Before I start this review I have to hold my hand up and say I love movies like this – in fact, the cheesier the better!

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The Meg is based on the book of the same name by Steve Altern but the film’s storyline differs greatly from the book (I do recommend the book, it’s a quick and easy read – perfect for the beach!).

The basic plot line is that a research submarine enters a “hidden” section of the Marianas Trench, it has an accident which leads Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) to head up a rescue mission. When they’re returning to the surface they unwittingly allow a Megalodon (think Jaws on steroids) to escape and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting local population.

If you’re expecting slow tension building with jump-inducing scares as you’d find in Jaws then you’ll be disappointed. The Meg is a fast-paced action movie which, surprisingly, spends welcome time on character development but doesn’t have the leg-floating shocks of Jaws.

It’s a decent film with an interesting twist half-way through and I’m glad I saw in on the big screen so I could get the full scale of the Megalodons size, however for a shark film you don’t see as much of the creature as I would have liked.

It’s definitely worth a watch – and try to see it on a big screen if you can.

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