The Meg - Another Shark Movie?


Before we dig into deep waters, let us acknowledge that sharks species are threatened by poaching and other human activities, and shark attacks are more rare than we thought. Now let's talk about The Meg, a shortened version of Megalodion  or prehistoric shark which is making havoc in Asian waters.

Led by Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, and Ruby Rose, the race for undersea discoveries led a research team to encounter the biggest shark of the modern ear. Though a real live Megalodion was never seen by humans, evidence from fossils and teeth were the proof that this creature becomes the top of the food chain.

With shark classics like "Jaws" and the most recent "The Shallows" made sharks the fish to be feared in the seas, They fall short to the size and impact of the Meg and what damage it can do even with large boats and structures. People look like pellets for it to be munched.

Though it tries to be relevant and consistent with shark flicks with a lot of chomping on things, humans, animals, etc., It still has the formulaic storytelling in a different setting. The only redeeming factor is the technology used in the film which some are existent today. The cast are diverse in race and characteristics but it gravitated to a more comedic approach rather than a thriller film.

The Meg  stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis . Directed by Jon Turteltaub, now showing in cinemas and in IMAX.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary: Jurassic Shark 

Quotable quote: *CHOMP CHOMP CHOOMP*


Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (Details with production design and cinematography, it made the technology plausible though the meg is known to be debatable existing today)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Predictable scenes, leaves the impact weak for a thriller movie)

Acting and Actors: 2 out of 5 stars (It just felt like Transporter Underwater)

Pros:  Technology, Masi Oka, Diverse cast 
Cons: Cliche scenes, comedy destroys the emotional thrill

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (Harry Gregson-Williams scores it and it was OK but there is no standout soundtrak) 

Overall: Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars (It wanted to bank of shark attack films but in the end looks like a copycat with modifications with the size of the creature and location)


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