After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Starring: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, and Rainn Wilson
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Written by: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, and Steve Alten
While “The Meg” took a bite out of the box-office, did it do enough to dethrone the shark of all sharks, Jaws? This is definitely an action packed shark movie that’s perfect for summer viewing. While not able to karate kick the shark, Jason Statham does his best to take the fight to the shark.
However, while advertised as the biggest shark of them all, it just doesn’t do enough damage. While it has a chance to swallow tons of swimmers, it prefers to just swim around under them…why? And the few times it does attack people, there’s an extreme shortage of blood. It’s a shark movie, lets see it sink its teeth into someone.
There’s plenty of excitement in the final scene, as Jonas (Jason Statham) does his best to rid the ocean of this beast of a shark. It’s all good until he gets some help from some unlikely friends. Sorry, but they needed to find something a little less ridiculous and fake looking to conclude this story. "The Meg" is no "Jaws", but still worth a look, so I give it 3 pools of blood.