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The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 August 2018 (USA)
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After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Dean Georgaris (screenplay by), Jon Hoeber (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Jonas Taylor
Bingbing Li ... Suyin
Rainn Wilson ... Morris
Cliff Curtis ... Mac
Winston Chao ... Zhang
Shuya Sophia Cai ... Meiying (as Sophia Cai)
Ruby Rose ... Jaxx
Page Kennedy ... DJ
Robert Taylor ... Heller
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... The Wall
Jessica McNamee ... Lori
Masi Oka ... Toshi
Raymond Vinten Raymond Vinten ... Dive Control Technician
Hongmei Mai ... Mother (as Mai Hongmei)
Wei Yi Wei Yi ... Awesome Kid on Beach
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Storyline

Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it - an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean - carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard - he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon - the largest marine predator that ever existed - still be alive ... and on the hunt? Written by Warner Brothers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The most feared predator in history...is no longer history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA | China

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Meg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,402,195, 12 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$143,005,856, 1 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$315,960,074, 19 August 2018
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Sonics-DDP | Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Jonas realises from the Meg's bite pattern that it's too small to be the one that left the teethmarks on the station is a nod to Hooper's similar realisation about the tiger shark in Jaws. See more »

Goofs

At one point Jonas threatens Heller stating that, since they're in international waters, he can assault him and get away with it. This is untrue as international waters are not lawless. Ships and ocean-based structures fall under the jurisdiction of and are subject to the laws of the country in which they are registered. Jonas would be held accountable for any crime committed at the research station the same way as if he committed it in the United States (assuming that's where it was registered.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jonas Taylor: [on radio] Look at the sonar. Let me know what you find.
D'Angelo: So far nothing new, my friend. It just keeps getting worse.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. logo is seen submerged in water. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Meg (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Mickey
Written by Mike Chapman (as Michael Donald Chapman) and Nicky Chinn (as Nicholas Barry Chinn)
Performed by Pim
Courtesy of CAPP Records, Inc. / NOMA Music
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A fun theater-going experience!

I will be upfront with anyone who hasn't watched this yet. Mindset-wise if you go in thinking more along the lines of Deep Blue Sea rather than JAWS you'll probably have a good time. If you want serious, deep storylines and Oscar-caliber performances you probably should avoid it because this isn't it. Also on that note, why the hell would you go see this movie in the first place if you want that?

This movie is just stupid fun with tons of funny moments. The comedy aspect of it actually caught me off guard. I expected a few funny moments here and there like most films of this ilk, but this is just straight up funny throughout. There are plenty of grandiose action sequences. A character you just flat out hate because he's such an atypical ass-hat and some beautiful CGI. The film itself is very well shot and I even had a hard time telling whether the FXs were practical or CGI in spots. They blended stuff together well. I thought the acting was solid for what this film is. It's about what I expected.

Like anything, there were a few things here and there that could have been better. But, none of those things were enough to hinder my enjoyment of it. I personally would have liked to see it be a tad bit gorier. I think that might have pushed this up a notch especially with the type of story this. On the other hand, that's more of a preference than an actual hindrance type thing.

This was exactly what I wanted out of a Summer Blockbuster style film. It's a fun theater-going experience. It's the type of movie you want to see on the big screen with a great sound system. What I would consider a perfect popcorn flick.

My Rating: 7/10


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