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The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 August 2018 (USA)
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A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

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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 (as Li Bingbing)
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 dismissal from service, 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

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Where The Meg Comes To Life 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 | Thai | Japanese

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$145,443,742, 1 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$530,243,742
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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

Featured on Episode #196 on the podcast "How Did This Get Made?". See more »

Goofs

Owing to the general lack of sunlight at deeper sea levels, the Meg should realistically not be able to see at all as it surfaces, since the greater volume of light up there is much more overwhelming than what it's been accustomed to for millions of years. The book gets this right and has the important reoccurring plot-point that the Meg only surfaces at night because the sunlight hurts its eyes. 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 movie ends with the word "Fin", a reference to the title shark in addition to being French for "end." See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Do Something Crazy (Good Vibes Only)
Written by Outasight (as Richard Andrew Conte), Shiben Bhattacharya and Cook Classics (as William Lobban-Bean)
Performed by Outasight
Courtesy of RPM MSC
By arrangement with The Greater Goods, LLC
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One of the biggest fans of the book series...
11 August 2018 | by tmchester-987-527586See all my reviews

But wow, did the studio ever screw this one up! I've been waiting YEARS for the movie, I'm one of the first to get the newest book in the series and this had SO MUCH POTENTIAL! Between what I think was intended to be a family friendly edited version of the film to the absolute horrible marketing campaign, what were they thinking!?! Why would you preemptively turn away half your potential audience by taking a comical route with the trailers? It's meant to be a THRILLER not Sharknado. Why would you not give us terrifying scenes of being eaten/swallowed/pulled under, it's a SHARK movie, genre equals HORROR. I was so wanting to love this movie and hopeful it would turn into a franchise but with the direction the studio chose to go with it, they sank Meg before she even had a chance breach the waters. SO VERY DISAPPOINTED.


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