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Plot: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
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It’s nice to see a Shark-led Creature Feature that’s actually got some money behind it, but _The Meg_ is still really nothing special.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
Child friendly horror…
You have to take in to context the post release statements by director Jon Turteltaub and lead actor Jason Statham. The Meg is not the film they either read on the page or filmed as a course of grisly schlock entertainment. This was meant to be a proper schlocker, a bloodletting monster of the deep on the loose picture, sadly the suits at the helm didn’t see that as a viable money making exercise and had this cut to be a “12” friendly bums on theatre seats cash grabber. Shame on them.
What we get is a run of the mill creature feature that although once viewed does not leave a lasting impression (was anyone really hoping for that anyway?), but is kind of fun in that time filling sort of way. It runs through the modern day creature feature playbook 101. So off we go with the hero having a troubled backstory, a money made funder out of his depth, ladies with life quandaries, a man who can’t swim working in the middle of the ocean! and on we go. Throw in some quite awfully scripted dialogue and it’s cheese sarnie time.
Statham is nearly always a good watch – in the muscle bound action hero kind of way – though you see the cracks between what the film was meant to be and what it ended up as. For you see that The Stath comes off as taking it all too seriously, which in this released cut is ridiculous. He’s surrounded by no mark actors, though no short supply of beauty (Bingbing Li socko gorgeous/Ruby Rose hard sexy) and the narrative feeds us all the pointers of exactly where this will end up. There’s a couple of nifty fun homages to Jaws, some decent suspense scenes, and the cinematography (Tom Stern) is pin sharp and pleasurable.
Best bet to enjoy this is to know it’s a “12” rated friendly piece, to understand it has ultimately ended up as a same old same old monster movie. It’s a million miles away from the class of Jaws, and lacks the tongue in cheek knowing of Deep Blue Sea, but it fills a gap in that undemanding time wasting way. 5/10
It ain’t Jaws, but…
The best thing about this intentional Jaws ripoff isn’t really the sheer size and great special effects for the 75 foot mega shark (“mega,” is that the source of the ridiculous title, oh… right, its a “megalodon”). The best thing about the movie was the lighthearted insistence on the female Asian slant in the casting and the background. Its about time, the female Asian lead guarantees that you will have to stay with this thing until its done, possibly again and again. Long after you get tired of everything else about the movie, and you will, you won’t get tired of the beautiful Asian women scattered throughout, even singing an Asian version of “Hey, Mickey” at the end, which might be the next most compelling thing about the whole picture.
“Jaws” cannot be equaled. The picture understands this, and does not waste time trying. Worth the time just to watch how impossible it is for another killer shark movie to even approach the Spielberg miracle from 1975. Enjoy the Asian wedding girl’s dog named “Pippin” in the water. Will Pippin become a snack? Did “Pippin” in Spielberg’s movie? (I thought the Spielberg dog was named “Pippet.”) Oh well, I guess I was wrong.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Jon Turteltaub
Writer Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Actors Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson
Country United States, China
Awards 4 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, Sonics-DDP, Auro 11.1, DTS (DTS: X), SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Master Anamorphic & Master Prime Lenses, Arri Alexa SXT, Zeiss Master Anamorphic, Master Prime & Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (master format), Dolby Vision, Master Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)