This humble opinion is brought to by you T. K. Edwards
THE MEG – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 53 mins
Director by: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Bingbing Li, Cliff Curtis
A giant shark that was thought to be extinct manages to make its way to the surface and only one man has the knowledge to stop it before it dominates the entire ocean.
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(this will be my only JAWS reference – you’re welcome)
I really wanted to like THE MEG and I did go into the theater with a very (and I mean VERY) “open mind”, but the story just would not let me. Now this has nothing to do with our leading man because I am a huge Jason Statham fan and have been ever since I saw him in LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS and I will continue to be one no matter what. No, THE MEG was just not told correctly. There is one gigantic flaw in the story and if I told you about it now, then the entire movie would be spoiled, so as much as it hurts me to NOT say anything…my lips are zipped shut. Buuuuut…what I will do is give a hint as to when this major plot hole happens and hopefully, you will see this big mistake and I will be able to sleep at night knowing that you found it. It happens right at the beginning of THE MEG and it’s sooo obvious that it’s hidden in plain sight. Now, why am I focusing on this major story blooper, well that’s simple…because now that’s all I see when I think about this movie. And it hurts, because this was a fairly entertaining movie. It has everything you want out of an unbelievable story about an extinct 70 foot long shark that can swallow a group of people whole in one single gulp. It has out of nowhere “holy shit” moments, decent actors pretending this giant creature actual exists, stupid comedy from a character that you know is going to buy it later or at least you hope they do and finally a super sized larger than life creature that only gets its kicks by eating people and ignores everything else in the world because let’s face it…only people are yummy. LMAO. So in conclusion, if you’re someone that enjoyed watching movies like ANACONDA, ANACONDA 2: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID, DEEP BLUE SEA, DEEP RISING, LAKE PLACID and PRIMEVAL, then by all means rush to the theater, buy your ticket, and go see THE MEG because you’ll love it…otherwise save your money and wait to watch this one at home. Until next time, thanks for reading.
P.S. – There is no post credit scene, but you can stay and clean up if you want.
P.S.S. – I have read countless reviews on this movie and not one, NOT ONE sees this major flaw in THE MEG. I don’t know if I’m bragging or complaining…could be both. LMAO. I hope you find it too. Happy hunting.