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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’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._
I love monster movies. It’s a sickness I have. I can’t get enough of ferocious creatures treating fictional idiots as their all-you-can-eat buffet.
Sadly, the Meg, while not exactly awful, is lacking in the writing department.
Even a decent cast cannot save it. Statham is fine with his roguish, Bruce Willis-h presence. The delightful Bingbing Li is an interesting female co-protagonist. Rainn Wilson can be funny, Cliff Curtis solid…
However, the characters are so uniformly vanilla, blandly noble and ready to deliver non-abrasive quips, they are incredibly boring – starting with the hero, whom the movie and the other characters spend an inordinate amount of time shilling. Even those who initially Wrongly Distrust Him™ are singing his praise before we are halfway through.
You need variety, conflict, arcs. Remember blunt, aggressive sea wolf Quint giving his companions a hard time in Jaws? Alan Grant in Jurassic Park starting off as a child hater (and being stuck protecting two kids for most of the movie)? Ian Malcolm, the keen scientist with “a deplorable excess of personality”? The well-sketched marines in Aliens and the tension between them and supercilious, unexperienced Gorman? The difference between gruff, blue-collar Parker and icy, smug Ash in Alien?
Another mistake is the way the movie tries to escalate the tension. It works better if the situation gets more and more personal, like in Jaws, where the shark is initially a generic threat to Amity, then in the last act the leads are fighting for their lives on a sinking boat. In The Meg we start with the main characters being directly in danger in the first two acts, then the goal becomes stopping the giant shark before it attacks a beach full of swimmers. It’s exactly backwards! We don’t care about nameless people, they’re just extras! We care about the main characters… or we would if they had been better written.
This movie is absolutely woeful. Bad acting. Stupid storyline. Bad CGI. There was literally nothing i liked about it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Jon Turteltaub
Writer Dean Georgaris (screenplay by), Jon Hoeber (screenplay by), Erich Hoeber (screenplay by), Steve Alten (based on the novel “Meg” by)
Actors Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis
Country USA, China
Awards 4 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Maeday Productions, Apelles Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures, Flagship Entertainment, Gravity Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures
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)