I have established that I will see Jason Statham in anything. This time, I really just wanted to see him punch a shark in the face.
Does plot really matter for a movie like this? There’s a huge ass prehistoric shark loose in the water because science. There are scientists trying to fight it. Plus there’s Statham. Watery mayhem ensues.
I’m gonna be real with you. This is not a good movie by traditional standards. It’s dumb and predictable, and where it could have gone for a full campy vibe or gory horror story, it plays with safe with a non-committal bland middle ground. These are all things that could have been better.
However, I still really enjoyed myself. What the film gets right is that the sequences are hella suspenseful. And they look pretty good, all things considered. They certainly wanna be seen on the biggest screen possible.
Ultimately, this is one of those movies that you just hafta go with. If you walk in with a critical eye and a cynical view, you’re not gonna be into it. But if you’re expecting some mindless fun with minimal expectations, it can deliver a good time. It’s just never gonna be in the same swimming pool as that first big shark movie…
The Meg – \m/ \m/ \m/