WHAT'S IT ABOUT
What’s it about?
A research team discovers an undersea ‘Lost World’. When they accidentally release a 25 metre long predator they resolve to repair their mistake… with explosions.
What we thought
Dan Beeston says: There is absolutely no way to make an action-packed shark attack film and not make it contrived. For there to be any risk, people need to keep falling in the water. In The Meg, many people fall into the water.
There’s something special about beautiful bad movies. They don’t need character arcs. They don’t need well-crafted monologues. They don’t need compelling relationships. Now don’t get me wrong, I wish that this film had those things.
See it in a crowd. Laugh at it together. Try not to get schlock on your boots.