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A deep-sea submersible filled with an international research crew lies disabled at the bottom of the Pacific after having been attacked by a massive shark previously thought to be extinct. With time running out / expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao) to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known - the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that years before / Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now he must risk his own life to save everyone trapped below...bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time!
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Critics Consensus: The Meg sets audiences up for a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature, but lacks the genre thrills -- or the cheesy bite -- to make it worth diving in.
Tribune News Service
The film delivers on that silly-stupid-summer-fun promise, while also exceeding expectations in te...
October 10, 2018
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Common Sense Says
Lots of shark-movie clichés and violence, not many thrills.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Meg is an action movie about a giant prehistoric shark and the team of heroes (led by Jason Statham) trying to stop it. Violence is definitely the biggest issue here: Many characters die, and there's some blood (wounds, blood swirling in the water). And of course, there are shark attacks (often sudden/startling) -- plus lots of explosions and tons of destruction and carnage. Many dead, mangled sharks and other sea creatures are shown, a woman is accidentally stabbed with a screwdriver, and a young girl is briefly in peril. Language is infrequent but includes "s--t," "son of a bitch," "bastard," and others. Statham's character, Jonas, appears shirtless, and there's a bit of flirting. He's also accused of drinking too much and is shown holding or opening bottles of beer early in the movie. Some nonwhite characters are portrayed somewhat cartoonishly. Shark fans are likely to be interested, but be warned: It's clumsy and slow and lacks genuine scares.
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- Genre:Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
- Release Date:August 10, 2018
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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