Friday, August 10, 2018

THE MEG (2018)

When the director says in interviews that there is no deep meaning to his film and it is only about sharks eating people you know you are not going to be getting Hamlet. I'm more than fine with that especially when it is a film as fun as THE MEG.

It begins on an underwater rescue where Jason Statham is rescuing the crew of a sunken sub. When it begins to go south he realizes that there is something outside the subs. He leaves his two friends behind just as something crushes the sub in trouble. He saved 11 but lost two friends.

Five years later Statham is called into service when his ex-wife is in a crippled sub deeper than anyone has ever gone before. It seems a megladon has attacked the sub. He rescues his ex but something has followed them to the surface.

Grand diverting thriller has chills and laughs aplenty as Statham and his fellow actors tear into the nonsense with gusto and sell every damn minute of this. No it is fundamentally scientifically inaccurate so don't get your head in a tizzy about things not making sense, just go with the fun as rescues turn to flights from sharks and then the tables turn again and again as hunters become hunted and vice-versa

I do have to say that one of the things I liked from the trailers is that while the shots are in the film how they actually lay out is not what how you'd think. What happens really surprises

High art? Only of the entertaining kind- which is the best kind and as a result I had a great time.

Recommended.

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