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The Meg (2018) English Movie Review, Rating

- 2.75/5
The Meg (2018) English Movie Review, Rating

What Is Good

  • Jason Statham
  • Cinematography
  • VFX
  • Second Half
  • Sound Effects

What Is Bad

  • Takes time to enter into the core plot
  • Shades of Jaws
Bottom Line: Grab your popcorn and go enjoy Statham's Super fun shark hunt.


Action hero Jason Statham, who was last seen on screen in an action-packed role in last year's blockbuster flick The Fate of the Furious, of the The Fast and Furious franchise, has joined hands with Jon Turteltaub, the man behind movies of National treasure series, to deliver The Meg. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net The Meg review.

Jonas Taylor (Statham) who had once failed in his mission to save people, is now leading a peaceful life until he's summoned to now save an expedition team doing an underwater research, as Taylor's wife's trapped as well. Now as Taylor sets out with his team to rescue, he finds that the creature that wrecked havoc, happens to be a 65-foot super shark that was believed to be extinct, and now, it's gonna be Taylor vs the super shark species. 

Star Performance

Jason Statham is his usual self, performing action sequences with elan, while his team, comprising Cliff Curtis, Ruby Rose and Li Bingbing provide the necessary comic relief as well as play their parts perfectly in increasing the scare impact of the shark. The rest of the cast including Jessica McNamee and Rainn Wilson are adequate.

Techinical Team

Harry Gregson Williams delivers a stunning background score matching the thrilling mood of The Meg, and cinematography by Tom Stern captures the murderous shark effects in all its glory. After several interesting and entertaining flicks like National treasure and last Vegas, director Jon Turteltaub is back, this time with a tale of man vs mega shark, and has come out in flying colors with his impressive screenplay. While the whole plot is as old as hills, reminiscent of films like Jaws and deep blue sea.


The Meg has the added highlight of having an action hero like Jason Statham at the helm of affairs fighting the shark this time, and the action hero's antics and agility are perfectly utilized to make his rescue acts believable.

While the first half takes its time to get into the core plot, the second half skyrocketed at a brisk pace, and with interesting twists and action episodes, director Jon Turteltaub and Statham make Sure The Meg is the perfect weekend popcorn entertainer.

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 6772
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