Reviews for The Meg ( 2018 ) 1080p

Nowhere close to Deep blue sea but a good fun movie...

By: Fella_shibby
This movie is pretty long but not boring. If only they included more kills then it would hav been even more fun.As a fan of Statham, I enjoyed his screen time but this time Statham ain't kicking n punching.The plot is similar to Piranha 3D where ancient/extinct species wreak havoc.If only the gore/kills were also similar to Piranha.I thot the last 30 mins of Meg will b similar to Piranha in terms of mayhem n gore when the creatures reaches the shore but...In terms of best shark films : Jaws, Deep blue sea, Bait, Meg n Shallows.Whenever shark films r discussed, Samuel Jackson's death scene from Deep blue sea comes to mind but this film has nothing memorable.I am generous with the ratings only cos of Statham.

A REAL and HONEST review

By: jwcstorage
Dont listen to most of these reviews. The Meg is a steaming pile of hot garbage.

First I want to address the Chinese influence in the room. If you like sub-par, nonsensical movies where China and Chinese things are shoehorned in as hard and as often as possible for no real reason, then this just might be the movie for you! If you want to watch several Chinese "actors" who cant act (Bingbing Li and Shuya Cai... God if you got used to seeing good child actors like those in Stranger Things are you in for a treat seeing this kid "act") in an unimpressive "spectacle flick" then this movie might be for you! If you're a teen or sub-teen who thinks flicks like Paranormal Activity are good, then check this bad boy out! If you're all of China, well you've probably already watched this.

For real though, if you have a pulse and are not in a medically induced coma, dont waste precious brain cells on this!

The Meg is an extraordinarily predictable, laughably bad (but not so bad its good) effects driven garbage movie with a pointless plot. It is the typical "Chinese funding movie" where you can clearly see the influence the investors had in regards to the movie. There really isnt a plot, which would have been fine if there was some character development but there is no character development either. Even the special effects were VERY meh and 2008 video game cut-scene feeling. The "best" thing about this movie was Jason Statham, but he had little to work with and even his acting felt... disappointed. I wouldnt say hes phoning it in, but he DEFINITELY is not giving his all. All of the other actors, including Rainn Wilson, were pretty awful. Unfortunately there are several long shot attempts for us to empathize or care about characters but when their acting is worse than a 1st grade play its hard to take seriously.

And Bingbing Li... we get it, you're a pretty face who probably did a LOT to get into the position you are now but you're not a good Chinese actor and you're a tremendously terrible actor in every western film that your bf paid for you to star as. Surprisingly Shuya Cai was even worse than Bingbing, but she at least has the excuse of age on her side.

There is really only one thing going on in this film: Who is the Meg gonna kill? These kills are telegraphed that these people are going to die a mile away with crappy lines that are supposed to be foreshadowing but are HORRIBLE.

Then comes the main star of the show, the Meg. It acts completely unrealistically as a natural predator. You know they just wanted it to act like a movie murderer, but they have it do so many stupid things that are out of character for an apex predator of the seas. It ignores abundant food sources, stays at or near the top of the ocean, and instead of going deep into the ocean and away from shore, somehow this super shark just KNOWS that there is a nearby Chinese beach brimming, and I mean BRIMMING, with swimmers several miles away. While that sounds like a good place for a super shark to go have a nom, there are vastly better, more plentiful fish in the sea than Chinese people on a beach. How and why it makes a bee line to that beach is a mystery of bad writing.

The way they 'take care' of the Meg at the end of the flick is probably one of the dumbest, lamest, so unlikely of a scenario that I let out a huge laugh. This has got to be the worst ending in a mainstream movie I've seen since I cant remember when!

The whole thing was over China-fied that it almost felt like one long advertisement for China. That wouldnt have mattered if they made it part of the script for some reason but no, its Chinese for the sake of being Chinese so Chinese audiences can go OOOO CHINESE!

3/10 for Statham and... well I couldnt really think of anything else. I was going to drop it to a 2 but I guess the effects bring it to a 3. However bad you might think it is, trust me its MUCH worse than that!

IF!!!! you want a super dumb turn off your brain and watch pretty colors on the screen, then see if you can get through this sludge. Everyone else STAY AWAY!!!!!

The worst part is that if the Chinese investors actually let filmmakers do their thing, I' sure someone could have made this unique or interesting... but its just not.

Dont bother

By: stella_iz
Its a terrible movie. Super cheesy & predictable. Dont waste your time.

Robbed in broad daylight in the cinema

By: thomassmith74
I've just been held in a headlock by my local cinema for an hour and a half whilst they emptied my pockets of £7. I ended up phoning the police to report this daylight robbery. Worst film I've ever seen in my life.

Cringeworthy

By: besiktas-40743
This movie was so cringy and cheesy. Lines were lame and the chinese actress was so baad I just laughed throughout the movie. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. I guess Jason Statham really needed the money.

Dull and boring

By: sarahbriggs79
Watched this last night at the cinema. Nothing happens for about 45 minutes really and most action in a out the last 10 minutes of the film. All the good bit have been shown in the trailers and apart from a few laughs (Not the ones the have tried to add but at how bad it is) I really could have given it a miss

Pippin rules!

By: phmoons-33848
OK, the Meg! This movie was even worse than brushing your teeth with acid. It was clear that this movie was so bad from the start that they involved chinese investors and actors to be a smash hit in China because let's be honest...everything and everyone can be a box office hit in China! The Meg is everything you don't want it to be. A romance chick flick where there is more flirting with Jason Statham than any decent shark shots. Also Jason's abs have better acting skills than his performace in the Meg. During the movie I fell asleep multiple times. They even called an ambulance since they thought I was dead. The doctor told me he has never seen such an acute form of boredom in his medical history and my mind almost shut down my own body in a coma as some sort of survival instinct. Don't see this movie, spend that money and buy yourself a gold fish and watch it all day swimming circles, even that is more entertaining!

Prehistoric plot

By: peterdallas
Same old story of the anguished hero who overcomes his demons to save the day. Spent more time laughing than anything else. Script is terrible which makes acting awful. Flashing headlights on a submarine to attract the shark was a particular highlight and laugh out loud for me.

What a load of shark bait

By: leebegbie-08014
This was an insult to the shark genre, bad acting and poor story line and felt like a syfy channel movie, I don't understand how this rated higer then 47 metres down??? ReallyDon't waste your time on this movie

Worst Dialogue Ever.

By: dpb0402
Honestly this film has not only the worst dialogue of any movie this summer/year. It is the worst dialogue I have ever heard in a bad movie ever. Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows, and Jaws 3 all had better dialogue than this cliche title.

The Room directed by Tommy Wiseau and this movie go hand and hand for some of the garbage lines and pacing. Halfway through this movie when it appears to be over, I wished it was finally over, however I knew that there was no way they would end it there.

Save your money. This will be streamable in 4 months and on sale for $15.

The most insultingly bad movie I've seen in ages

By: jjdausey
From the complete artificiality of the environments and effects to the horrible acting (put Statham back in the pub he came from) to the broken language performances from the Asian cast members, this was a ratchet p.o.s. And shame on warner brothers for their false advertisements around LA, pretending this was in any way a movie about a shark attacking Americans. This was like a bad Sci-Fi Channel movie funded by the Chinese government.

A fun theater-going experience!

By: AverageJoesDriveInPodcast
I will be upfront with anyone who hasn't watched this yet. Mindset-wise if you go in thinking more along the lines of Deep Blue Sea rather than JAWS you'll probably have a good time. If you want serious, deep storylines and Oscar-caliber performances you probably should avoid it because this isn't it. Also on that note, why the hell would you go see this movie in the first place if you want that?

This movie is just stupid fun with tons of funny moments. The comedy aspect of it actually caught me off guard. I expected a few funny moments here and there like most films of this ilk, but this is just straight up funny throughout. There are plenty of grandiose action sequences. A character you just flat out hate because he's such an atypical ass-hat and some beautiful CGI. The film itself is very well shot and I even had a hard time telling whether the FXs were practical or CGI in spots. They blended stuff together well. I thought the acting was solid for what this film is. It's about what I expected.

Like anything, there were a few things here and there that could have been better. But, none of those things were enough to hinder my enjoyment of it. I personally would have liked to see it be a tad bit gorier. I think that might have pushed this up a notch especially with the type of story this. On the other hand, that's more of a preference than an actual hindrance type thing.

This was exactly what I wanted out of a Summer Blockbuster style film. It's a fun theater-going experience. It's the type of movie you want to see on the big screen with a great sound system. What I would consider a perfect popcorn flick.

My Rating: 7/10

Pure garbage

By: briantillman-05049
There is no other way to describe this film. The acting is laughable. The CGI, the writing, plot, it's just bad. What has happened to Hollywood? Seriously. Please try and come up with some fresh ideas other than attempting to butcher classic movies. It's either a sequel to a sequel to a sequel these days, or it's something that has already been done, and remade poorly. I'm just glad we have the classics to fall back on. Film today is at an all time low. Depressing, actually. I literally spent 40 dollars for a trip with my lady to see this. Unreal. They wonder why pirating has become such a problem. It will remain a problem as well. The people trying to stop it will never outsmart the people providing it. Good luck trying. No wonder, when trash like this tops the box office. Unreal.

Truly Terrible with appalling acting.

By: phil-160-338997
What can I say? This movie is truly terrible in every way. Way too many cliches and whoever cast Bingbing Li must be on something as her acting was despicable.

A waste of a couple of hours of my life I will never get back :-(

omG....

By: manujornie
I wasted 2 free tickets on this horribly slow boooorrrrring movie....should've be categorized as a romance flick...

Simple Summer Fun

By: iamjasonlane
If you're expecting an Oscar contender, look elsewhere. If you want to smile for 2 hours, proceed.

The Meg is awesome summer popcorn fun! The science is rubbish, but you had to know that going in, right? It's a shark monster movie. Not realistic like The Shallows, or Jaws, but perfectly good in its own right.

This movie is fun. There's humor. There's suspense. There's a bit of tragedy. But overall, you don't get terribly invested, and that's ok! Not every single move has to be so serious.

The Meg does a wonderful job of not taking itself too seriously, and a lot of you overbearing critics would be wise to take a leaf out of The Meg's book.

Trying to suck the chinese market

By: alai_mizi
-chinese acting with no strong chemistry-Chinese acting with the personality of a spoon-chinese product placement-basically, trying to profit from the chinese market. So that explains everything

That happens when studios interfere to much

By: Silberfalke
As someone who really loves the first "MEG" novels I could not wait to see the movie. It was clear to me, that it will be different, and that from the moment on the trailer hit the screens. And I was okay with it and lowered my expectations.

I also love shark movies since "Jaws" (which I saw in theaters, just to say ;)) and I watched all of them since then, besides the Asylum productions...

"THE MEG" could have been a very entertaining and fun watch, despite the differences. And in some parts it was/is. Hell, I was and I am even okay with the cast. But I am totally sure the studio prevented it from all it could have been with its theatrical cut, that just plays it safe and makes the "Movie Meg" just a movie that you won't remember after a few days.

And that is a shame and a waisted opportunity!

I still give it 8 stars because I liked the cast, the music, the effects (they are not half as bad as some here are stating) and yes: I was entertained enough to like it. But I was all set to LOVE it, and that did not happen.

Rough cuts and jumps and way to less of a thrill but more of a loud action vehicle. There are enough successful movies nowadays that show at the box office that they score because studio bosses were risk taking.

So all we got is a popcorn flick above average. At least an original one :)

And hey: that's something in the times of uninspired sequels, prequels and reboots.

Disappointed

By: ricemuscle
I want to start this I saying I love the book series, well at least the first few. I read all five books that were out at the time in 5 days total. I was so excited for this movie. When I saw Jason Statham was cast as Jonas Taylor I was immediately bummed out. I like Jason Statham but we all know the type of movies he's in and I was really hoping that they would go more the route of Jaws and not the route of Piranha 3D. Make a really good film with great actors that just happened to have a shark. Then I saw the trailer and was even more disappointed. The tone of the movie was all Goofy. Even with all that I still was very excited and I dropped my expectations and just went into it expecting a type of action Blockbuster sequel quality movie. I have not been this disappointed in a long time. I'm not one of those people that's going to give a movie a one or a two when clearly a movie of this caliber is not that bad and that should be reserved for straight to Syfy 1 million dollar budget crapfests. Dont.listen to people who give it a one. Thats just false. However holy crap was this a huge let down. The CGI was actually pretty good in some parts and then other parts it wasn't at all. The film started off pretty good and there were quite a few changes in the characters in the story from the book which is expected. But once the shark got to the service it just went downhill. Statham actually wasn't that bad although I maintain my position that he was not the right guy for Jonas Taylor. Li Bingbing was absolutely atrocious. I haven't seen her in any other movies so it could have just been The eay it was written but her dialogue was horrible and it just seemed like she was acting which a movie shouldn't be like that. I love Rainn Wilson but again I didn't enjoy him in this movie. I thought the little girl was completely useless and I don't know why that character was even added. The actress was fine but the character itself was just ridiculous. Page had a couple parts where he was really good but his scenes were just silly. I really wanted to like this movie but the comedy just too much. I'm a firm believer and I've said this before and I'll say it every time that death should not be funny in movies like this. It's okay to have comedy in these movies if you have to but if someone is in a scenario where they're going to die or potentially going to die don't make it funny. My biggest issue with the movie is the fact that they were constantly in life or death situations and never seemed scared. There's a 70 foot shark that just flipped your boat over and you're on the turned over Hull and you're making jokes and you don't seem like you're in trouble at all. Without giving away spoilers there's somewhat of a Chase and they just act like it's no big deal. Even if you were going to go the route of over-the-top ridiculous action movie there's absolutely zero reason why the characters shouldn't be absolutely terrified. I wasn't a big fan of the end and although there were some funny parts and there where some really cool scenes I just in no way thought this movie was good. It doesn't take a lot to please me normally. I love dumbed down movies from time to time but this was just stupid and in no way believable and I just can't express how disappointed I am. I would really really really really was looking forward to this and even set my expectations lower than I wanted them to be and still came out shaking my head. I honestly think I shook my head through the entire movie and threw my hands in the air as if to say what the hell. I'm not going to tell people not to see it because I love the books and I love the author and I want to see the movie do well anyway. Maybe a sequel will be better but doubtfulJaws 10The shallows 6.5(cgi was better sadly)Meg:( 5

A very forgettable summer blockbuster

By: ChrisMartinez_
While this film is very enjoyable; unfortunately, The Meg (2018) is a throwaway summer blockbuster and mediocre at best. The film's lack of character development, along with less than stellar performances by the majority of the cast, ultimately hindered my ability to feel any remorse or sympathy for certain characters, nor did I develop any emotional connection with characters. Not all is grim; luckily, the film's lead, Jason Statham, delivered a very pleasant performance. Statham carried the film from the opening scene, all the way through until the end credits. Statham was a charismatic badass and stole every scene in which he was physically present, and without him, the film would have failed. And besides Shuya Sophia Cai's adorable Meiying, this is where the praise for performances end. Li Bingbing's addition was an obvious attempt to appeal to the foreign audience, and the rest of the supporting cast gave forgettable performances. It was plainly obvious certain characters were written for the sole purpose of having an action scene transpire by making costly decisions or for plot convenience. From a technical standpoint, The Meg (2018) was a fest for the eyes; the CGI and special effects were very crisp and believable, except for a shot near the end of the film involving the meg itself and Statum. The sound design was great, as it really brought the extinct titanic meg to life. The final positive of the film was it's consistent pacing; there were small amounts of the extended expedition, which ultimatly hurt the film's character development, and plenty of intense shark action. In conclusion, The Meg is nothing more of a shallow plot strung together with cool shark action scenes and unnecessary, poorly written characters. I would not recommend this film, especially after considering the fact that other, more enjoyable summer films, such as Mission Impossible: Fallout or even the lighthearted Teen Titans Go to the Movies, are other options for a trip to the movies.