So, ‘18’s been busy for prehistoric animals with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom cleaning up earlier this summer to the tune of some $1.2 bill! Continuing with that theme, The Meg dropped yesterday.
The Jason Statham vehicle centers around him playing Jonas Taylor, a rescue specialist, being recruited out a self-imposed, albeit drunken, exile after a mission he was only able to save, not all, for the greater good. Now, he has to save a submerged vessel, which happens to have his ex, Lori (Jessica McNamee), of all people, on board. The thing is, a Megalodon, thought long extinct, has shown up in the waters.
Off course, Statham’s his normal badass, but he doesn’t own the show even though he owns the bulk of the action. In our opinion, little Shuya Sophia Cai, who plays Meiying, Suyin Zhang’s (Li Bingbing) daughter. She immediately names Taylor “Crazy” since that’s what she’s heard the other adults call him. Then, she makes him PROMISE to bring her mom back alive.
Her screen time’s not that much in the grand scheme of things, but when she’s there, her presence’s adorable and one scene’s heartbreaking. She even shows up the megalodon. Statham seems to have a good rapport with kids with fare like 12’s Safe and 13’s Homefront. His rapport with Cai in The Meg’s no different.
You’d think The Meg’s SciFi channel Z-movie fare or Sharknado tongue firmly in cheek fare, but it’s serious with some truly scary stuff going on within and pushing the PG-13 rating…as director Jon Turteltaub’s said in interviews. He’s also said a lot of gory scenes were left on the editing floor to get said PG-13 rating, but he assured the PG-13 was taking right the brink with a Godzilla in water vibe going on. Tell me if you feel it.
I’ll go there.
Anyways, Guys, give The Meg a go for a fun action summer flick that has some serious unexpected turns.
Be good to each other.