• The Meg (2018)

The Meg

Release Date: August 10th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it - an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean - carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard - he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon - the largest marine predator that ever existed - still be alive ... and on the hunt?

Cast: Jason Statham , Rainn Wilson , Ruby Rose , Ólafur Darri Ólafsson , Robert Taylor

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Genres: Action , Horror , Thriller , Sci-Fi

Production Co: Apelles Entertainment,Flagship Entertainment Group,Gravity Pictures,Maeday Productions,Di Bonaventura Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Screen International

    It’s a likeable popcorn movie, with some good monster moments, an engaging international cast and Jon Turteltaub helming a family-friendly balance of laughter and mayhem. show more

  • 60
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Like director Jon Turteltaub’s underrated National Treasure movies, The Meg has an innate understanding of its own absurdity, and is at its best when it embraces and amplifies that impulse. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Blandly internationalized, generically derivative, drained of any personality, edited as if by computer and bleached of the slightest hint of emotion other than a holiday card-like sympathy for children and allegedly cute animals, The Meg is a one hundred percent inorganic meal, something made from pre-tasted and then regurgitated ingredients. show more

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