Glamovi – The Meg reviews. Five years ago, an expert on marine divers and former Navy Captain Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) faced an unexpected distress in the Mariana Trench that forced him to cancel his mission and also leave the crew.
The incident made him dishonorably dishonorable.
Now he is returning to the sea on a mission to save Chinese scientists under the attack of a 70-foot white shark named Carcharodon Megalodon.
Jonas must be able to deal with the fears and risks of his own life, and also the life of everyone trapped under the sea, one of which is his ex-wife.
In addition to the legendary Jaws and Sharknado franchise that became cults in class B movies, there is now a film that presents the terror of sharks: The Meg.
The ‘special’ shark in the film The Meg is not an ordinary shark, but a giant megalodon ancient shark that has been thought to be extinct.
The Meg opened with the mission of a small team that explored the Mariana Sea Trench, the lowest point on earth, whose depth is unknown to humans.
The research team who boarded a submarine managed to penetrate the thermocline in the sea trough, and found an underwater world that had not been explored so far. It’s just that on the way, they are attacked by a mysterious monster.
Even they can’t go back to the surface.
At the research station, chief scientist Zhang (Winston Chao) and mission leader Mac (Cliff Curtis), were forced to contact Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham).
Jonas, is a reliable diver who has a bad experience in his past. In a mission that took several lives, he claimed his submarine was attacked by a giant monster.
This claim, made him labeled as a crazy person.
Mac and Zhang’s request made Jonas think, did the incident he experienced had something to do with this incident?
Full of tension
Tension, obviously becomes one main dish in The Meg. Since the early minutes, the film by director Jon Turteltaub has indeed shown the terror of the ancient shark. Starting from the visualization of these giant animals to jump scare in a number of parts.
One of the strengths of this film is the dynamics of the characters that are made interesting. Especially supporting characters such as the character of the little girl brave Meiying, also (Sophia Cai) and the operator with a big mouth, DJ (Page Kennedy). Scenes that show both of them often invite smiles and laughter from the audience.
It’s just that, the plot of this story, especially in a number of key scenes, feels very forced. One of them is the shrewdness of the shark in hunting down its prey. Likewise with the action scene in this film. Including about the purpose of this research, which is arguably not so clear, in contrast to the more obvious reasons included in the novel that became the basis of this film, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, written by Steve Alten.
But The Meg does not seem to be intended to make the audience’s brain work. Like food, this film can be likened to snacks. Not something that is filling, but it can be eaten when it’s fun to fill your spare time.
. Producer: COLIN WILSON, LORENZO DI BONAVENTURA, BELLE AVERY
. Director: Jon Turteltaub
. Writer: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
. Cast: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis
. Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
. Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-fi
. Duration: 112 Minutes. (Glamovie).