Just Keep Swimming [Dummy Review : The Meg]
So, life has been busy lately and I didn’t have time to write. And when I came back it’s a little bit late (and short). But well I’m here now, and I’m telling you this… Just keep swimming.
Swimming with this pre-historical living fossil, The Megalodon.
This is not a movie you imagined.
Spoilers ahead, continue as you wish.
THE MEG (2018)
Jason Statham is the badass cool looking guy here, as usual, working deep down into the ocean.
Like many movies, it started with Jonas Taylor’s (Jason Statham) backstory in a deep-sea rescue mission. His team has connected an excape pod to a sub-marine’s hatch. Things went bad when some collisions rocking the sub. Taylor need to make a tough call, disconnect the escape pod and run away, in process leaving two of his team, or go back to safe their asses.
He chose to flee, sacrificed two of his team to safe other, claiming there were something down there.
Fast forward to five years later, Taylor’s ex-wifey is on a mission exploring the deepest trench in the world, the Mariana trench under supervision of Dr. Minway Zhang (Winston Chao) and his daughter, Oceanographer, Suyin Zhang (Li Bingbing). There are a lot of introductions until we met Taylor’s ex, Lori (Jessica McNamee), who already went deep into the trench, ready to go through a cloud of hydrogen sulfide which forming a thermocline.
They did past the cloud and discovered a whole new world untouched by human. The mission appears to be going well until a very large creature hits the submersible and causes it to lose contact with Mana One, the underwater research facility owned by Zhang and funded by billionaire, Jack Morris (Rainn Wilson).
Remember the bad accident with Taylor years ago?
Well, turned out he was right about the odd thing that smashed the sub. There were something down there, and Lori and her crew was facing it.
Taylor was summoned to save them, cliche.
Long story short, Taylor’s heroic act to save Lori and her team ended up letting out a historical living fossil, the Megalodon.
And here started the amazing adventure where we got to see Jason Statham fighting against giant shark, in the same time keep flirting with Li Bingbing in a very cute way. You gotta see that yourself to see what I’m talking about.
I’m just saying, I am not really used to see Statham with that cutie smile on his face, but yes, it happened.
After all, this is not a full-action movie that you think it would be.
Just– keep swimming with Statham!
Also considering the story is based off of Steve Alten’s 1997 science fiction novel Meg: A Novel of Great Terror, which is the first in a series of books, (maybe) is there any possibility for a sequel?
We shall see.
Personal Rating : ★★★ out of 5