Don’t let the title of this film, Meg, fool you.
Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) 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 on-board – 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?
Australian actress Ruby Rose, star of the dreadful TV show Orange Is The New Black, costars in Meg.
Jon Turteltaub, director of the National Treasure Disney flicks, directs this picture, so don’t expect lots of blood and gore.
Chances are, this movie will be as big of a bomb as Warner Bros.’ 2017 summer bomb, King Arthur. Meg cost over $150 million to produce and most likely won’t even make $30 million at the U.S. box office.
The mostly UnAmerican cast though, may, just may, help the film’s chances internationally, as it boasts foreigners of various pedigree, all unknown to U.S. moviegoers, such as Bingbing Li, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Tawanda Manyimo and Rob Kipa-Williams, among others.