“Get Ready for a Thrilling Showdown: Jason Statham Takes on Mega Jaws in the Deep Blue Sea”

With an impressive ability to survive against all odds, a fierce fighter thrashes at the depths of the ocean like an ancient, enraged monarch. Even though it is past its prime, the creature occasionally emerges from the depths, causing shock and awe with its massive size. In a similar vein, action hero Jason Statham returns to the big screen to take on a gigantic, prehistoric shark that has been around for over two million years. After almost 16 years since his debut in The Transporter, Statham still manages to command attention with his gruff, bald-headed persona that could easily earn him a role on EastEnders as one of the Mitchell brothers.

Li Bingbing and Jason Statham in film 'The Meg' - just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water 

Li Bingbing and Jason Statham star in the movie ‘The Meg’, which is a thrilling tale of a massive shark that will make you think twice before going for a swim. The film is so unbelievably outlandish that I can’t decide whether to recommend it or not, but regardless, it’s worth watching.
The term ‘Meg’ is short for megalodon, a type of enormous shark that was believed to be extinct long ago. However, in Hollywood, extinction seems to be a trivial concept. Summer blockbusters wouldn’t be complete without monstrous creatures from the past wreaking havoc on the present. ‘The Meg’ feels like half ‘Jurassic Park’ and half ‘Jaws’, with a completely absurd storyline.

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The movie kicks off with Jonas Taylor, played by Statham, who portrays a skilled diver, saving the crew of a submarine that’s about to sink. During the rescue mission, someone screams about something crushing the hull, and it becomes apparent to the viewers that there’s a massive megalodon shark on the loose. The movie’s setting is in an underwater location called Philippine Trench, which indicates that it was partially funded by the Far East. Li Bingbing plays the gorgeous female lead, Suyin Zhang, who captures the viewer’s attention.

The Meg is half Jurassic Park, half Jaws, and wholly barmy, according to Brian Viner

Brian Viner describes The Meg as an eccentric combination of Jurassic Park and Jaws. Suyin, the female protagonist of the movie, is not only attractive but also daringly venturesome and well-connected. Her father, Dr. Minway Zhang, is a brilliant scientist who supervises an oceanic research facility, situated 200 miles off the coast of China, funded by an energetic American billionaire named Jack Morris, played by Rainn Wilson. However, the acting in the film is as conspicuous as a shark attack, and the lines are so clumsy that they give rise to laughter in the audience. Although it seems that the filmmaker, Jon Turteltaub, aimed for subtle humor, the overall impression is that he intended for the movie to be taken seriously, which is rather amusing. The comical final caption of the film further emphasizes its tongue-in-cheek approach.

Jason Statham in the Warner Bros. new movie : The Meg (2018): After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor (Statham) must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible

In Warner Bros.’ new film, “The Meg” (2018), Jason Statham plays Jonas Taylor who, after narrowly escaping from a 70-foot shark attack, must confront his fears to rescue people trapped in a sunken submersible. The story picks up five years after Jonas’s initial rescue mission, which unfortunately damaged his reputation due to his claims about the massive shark. Consequently, he is now living as a beach bum in Thailand. In a typical movie fashion, Jonas is called back to action when a crew of an exploration vessel discovers a new maritime world, including a family of megalodons who have destroyed their ship. As the only one with the skills to save them, Jonas reluctantly agrees to help when he hears that his ex-wife and her crew are trapped. However, it is worth noting that all the women who work at the research station are portrayed as uncommonly gorgeous, with the message that beauty equals oceanography skills. Lastly, Jonas’s wetsuit is described as being like an extra-thick beef sausage in a chipolata skin, which is quite a sight to behold.

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After bonding with Suyin’s adorable daughter, our hero proves that he has the potential to be an excellent father as well as a skilled shark-hunter. The stage is set for him to save the world, specifically those vacationing at Sanya Bay in China where the megalodon is headed. Director Jon Turteltaub recreates a scene from Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1975 film Jaws, which unintentionally highlights how the shark movie genre has regressed in the past 43 years, with the exception of special effects. The Meg boasts impressive special effects, making it marginally more enjoyable. Jason Statham, who remains stoic throughout, reportedly performs his own stunts and never reveals whether he requires the underwater equipment for oxygen or testosterone. Unfriended: Dark Web is technically a sequel to the 2014 horror film Unfriended, but it stands alone as screenwriter Stephen Susco’s directorial debut. The film delves into the dark and dangerous side of the internet, where predators and perverts lurk. After watching this film, you may want to discard your laptop or be grateful that you don’t own one.

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The new film, like its predecessor, takes place entirely on a computer screen, which initially seems intriguing but quickly becomes tedious. The plot follows Matias, an American in his twenties, who foolishly claims someone else’s lost laptop from an internet cafe. He soon discovers disturbing and bizarre content on the computer, leading him and his friends into a world of sexual deviancy, abduction, and murder. Although well-acted and cleverly constructed, the film’s reliance on computer skills feels increasingly implausible, detracting from its effectiveness as a modern fable. In contrast, The Darkest Minds, based on a young-adult novel, seems derivative of similar sci-fi fare like The Hunger Games and Divergent. Though director Jennifer Yuh Nelson tries to balance the dystopian world with a summer-camp love story, the overall result feels muddled and may leave its intended audience feeling unsatisfied.

The Darkest Minds is based on a young-adult novel and plays out like a pallid version of The Hunger Games or Divergent films, says Brian Viner

Brian Viner describes The Darkest Minds, a film adapted from a young-adult novel that lacks the appeal of popular dystopian movies such as The Hunger Games and Divergent.

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