The Meg is due to be released in cinemas soon, but some lucky fans got to see previews of the movie. The story, which is based on the 1997 science fiction novel, Meg: A Novel of Great Terror by Steve Alten, follows Jason Statham as he attempts to defeat the 75 foot, prehistoric Megalodon Shark. Trailers and images from the movie have been widely well received, aside from some fans of the book noticing variations in the trailers. Now, fans have took to twitter to share their early reviews of the movie.
I saw #TheMeg at a screening last night and I can honestly say that I really enjoyed it. It's legitimately well-executed in its tension and action scenes and it 100% knows what type of movie it is without resorting to dumb Sharknado levels of stupidity. Perfect late summer film.
— Conner Schwerdtfeger (@ConnerWS) July 28, 2018
Oh I’m allowed to tweet about The Meg now too.
I LOVED The Meg. It is exactly the bonkers, snowball of excess, wild, dumb, fun movie you are hoping for. It knows exactly what it is but is just serious enough to keep you invested. pic.twitter.com/N7ZYqwQ71z
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 28, 2018
I saw #TheMeg tonight. It featured a massive shark gaining justifiable revenge against dumb dumbs that invaded its home. I am forever pro-shark. And this movie's a freaking blast. @MegMovie pic.twitter.com/c6IzCbWpyE
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) July 28, 2018
#TheMeg *is* like JURASSIC PARK and JAWS on steroids. A total, mega-fun crowd-pleasing riot with bite that’s a gargantuan amount of mega-entertaining, mega-intense thrills. An absolute must see with a crowd. @Themeg2018 @MegMovie @wbpictures pic.twitter.com/pLEy2JJHMJ
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) July 28, 2018
— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) July 28, 2018
Obligatory “I’ve seen #TheMeg and it’s crazy stupid blockbuster fun!!” tweet (sans some intentional soapy melodramatics). Statham vs. Supershark battle does *not* disappoint. Every summer season should have at least one underwater ”Asylum But Better” flick like THE MEG. pic.twitter.com/8ayuTmlRJX
— Howlin' Matt Donato (@DoNatoBomb) July 28, 2018
— Franchise Fred (@FranchiseFred) July 28, 2018
People have named The Meg the “most enjoyable movie of the summer” and praised the balance between not taking itself too seriously and being “just serious enough to keep you invested.” Another fan addressed Sharknado and said that “it 100% knows what type of movie it is without resorting to dumb Sharknado levels of stupidity.”
Hearing that will come as a relief to some people following the success of the ridiculous and widely criticized Sharknado franchise.
In the movie:
A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.
The Meg will be released on August 10.
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