Reviews: The Meg (2018)

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  • Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: while the movie’s situations are incontrovertibly silly, [Turteltaub]’s delivered a slick summer entertainment. Jason Statham is a welcome reprieve from Rock fatigue.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Meg doesn’t deliver on its summer B-movie promises, though Jason Statham does his best to hold the movie together.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The Meg is an unabashed B-movie, but it’s one that plays a bit more low-key than something like the Sharknado series, which I think works to its advantage. The cast is fun and engaging, and the action, despite PG-13 restrictions, is satisfying.
  • Matt Donato @ SlashFilm
    • Excerpt: LIKE YOU COULD MESS UP “JASON STATHAM VS A GIANT SHARK” IF YOU TRIED.
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Meg could have been so bad it’s good. No such luck.
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: A perfect blend of silly and serious, plausible and preposterous. It knows what it is and doesn’t over or undersell its goods.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Jason Statham versus a giant prehistoric shark. It’s never less — yet also never more — than you expect, and never more suspenseful or scary than it is cheesy. But whatev. Go, and enjoy.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: More SyFy than Spielberg, The Meg will quench the thirst of those seeking shallow shark vs. human mini-bites – but those seeking depth and actual meat to chew on will be left hungry.
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: It’s neither silly enough to work as a comedy nor serious enough to be really suspenseful, instead it is made up of pieces of much better films that it hurls into the water like so much chum, hoping unsuspecting audiences will take a bite.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: If you’re looking for some enjoyably bonkers summer-themed fun, here it is.
  • Nell Minow @ Movie Mom
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: It’s a tale of two movies: a suspense thriller that doesn’t quite embrace its horror premise and a light blockbuster actioner with idiots getting their comeuppance as stereotypical romance under duress transports us back to 90s chauvinism under a filter of flimsy sensitivity (Oh, but Jonas adores children).
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Bites odd more than it can chew.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
    • Excerpt: If you need any more of a reason to see The Meg other than “Jason Statham versus a big frickin’ shark,” you have no sense of fun and need to get that remedied, stat.
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • [New] | Michael Reuben @ Blu-ray.com
    • Excerpt: The Meg is mindless, formulaic fun, shamelessly stealing from—and even directly quoting—a wide array of predecessors from Deep Blue Sea to The Abyss to Jaws itself. The film never pretends to be anything more than the PG-13 nonsense it is, and by not asking itself or us to take it more seriously, it manages to create two hours of effective popcorn diversion.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: A toothless monster shark movie.
  • Robert Yaniz Jr. @ We Got This Covered