Some formulas never get old. In the case of The Meg, that applies to the classic rivalry of man vs. giant sea creature. From Moby Dick to Sharknado, it’s a partnership that’s been proven to work.
The Meg is very much a Jason Statham movie, in the same way that Rampage is all about the Rock. Statham plays a deep sea rescue diver with a unique mission: protecting a research submarine from a giant prehistoric shark. That’s the titular Meg, short for Megalodon.
The film’s tagline is “Chomp on this.” They know what we’re here for.
This is clearly the stupid-but-brilliant summer blockbuster of 2018, tiding us over while we wait for the next Fast and Furious to arrive.