The Meg 3D Movie Review

The Meg 3D Movie Review

Written By: Jake Jarvis



Mediocre is the best word to describe the 3D in this movie. The movie has many underwater shots that appear rather murky in 3D. Sometimes you will see water bubbles in 3D that do look nice. Sadly the 3D effects are almost non-existent for many parts of the movie. When the 3D is visible it has a good amount of depth, but little is done with it. There are a few occasional scenes with pop-out 3D and one epic failed pop-out moment during the beach scene. Overall the 3D has its moments but not enough to warrant the extra expense of a 3D ticket.


Final Verdict: Weak 3D 2D Recommended




Every couple of years, Hollywood unleashes yet another shark movie. They tend to be silly like JAWS 3D or DEEP BLUE SEA or suspenseful like the original JAWS or THE SHALLOWSTHE MEG can't decide which lane its in and fails to be silly or suspenseful. This movie had all the ingredients to be a hybrid of the two shark film tropes, but failed to deliver much beyond some very good jump scares. Since it's P-13, there is hardly any blood or gore. The closest thing to gore is the discovery of a wrecked fishing boat. It didn't help that there was zero chemistry between any of the characters. There is some hostility between Jason Statham (playing Jason Statham's public image, but called Jonas Taylor) and Robert Taylor (LONGMIRE) as Dr. Heller. Page Kennedy plays DJ, a character that is a parrot away from being LL Cool Jay's character in DEEP BLUE SEA. Hong Kong actress Li BingBing (TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION) kicks ass as a single mom scientist who flirts with Jason Statham and needs rescuing a few times throughout the film. Pretty much most of the characters are plot chum to move the story forward and to be attacked by the shark. The Meg might have the biggest shark, but it doesn’t do anything to stand out from the rest of the pack of 3D shark movies. I recommend watching one of those older shark movies over this only okay shark movie.


Final Verdict: 5/10

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