The Meg (2018)

  • Gist: Like Jaws, but JAAAWWWWZZZZ!!!!!!!
  • Script: Multicultural casts and stories are great, but the increasing trend to MARKET big-budget movies to multiple cultures, principally Chinese, American, and European, all at the same time, results in scripts that SPELL-IT-OUT–R-E-A-L-L-Y–CLEARLY, whether drama, romance, or humor, so it’s easy to translate into any language or culture. All subtlety and nuance is S-M-A-S-H-E-D.
  • Acting: Oh, you know, it’s Jason Statham as a Jason Statham guy, Li Bingbing as a tough/vulnerable woman, Ruby Rose as a tough smart girl, there’s an angelic child who literally wears angel wings, etc.
  • Science and Engineering fidelity: Ha ha ha ha ha ha, cute!
  • SFX: Lots of JAAAWWWWZZZZ!!!!!!!!

Conclusion: See it after a hard week when you need a brain break.

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