The Meg (2018) - Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li
Length: 113 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 215 out of 1000 found boring (21.5%)

One-line Reviews (586)

This is one of the worst movies of 2018 , it didn't even feel like a movie, the editing was awful and the cinematography was horrible.

With films, like fast and the furious or deep blue sea, there is a consistent tone and style throughout the film, and that's what makes those films so enjoyable to watch.

A ridiculous budget for an overrated predictable flick.

No bad, in fact I enjoyed it.

It's definitely worth watching - just don't expect much in the way of human intelligence.

It was actually fun and very enjoyable.

The final beach scene is a bit too far fetched to be believable, but it is still an entertaining to watch.

Tedious and annoyingly cliched .

Boring flick nothing much to it

Spending way too much time on a superfluous love story, this American-Chinese adaptation of the 1997 novel is surprisingly boring for a giant shark movie.

It was painfully predictable and boring.

The action here is very intense as well, and even though you can kinda figure out for yourself who's going to die and who isn't, it still manages to keep you on the edge of your seat with some great special effects, choreography and even some effective jump scares...

For the most part, this was an enjoyable mainstream creature feature.

Unbelievable waste of time.

A Big Yawn!

However, for adult even though the film is enjoyable the conclusion is so unnatural and seems forced as I think the giant died in unsatisfactory manner.

The movie was a summer blockbuster through-and-through, and it was quite enjoyable just taken as-is.

All in all a very enjoyable shark movie, and one that definitely takes the sinking shark genre and brings it back to the surface.

It's action packed from start to finish.

Because the movie was entertaining from start to end.

All the bad reviews are spot on, it's not so bad it's funny, it's so bad it's unbearable.

This movie was boring.

highly derivative and boring .

The CG is quite good, and the movie is entertaining at least.

Other than that garbage anti shark propaganda which pretty much just had me going...

This movie deserves a 0/10 for the most boring and predictable movie you can get.

Just awful, it's boring, not funny & not interesting.

It's an absolute waste of anyone's time.

I'd just like to say that if you watch it in your second language on a long bus ride, it's very entertaining!

Absolutely the worse movie I have ever seen, so predictable and racial stereotyping of every ethnic group, and it shows there is no integrity when it comes to money for the ppl of Hollywood and were supposed to admire them in Hollywood wow what a joke all's you have to do is wave money at those no talent shallow ppl and they will do anything.

Absolute waste of time and resources.


I fell asleep when I watched.

It was suspenseful.

You go in, expecting that some of the content will be a bit stereo typical and predictable borderline cheesy, with similar characters/situations that you are familiar with and a complete escapism mindset into a make believe world.

A cheaply made film with typical cliche scenarios and awful actors/actresses with their generic plot lines shoved down our throats.

Good film, but a bit slow to get into, meaning the beginning & some of it is a bit boring

It is evident that his character is the one that really matters since he is the only one receiving a compelling backstory, so naturally I care about him.

Much of the film seems familiar, but different and evocative of Ice Cube in 22 Jump Street extolling Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum to deliver the same thing as before.

It is incredibly predictable, full of bad jokes, with terrible performances and unrealistic special effects, full of moments easy to predict and we are able to guess how it ends, a movie that doesn't really take itself seriously.

In a single word, The Meg was significantly "boring".

It has very poor CGI graphics, very poor acting, laughable Chinese propaganda, cheesy lines and over the top grandiose setting (most of it virtual CGI).

Could have been good, but too much Chinese propaganda .

I would advice you to keep away from this at all costs and don't waste your time on this.

Entertaining enough for a lazy Sunday afternoon at home In My Humble Opinion.

Anti Shark Propaganda .

Waste of time .

that being said the meg is actually a pretty good movie it's enjoyable there are some moments where you do get jumpy.

Yes, it is as predictable as a Hallmark movie but it was entertaining.

Surprisingly entertaining .

Very predictable .

It's big, terrifying and entertaining.

Saving people on numerous occasions.. practically fighting a shark with his bare hands.. it gets a bit boring to find he's the best at everything again.

Entertaining Mega Jaws .

Don't waste your time

The sharks are dolled up to look extremely cool ( i say SHARKS because there happens to be more than just one huge one) and frightening which is one of the movies strongest points and some of the intense underwater scenes are quite well done and well shot.

Jason Stratham action star is the star in this action packed thriller about s prehistoric shark that has an appetite for people, whales, etc.the movie reminds me of deep star six .

A cliche filled joke of a film .

To put it into one sentence, this movie was so boring...

THIS time he saves us from a really really big shark called a Megalodon (or Meg if you're nasty) All hell breaks loose as usual, there's drama, suspense, comedy and even a little hints at romance (wink, wink) And the cast put together for this thrilling adventure work well together.

60% action, 40% boring .

The Big Yawn .

All of the characters are as cliche as they come and for the most part portrayed by terrible actors.

There are some clear influences from Jaws, mainly when it comes to the suspenseful moments.

All the characters where pure cliche.

the whale & dog & kid cliche crap doesn't work at all cuz a)seen it b4 b) terrible embarrassing dialogue &c) u see it all coming a mile away.

Still, the movie is enjoyable and I would certainly recommend watching it as long as you don't expect this to be the next Jaws.

It is an entertaining take on a shark thriller, as it mixes thrills, scares and jokes all in one.

Plus , this movie has the laziest scenario ever , the dialogue is very boring and childish.

I was promised a fun and entertaining shark movie that knows what it is and has fun with it, so I was prepared for that.

Breathtaking .

What is with Jason Stathams accent these days it's so confusing, he was pretty decent it and had excellent chemistry with the all the other actors.

This is when the movie becomes more tedious than the beginning.

Entertaining, good shark action for shark lovers.

This movie was funny and totally entertaining as a summer blockbuster style film.

I was bored out of my mind during what was intended to be the thrilling climax of the film, and it instead felt like a Coldplay music video.

First of all it's the poor acting, combined with the lack of any film effect and the frames per second we've come to be used to in a movie, makes everything seem contrived, cheaply contrived at that.

Lots of cliche and crimgey moments, unrealistic, not very good acting, pretty darn poor all around

Worth the watch .

It's just another case of a quick cash inflow with a simple and predictable adventure movie.

This movie is just predictable and full of cliche.

The story was so predictable and the actors were lame (even Jason Statham disappointed me).

Overall it was very entertaining and I enjoyed it.

The only real issue to be had with this one is the simplistic story that brings about a series of intense cliches.

At no point throughout this adaptation of Peter Benchley's 1997 pulpy page-turner does the viewer need to use their brain, because it's designed to be an entertaining, exciting summer movie with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

If you're liking for something action packed this ain't it.

I took my 10 year old grandson and we both loved it, it felt like a blockbuster shark movie, not as vicious as Jaws but it had a really good feel good element, this is what a movie should be like, entertaining...

Really this movie is just waste of time.

Sure he plays pretty much the same character over and over but he's entertaining in these roles so I don't mind.

There were many redeeming qualities that gave this movie an aura of adrenaline junky's delight.

The plot is predictable?

I liked it but I wouldn't say it had me on the edge of my seat.

An enjoyable film with excellent CGI and a bit of comedy.

Worth watching for comedy effect.

Story was poorly boring and that is what i have to say Rating : 2.4/10

Meh, Nice CGI but Same Ol' Predictable Story .

Don't waste your time......

Boring, animal lovers don't watch .

Lot of flaws and was a waste of time and pain in the a** sitting.

I'm gonna use the words of the last reviewer: "cheesy & predictable".

The story was predictable...

He is always entertaining to watch, even if he always seems like the same character.

The Meg, an action and adventure movie, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and written by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber, is a cliché movie in which a former expert diver, the leading actor Jason Statham, now a heavy drunkard, has to go back to action to save the world from a 21 mts long prehistoric shark.

Indeed, everything is predictable, so just go with the flow and enjoy the special effects, the comical situations, that stupid guy Statham who's stiffness is a joke "an sich".

Bad predictable entertaining shark movie.

So can we just get back to suspending reality and belief enough to enjoy a fantastic movie, and quit nit-picking it like some overpaid uninteresting highbrow movie critic???

But even with all its flaw the meg stays an enjoyable ride with a lot of waves and thrill accompanied by shark.

A lot of the shots lack any scale or perspective, CGI is a step up from SyFy Original but average at best, the action is hard to follow and fails to capitalize on any fun moments (see further down), and pacing is ruined because of the crap elements above.

Moderately entertaining .

All I can say is hail Sharknado terrific movies compared to this , save your money.

Don waste your time

Super cheesy & predictable.

By far the worst movie of statham and he is one of my fav actors!

Despite these issues, this was an enjoyable and exciting film.

Why make another movie about a dull 15ft Great White shark if you can also work with a prehistoric 70ft Megalodon!?

The Chinese actors were pointless, other than to fulfill the propaganda goal of the mainland Communists ('We're nice and friendly...

Ok glad someone enjoyed it I guess if I'd never seen another shark movie, or cheesy wana b love story sub plot etc...

I enjoyed it.

Had plenty of thrilling, action moments including a spectacular ending.

Its stale, boring, cgi numbness that just never ends.

Where similar films of the same genre have tried either too hard or too little, The Meg plays around with obvious tropes, lampoons itself and provides a compelling plot, likable characters and impressive special effects.

Waste of Time , Worst Plot , Worst Dialogues .

The visual effects were bland and not realistic at all.

Incredibly stupid movie with terrible acting, cringe-worthy dialogue and cliche characters.

The Meg is an engaging, fun 2-hour trip at the theatre.

I enjoyed it plot holes, cheesy(not too cheesy) love story and all.

I was so pleased that my wife kept falling asleep (not sure if she was also bored, or just tired) and eventually told me I could watch something else.

A pretty mediocre attempt to recreate Jaws in a much broader way (Well atleast it was entertaining especially of you're with a kid or you are a kid).

But these things are just a few minutes out of a otherwise very dull boring film.

and it goes lenghts to just make you fall to sleep.

So start with the goodFar from the worst movies out there CGI and chase scenes were decent enough The little dog survives :) The little asian girl and the guy from Heroes are the best actors in the movie Much like Jurassic Park someone you are bound to hate gets eaten The end scene with all the sharks getting revenge was funnyThat's pretty much it for the goodsThe Plot holes/fatual errors in the movie and there are lots of them can be summed up with googling The Meg goofs.

worst movie this year .

Boring .

Enjoyable Pap .

This film was boring.

As it is, he's made a film about a shark as big as a football pitch that still somehow commits the cardinal sin of being boring.

It was a film of three acts and only the first one was informative believable and enjoyable after that it fell short .

The actors have good on-screen chemistry, the visuals and CGI are done quite well, and for me, The Meg was a pretty okay and entertaining movie.

It also has to be one of the most predictable movies I've ever seen.

Another China Propaganda Movie Through Hollywood .

Exciting Twists and turns.

With that said this movie is such a waste of 2 hours of your life that you might as well just find a different movie to watch.

This film could of been really good , the first hour was quite intense but just lost its way and got a little boring.

So, if you do not have anything to do, and you want to waste a couple hours of your life, go to the cinema, at least this movie is not an enormous disappointment to watch.

Worth watching once.

Instead, it's simply a surprisingly entertaining film.

Laughable CGI, predictable story, long and boring .

The Meg is in general a bad movie, but still enjoyable.

A lot more enjoyable than Rampage which came out around a similar time and is about a giant, destruction causing monster.

Boring .


This abomination has virtually none, and what little there is, is filmed in the most boring way imaginable.

This movie is so unintentionally funny that it becomes entertaining.

Overall, still enjoyable, about what you expected.

worst movie I've seen for years .

They are the most enjoyable characters and bring a good amount of personality when they are on the screen.

Many of the auxiliary characters from the novel are either cut, or made so pointless they may as well have been and while yes, the novel has far more time than the movie, what little time the movie has it squanders on pointless sequences that almost beg you to become connected with the very 2d characters.

Jason Statham does what he does best - and delivers exactly what you'd expect - in this silly but somewhat watchable giant shark movie; decent effects & Rainn Wilson help to elevate a terrible, trivial, & predictable script

The plot was boring and predictable- even for a shark movie, and the nods to Jaws were a complete embarrassment.

The worst movie i've ever watched.

I enjoyed it and thought it was a fun summer flick and actually enjoyed the characters and their interactions.

Ridiculous but entertaining .

I really enjoyed it and if it's an easy watch you're after then this is definitely it.

The Herculean set-pieces are compelled by Harry Gregson-Williams' soundtrack, mixing environmental and suspenseful compositions that are assembled with popular hits and '80s-'90s classics such as the Thai version of "Hey Mickey" by Toni Basil or "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin, which endows it that nonchalant feeling, that PG-13 the executives have decided to embrace.

The helicopter crashes were so predictable, the arrogant rich guy dies , the good looking women all survive, the good old heroic sacrifices , this has it all.

It was disgusting, boring, and dumb in general.

This has be one of the worst movies I have seen since that horrible one called "The Shallows.

This movie is fun, funny, and exciting.

While I was looking for another movie with Jason Statham, I came across this production, and boy, was it a waste of my time.

I closed my eyes to doze at least three times during this film.

It's way too familiar with what's going to happen here which keeps things going along at a steady pace due to hitting all the familiar beats and plot-points, from the rescue attempts being pulled off at the last minute to the characters kept out of danger simply by their billing and rendering the encounters with them as quite bland.

Nothing funny, boring action, no interesting or thought provoking moments.

I enjoyed it.

Actually a feelgood 90's style adventure with humour & exciting sense of wonder i loved it.

Cliché heaven.

when the large guy is exiting through the hatch and yelling at Toshi to hurry, meanwhile he's going through the hatch as slow as humanly possible because someones gotta die right!

I was skeptical walking in, however, there were plenty of twists and thrilling scenes that kept you on the edge of your seat.

Entertaining .

The shark looked more like a toy and the whole film was a cross between a comedy and serious but boring film.

Boring story, Mediocre acting , Good graphics .

Instead of the awe inspiring myth of a monster's name, you get a giant oversized fish.

) I mean, it's a Jason Statham film, it isn't meant to be high art, it's just meant to be fun and thrilling, and from that view point, it was successful.

Pointless animal killings .

So boring .

Dont waste your time.

Entertaining from the get go.

Took me 3 attempts to even watch it all the way through, I kept getting bored and then distracted.

Entertaining as is every Jason Statham movie .

The Meg is an entertaining film for fans of action and adventure movies.

In the beginning, it was already off to a slow start.

The Chinese actors are horrible, the drama is clichéd and predictable, the characters act like aliens trying to act like human beings (something I've noticed is typical for Chinese actors).

The kids really enjoyed it, and so did I!!.

Worst movie ever .

The script is boring and forced.

Intriguing premise, fairly well done.

Bored-stiff on a Wednesday night with a TV Remote in my hand.

I had herd it was good from a couple of friends but when I watched it I realised it was just a predictable and boring mess.

Some shark scenes were pretty cool, however very predictable movie.

Still, this movie IS entertaining: slickly made stuff that does manage to generate some great near-miss thrills.

Would have given It a 1 but upped it because hubby enjoyed it and Jason staitham is always worth a look.

so many cliche moments.


By and large, it's little more than an inanely gaiety, senselessly thrilling survival ride.

This is Jason's worst performance, probably due to the acting of the pretentious and totally disastrous actress.

Very predictable in most parts but slightly enjoyed it.

It was still enjoyable with the right attitude.

In conclusion it's a bad movie but still enjoyable if you're not expecting something great

Predictable writing to very poor writing.


Oh, and the dog survives - how unpredictable was that!.

Not only is the overall look and feel of the film, including the sleek and slick layouts of the underwater research station as well as the high-end special effects work all create a fantastically enjoyable entry.

I kind of enjoyed it.

Certainly one of the better shark flicks and visually stunning to boot.

Yes it's cheesy, funny and far fetched but it's great fun, my wife and I enjoyed it along with our friends in a movie night out, well worth the ticket.

The plot is garbage,the acting is lame and the lines are predictable and flat.

Go watch The Meg with a positive state of mind, shut the brain off, enjoy what good it has to offer and remember what all the people involved in the project intended for it to be from the beginning which is a fun, exciting man vs.

Movie seemed really long but it was quite predictable.

One of the WORST movie.

The director should have done better, the acting was poor and boring !

Pointless .

Too predictable with too many derivative scenes from Jaws and other films.

It does keep you on the edge of your seat.

All the scenes besides Statham vs the Meg ones are boring and poorly acted (especially the Asian lady, she's horrible).

Personally I really enjoyed it, it had a nice amount of humour, the acting was good all round, it even had a couple of decent jump moments.

That means you've got to do some serious investing into the characters and bring a story that will be gripping.

cause I loved sharks movie so I have tried every thing and avoid everything can makes me hate the movie but oh ma god,flat flat flat acting,lot of predictable poor design of action,CGI is worst that a new games generations,and oh I can't even mention the plot holes,and stupid stupid storyline and very naive heroic acts lol omg the fight with the submarine in the last scene is unforgivable ,I was like oh really,do u even believe ur self,cartoons are better Well I am happy it wasn't a theatre experience and no money wasted beside my time

It's too well made to be an entertaining train wreck.

I was wrong how can a film about a massive shark be boring.

Jason joins us for an intense intro with a first glimpse of the journey the Meg is about to embark on, with us.

I watched it with a friend at home and we enjoyed it.

Worst dialogues, worst acting and worst movie.

Pure mindless action that is quite entertaining if you treat it like pure mindless action.

This Chinese-American production, directed by Jon Turteltaub, offers some scares and gore, inconsistent visual effects that are far more animated than its rugged leading actor/action figure, Jason Statham, who grumbles his way throughout the movie, and a very formulaic plot in which only the dumb, villainous, or heroic will perish.

Now that was very unbearable and not even possible.

Except for a couple of action scenes, the rest is surprisingly dull, awkward dialogue is embarrassing and there is nothing original or credible about the storyline at all.

If you enjoy predictable, rigidly formulaic monster moves with 2d characters acted by wooden actors, with a splash of tacky cutes and a dash of trite romantic interest, then this is the film for you.

Yet it is reasonably entertaining and almost works.

It becomes pointless to analyze the script of a brainless big-budget film of this kind, where overly ambitious entertainment comes first.

The movie was full of twist and unexpected things that were really cool!

It is full of drama and suspense and keeps you on the edge of you seat for the entire movie.

Anyway, The Meg is a movie that gives us what we want: an entertaining story.

This is a co-production between Hollywood and China, so expect Chinese supporting actors and more than a little propaganda.

This wasn't horror, thrilling, or suspenseful, it was an action movie starring Jason Statham.

It was fun, entertaining, & worth every penny.

So the film as film was going on I was getting pretty bored and tired beacause that movie absolutely makes no sense.

It needs to be frightening but a visually stunning movie to help keep the audience's eyes on the screen even when they want to look away.

Oh well, it was mindless and mildly entertaining.

Enjoyed it more than I expected.

It hits all the usual milestones of a shark movie with a good number of twists to make it unpredictable in an exciting way.

Don't waste your time with this movie!

The Meg was very suspenseful with a great cast -- none of whom I recognized.

The storyline is very boring and far-fetched as well.

I found the characters surprisingly entertaining and likable.


Exciting, good acting, great story.

I know Suyin is a professional, but upon first contact with something totally unexpected and jeopardised your daughter's safety, wouldn't you have screamed, eyes wide with terror, on tenterhooks?

My wife and I started our Friday night by watching "La La Land", but this widely acclaimed multiple Oscar winner and alleged masterpiece bored and irritated me from the very first moments.

This film is an action packed crazed shark V humans film that's been done one too many times now.


Or you could at least expect a scary or epic soundtrack to build up the tension, but no, it's empty.

So, painful and predictable.

It tries to blow up the shark like jaws (yawn) and then tries to jump scare you like 47 meters down.

If you ever have insomnia and you don't have anything to do, then maybe it's worth watching to clear your mind and kill the nerve cell's for a while.

It's just a good, fun, entertaining movie and I loved it!

Ok, to mention good things about this movie right away - Statham was mildly entertaining (and good looking for a 50 y.

Quite boring, with some pretty ocean shots.

The action scenes build up quite well to showcase increasing destructive power of the Meg, albeit with some predictable deaths and corny character interactions.

The most predictable thing I've seen in awhile with the most generic dialogue and I see a lot of movies ha.

The plot is interesting and I would say (in spite of my son,) that it is an entertaining movie with a good plot line.

The worst movie of the decade .

However if you go into open minded and light hearted you will have a much more enjoyable experience.

Great Movie I really enjoyed it, i love shark movies :)

All in all this movie is lacking alot of suspence and get's pretty boring because of it.

Except for some scenes where the shark appears, the rest is a waste of time.

A fun totally entertaining experience .

I love the fast and the furious because those films know exactly what they are and how to play up the ridiculous elements that make them so enjoyable in a dumb entertainment way.

It was just too damn boring.

Nothing happens for about 45 minutes really and most action in a out the last 10 minutes of the film.

Well I enjoyed it .

Such a poor acting I am trying to think of a word that would best describe this Boring movie

yawn add the terrible script which appears to have been written by a five year old and you have the ingredients of this steaming pile of crap I watched this with a Jason statham fan, yes they exist.

In other words don't waste ur time!

The movie is just a bland, imitation of the once great Jaws movie.

SOOO predictable.

Boring and cringy

It's the way of the world, I guess, and maybe those new to such films will find "The Meg" more thrilling than I did.

Everyone can be mute and the movie can still be just as boring.

Dull and boring.

Apart from that it's completely lame, unrealistic and boring garbage, not only from a science perspective.

Now if you're in the mood to make fun of a movie for its many mistakes and bad acting "The Meg" is your movie; but the for anyone looking for an enjoyable experience you should probably skip this one.

It was predictable, it was repetitive, it was to much..this is the core of the Shark movie genre, this is what makes them unic and this movie has it all.

Movie is like the 80s movie yaws but with bigger shark if you like predictable movies with classic bad guy shark this is your movie to watch.

Much better than the Sharknado rubbish - those are unwatchable in my opinion.


Well it's one of the slowest and boriest movie that Jason couldn't even help.

Yes just sit back & enjoy this big fun Action Horror comedy fun movie that's a thrilling monster movie & big budget B-movie & could sit nicely next to flicks like Godzilla,Deep Blue Sea, Anaconda,Lake Placid,Jurassic park films & others.

There's plenty of armrest gripping tension in many scenes to keep you engaged, though not much in the way of payoff when someone does eat it (or gets eaten, as the case may be).

However it was actually enjoyable.

The movie is a joke, boring, no excitement or entertainment at all.

Entertaining so much!!!!!!!!!.

THE MEG was an excellent exciting action packed fun big budget monster movie that's excellently directed & full of fun & thrills & exciting moments throughout!!.

A solid B movie with large production sets and cliche characters, dialogues and plot, compensated by fast food efficiency and likeable cast.

simply a waste of time!!

The lead attack on the first shark manages plenty of open water fun in the matter of tactics employed against it as they dive in the cage or tracking it with the restraining equipment which brings about the eventual method of capturing the first specimen in a fun, exciting manner.

This movie is so boring that I am sitting on my phone writing this review while watching it.

Long after you get tired of everything else about the movie, and you will, you won't get tired of the beautiful Asian women scattered throughout, even singing an Asian version of "Hey, Mickey" at the end, which might be the next most compelling thing about the whole picture.

The book was fun, well written and had compelling characters.

The movie starts out slow and fairly steadily, and of course you don't get to see the shark right away, because suspense had to be built up.

If 'Rampage' was entertaining.

So, when you watch a movie like this you don't expect it to be high art, you don't expect it to be without a few "goofs", you only expect it to be entertaining and it is.

Very slow and boring...

You've got to make sure the dialogue is on point and the animatronics, CGI, stunts and additional effects have got to be mind blowing.

There are many scenes that drag on far too long with people talking and nothing really happening, and since the movie isn't very serious there is never any suspense throughout it.

The cast are all entertaining, too.

Story is just boring.

Completey Hideous, you can tell there is no script here as the lines are 80% improvised.

Really boring not enough action.

Still, it has some great scenes and it never really disappoints, except knowing they sliced out some of the more intense scenes for that coveted PG-13 rating is a bit of a bummer.

Exactly what I expected from an action monster movie fun, exciting, predictable, cool CGI.

The film highpoints are some exciting action sequences, though these would have been a better if the film were a C15 or C18.

Entertaining movies have at least that for the rescue.

a highly enjoyable / forgettable investment of money and time

The plot felt rushed at times and really slow at times.

It felt exciting like the first 'Jurassic Park'.

A summer movie made for teens, and enjoyable as that (despite my being older, I can still remember what it was like to be one 😉).

I was bored in my hotel room one night and decided to rent this film for $18.

Dull and boring.

Fun, funny, and exciting .

I thought it was very entertaining visually and a cool concept.

The Meg doesn't compare - the script is simply not as fun, entertaining, or suspenseful at all.

A very predictable spectacle to go along with your typical movie theater treats.

Jason Statham plays Jonas Taylor, disgraced professional rescue diver, who is dragged back for one more mission when an exploratory submersible containing his ex-wife is trapped deep in an undersea trench.

In spite being almost two hours,it remained interesting and exciting.

But it was just an artificial and boring mess.

This movie was fine, The CGI is good, the acting is meh, pretty much the movie is good but it isn't great, i kinda enjoyed it, the action scenes between the fight of jason statham and the meg was good, there was a kinda sad scene on which the korean girl's dad died (or maybe chinese girl?

Worth the watch if you're into the concept.

It's was action packed.

However, if you want mindless action, predictable story and a whole lot of fun then this is the movie for you!

The movie is just flat out boring with poor attempts at jump scares and delivery of a jokes punchline.

I really got bored in the cinema

Boring And Extremely Forgettable .

I really enjoyed it I was dubious after the trailer, showed all these implausible bits.

As for the shark killings (the real reason that The Meg is intriguing), they are just as boring and forgettable as the characters.

Huge waste of time .

Weak predictable story.

Many recent films have failed because they put diversity, inclusion and political correctitude ahead of compelling drama.

Dull and boring .

The story is not moving,thrilling but still entertaining.

Save your money.

Having just recently seen "The Meg", I can honestly say that it was a thoroughly enjoyable romp.

Yes, it's hoary old hokum, but it's hugely enjoyable.

In fact, this might as well have been a movie that had Dwayne Johnson in the lead, and it would still have been an enjoyable movie.

While "The Meg" does follow that generic and straight forward formula of 'how-to-make-a-shark-movie' then it was still an enjoyable movie experience; one that was packed with action, suspense and a pinch of drama.

It is actually so predictable that you can tell what is going to happen and who is going to make it from the get go.

This was painful, predictable, pile of stuff that comes out of the south end of a north bound mule

Reminded me a lot of Deep Blue Sea: scientists somehow think that studying a ferocious man-eating monster at close range is somehow a good idea, a clueless billionaire patron who doesn't care about risks and just wants the prestige, your usual dial-a-hero, deaths on cue, the several lives of the monster, just about every creature-horror cliché.

Honestly, this movie was bland.

It's entertaining .

Bore .

So save your money and watch it on your big screen TV at home when it is available there (, if at all).

Overall I enjoyed it, in a guilty pleasure sort of way.

It's entertaining, and thats what a movie should do-entertain.

I'm sorry that some of the crew were frustrated with the way their movie turned out, but with that said, The Meg was just as enjoyable for me as the trailer led me to believe.

But that was a knowingly awful film that effortlessly nailed the effortlessly entertaining edge-of-insanity tone.

So predictable....

Having a child star made movie humorous/more enjoyable.

Plots are then reasonably cohesive, settings at times lush (and Sanya Bay is quite fascinating to look at), with the result that Megalodon's failure to quite live up to expectations looks all the more surprising.

The movie starts half way decent with a slow build of suspense.

I even found Deep Blue Sea to be somewhat unpredictable for it's time, but very entertaining.

As it is, he's made a film about a shark as big as a football pitch that still somehow commits the cardinal sin of being boring.

There's no notable directing, cinematography or soundtrack, the plot is predictable, and so overall it's a very mediocre viewing experience.

Very predictable .

Judging by the grosses, the studio would likely say otherwise, to which I would counter with "but how many people actually enjoyed it?

I fell asleep half-way through, literally.

Mediocre formulaic boring predictable crap .

Enjoyable .

Add in a winning, charming supporting cast and what you have is one of the most entertaining movies of the year, not entirely dissimilar to 1999's gloriously entertaining "Deep Blue Sea.

During the movie I fell asleep multiple times.

Boring .

There was way too much focus on the characters and the story kind of dragged on.

Yes the acting by some is woeful, Ruby Rose is godawful, you'd be better with the skin from a rice pudding, (lord help the Bat-woman crap, but DC is a joke anyway), mind Jessica McNamee is not much better, but it's entertaining enough, unhinge the head, displace the brain and relax.

I am not sure how it gained the 6.1 score, but what I watched was awful and unwatchable.

Entertaining .

Painfully predictable and made me fall asleep.

Acting and boring one liners where cliche and to tell the truth, kind of irritating.

A gorgeous looking big budget B-movie shark thriller with humour perfect entertainment & stunning to look at.

The initial part of this movie was quite exciting, though a bit clichéd.

Fun&enjoyable shark movie .

Surprisingly substantial for a cliche shark movie.

Fantastically enjoyable mainstream creature feature .

4/10 - very formulaic and not very interesting sci-fi action flick

The lines/dialogue isnt that good, the acting/script is ok, the story is predictable but the good thing about this movie is that Jason Statham did a very good job on his acting and the story mixing adventure and action with a little suspense made it worth watching.

Can you spell BORING dialog?

Very dry and emotionless acting at times.

So exhilarating and exciting.

Extremely cliché most of the time.

It's just fun, cute and entertaining.

This film is fascinating and as a shark fanatic I'm happy to see that they shed light on finning.

They actually are better than watching paint dry.

Gripping escapes, well thought out diver action as well as other sequences here and there, yet cheesy (half the time), predictable, and not overly hilarious with several good jokes or so, and several not as comedy is an element to this film.

Rigidly Formulaic and boring.

My problem with the film was that it all felt very predictable.

Then when Toshi closes the hatch he sounds so bored when he yells 'Toshi no...

boring shark .

Fast paced and self aware, The Meg is fun popcorn entertainment that rarely wanes in its enjoyment factor.

Now a couple of the actions scenes are exciting.

Cheesy but somewhat entertaining .

It's boring and predictable, acting is disaster too.

well very few of that either, the action was very predictable, you knew exactly who will get eaten and you never really fear for the safety of the main characters.

She delivers every line so monotone.

The shark movies that are good but still nowhere near "Jaws" or the ones that are about as entertaining as fish chum.

As a horror the jump scares are far too predictable and lack any real impact, which is an area they could have focused better on, something which decent soundtrack would have helped with.

Waste of time.

This movie was too predictable and while I do enjoy watching it, I watch it a comedy and not a drama.

I went straight for "The Meg", and - yes - I do prefer this dumb and shlocky piece of shark-horror over pretentious and fake feelgood musicals!

3-I understand they are in tense situations, but every time a character cried on screen it was the most unwatchable forced acting I have ever seen.

We watched Rampage just before and it meant action and fun but Meg was just bad and boring.

Enjoyable Watch .

Movie about what was thought to be an extinct prehistoric predator.. If you can get over the concept it's an entertaining movie to watch.

The movie's structure is very repetitive and starts to get tedious up to the 3rd time it repeats itself: we get a random rescue scene (obviously shot after the movie and slapped into the beginning for some "character development", then we get to the real beginning of the movie which is passable, stuff goes wrong, Statham is called in to save what seems to be his ex-wife (even though she then disappears for like 80% of the movie and it really feels like she was made to be his wife in post-production to give him some motivation), he does his job, people suicide for no reason, they let the shark out and don't really do anything to fix the situation, get their asses kicked, people die of sheer stupidity, get their asses kicked again, people suicide for no reason again, some more stupidity deaths.

Schrute (I mean Rainn Wilson) was entertaining as Dwight K.

Cliche characters.

Nothing to see this movie really, very derivative and boring with a really bad scenario

The actors were fun and the movie was more than enjoyable.

This little flick was a pure "cliché" galore, oneliner fest with maybe 2 or 3 jump scares that we saw coming from a mile away!

There is a plot "twist" (if you can call it that), which I won't ruin but it comes so late and with such little payoff that once again, I found myself yawning after the reveal.

Whenever the script or performances showed signs of becoming predictable there was a twist or laugh not far away to make up for it.

I think this film is boring, because the events are inconsistent with each other and there is no real sense of loss of the father and friends when they were killed by the shark, the last viewer is also tidy and weak, so I hope Jason does not make such films like this

Waste of money...

What a bore.

Generally quite an entertaining 2 hours show.

As for the storyline so predictable even down to which actors would die /survive why they bothered to make this movie is the question .

The beach attack is absolutely spectacular and wholly enjoyable with the scenes of the shark swimming through the sea of humanity attacking the support buildings or the various beachgoers there before leading into the over-the-top battle to finally put the creature down, resulting in a full-on spectacular battle to do so.

The action sequences were really entertaining.

Boring .

The performances are pretty average and the story is quite bland.

I watched it with my son, and in spite of our shared apprehension, we enjoyed it.

Worst movie I have seen in years.

However, even though the action sequences are intense, there are much fewer scenes than I would've preferred to see.

The scenes when it would appear is very ordinary and predictable and looked like it's a group of a gigantic shark scenes linked together by a thread as a story with ordinary characters and one with a serious face along with a director trying to put it all together in it's order trying to convince us with it by saying "Here is the most powerful and gigantic shark we can't defeat and here is it's weakness points that can't exist in it".

Oh my God this movie is so bad that I wanted to leave the cinema its entire run.

But - do you know - as a brainless piece of popcorn entertainment, I quite enjoyed it!

If more movies would do that, things wouldn't be nearly so predictable.

It was pretty fun to watch and very entertaining.

Most of us have seen movies like 'Jaws' 'Deep Blue Sea' so this movie is just fun watching, neither too dull nor good.

Entertaining .

Predictable - check.

BUT enjoyable because they are bad in a good way.

This film is incredibly lazy and relies entirely on special effects to carry its paper-thin plot and horrifically uninteresting characters through a mind-numbing two hours.

Yet it cannot be denied that there is something appealing and entertaining about the film.

The Meg is an exciting, well-done monster flick I would recommend (especially in 3D)!!!

Definite waste of time and money.

The cinematography is awful too, coloring the movie in nothing but greys and blues, resulting in a very bland visual experience.

I'm not sure what I expected exactly, but I found myself starting to doze off in the second half of the film.

I just finished watching the meg this movie very good and intense, great action sequences and the cgi very awesome.

Keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way til the end!!

It is unwatchable for anyone with an IQ over 80.

So silly it's funny, how many times can they fall into the water and just miss getting eaten, anyway so stupid in parts, it was entertaining.

Very entertaining.

Yes, this is a somewhat predictable action movie.

Now that would've been a movie worth watching.

Verry entertaining !.

Don't waste your time.

i really enjoyed it.

As predictable as you can imagine, some funny parts to it (which I'm not sure were intentional), a kind of homGe to Jaws in parts, less intensity and the second half is better than the first.

Good action, a bit of romance and unpredictable plot.

hardly gets any decent screen time, the characters, are all as empty and devoid of a background as you can have them be, so creating an emotional connection between the viewer and them is IMPOSSIBRU, i didnt care for nobody, not even Meg, in the end, i was like whatever...

Unwatchable, it's that bad .

Let aside the technicalities and predictable storyline, the movie offers frightening scenes with amazing graphics and entertainment.

Else this is real waste of time.

Waste of time .

Overall I think anybody with a touch of common sense will find this movie boring and very poorly done.

Wow one of the worst movies I have seen in a decade.

Fun fast paced ridiculous summer drive-in action flick.

Intense and suspenseful Mile 22 will keep your interest on an un imagine outcome.

It was exciting.

It was mildly entertaining -- which many movies cannot say.

It's bland garbage, with ZERO personality, ZERO writng, .

Finally, it's an average shark disaster movie, it can be enjoyable if you ignored the little details and looked to the whole movie as one piece.

But that was a knowingly awful film that effortlessly nailed the effortlessly entertaining edge-of-insanity tone.

The Meg was not everything I had hoped for since I'm a big fan of Steve Alten's novels, but it was still a very entertaining film even though it was nothing like the books.

IT wasent Even good entertaining

All in all, it's BORING.

Dear God, what an unbearable, boring film.

This is by far the worst movie I've ever seen.

The plot is dumb, the acting is over the top, and the end is predictable.

Maybe the worst movie i ve seen this year.. full of plot holes.. script could be written by a 10year old.. acting is terrible.. cgi for laughs..

It's an entertaining new Sci-fi version of Jaws...

They're just boring and forgettable.

Overall, 'The Meg' is worth watching.

Anyway, what a waste of time this was.

It can be hilarious at one point and thrilling at another.

The film is reasonably entertaining and the pacing is okay.

All I got was the same repetitive pattern occurring on a loop; a dangerous predicament, close call rescue, self-sacrifice and a lot splashing about (or better put constantly falling from boats into) the ocean.

The appearance of the shark barely made a dent in the movie's overall flat, boring tone.

Don't waste your time .

I also found the final confrontation between Statham and the Meg to be pretty entertaining.

Boring Movie .

I think I would have enjoyed it far more had the original vision with an R-rating been allowed.

Better save your money.

However it is the perfect popcorn flick and is thoroughly enjoyable to experience in today's world of superheroes and dark, gritty adaptations.


There's some science to back up the reasons of the supposedly extinct shark's sudden re-emergence into history books, but the main draw of this sci-fi horror is basic and compelling: How will action star Jason Statham defeat a megalodon?

It was enjoyable in that sense -it also had cools effects then the one scene that su*cked - so overall it that brought it to a 6 for me

The Meg-a boredom .

) are expected but genuinely had me on the edge of my seat.

It's fun and entertaining.

An unexpected twist, maybe somewhat expected because the story seemed to be at its conclusion at just over halfway through.

No storyline, no feeling like there was even a plot to it.

The shark was big but not funny bad big, more big in a boring film

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Like all shark thrillers, this film's suspenseful entertainment value is primarily what it has going for it.

waste of time and money .

Well the fact that they've chosen a Megalodon this time instead of an ordinary Great White was pretty interesting I thought, and Jason Statham is always an entertaining watch so I went to see it anyways...

About as believable and enjoyable as the old Jaws movies .

More action than horror, but oh so entertaining.

Truly unwatchable.

Has to be the worst movie I have ever seen don't bother giving cineplex the $6.50 dosh.

But overall, my hubby and I found it fun and entertaining enough for a rainy afternoon DVD.

Although, it's cheesy at some points, it's still an enjoyable movie.

And it was that predictable, yes.

It left me with an empty feeling inside, of which I would need weeks of counseling to reverse.

That effects work, featuring stellar shots of the underwater sea-life in the grotto and the titular sharks all being enjoyable enough to really like here.

The movie was pretty predictable and had many clichés.

Imagine a drawn out the rock movie.

Watch this film if you feel like suspending all disbelief and are willing to put up with cringeworthy dialog, a cheesy script and pointlessly bland characters.

It's clunky stuff, but it's passably enjoyable lowbrow entertainment for fans of creature features.

Many may disagree with me because it seems like the film was targeted towards Jason Statham fans but if they had cast a normal person instead of this pointless, stereotypical hero and dropped the cheesy dialogue, it would have been a much better film.

But it is exciting and I am fascinated by it, because it is closer to reality than your usual "monster-movie".

The Meg, on the other hand, is a formulaic, big-budget B-movie that fails to get the pulse pounding, despite it's prehistoric shark being three times as big as Bruce, Spielberg's iconic great white.

This film really is just bland and the pg13 rating made it feel very subdued.

It's ridiculous, and if you want a predictable movie that's fun, this is it!!.

It's a perfectly enjoyable monster/shark popcorn flick.

I don't really get the bad reviews to be honest, people probably are to critic about movies these days and everything needs to be absolutely perfect to be enjoyable.


This is really the worst movie i wached in a while, not only that it catfished me with Jason Statham .. it also was so damn obvious the whole movie :( Watching this movie is lost time, I would rather stare a wall for 2 hours than watching this movie again.

Action packed .

Cliche city .

Nothing original, movie went on way too long.

Be that as it may, "The Meg" is a wildly entertaining movie.

Incredibly unoriginal and predictable but still reasonably entertaining .

My 12-year-old and 8-year-old sons were "bored".

so many predictable moments.

There was no real plot to speak of, the storyline jumped all over the place and it seemed that the director kept changing his mind about this being a comedy or an action movie.

The meg was probaly one of the biggest surprises of the year for me just a dumb and entertaining shark film.

Cliche action.

Maybe the usual cliche action , you already know who will die , the little dog survived awww ain't that wonderful?

Of course, it's very predictable but had some unexpected scenes, some humor and lighthearted moments, a decent enough plot, and Yes, a fair amount of cringe-worthy, stupid moments and plot holes as well.

Don't waste your time.

If you somehow stumble across this movie in a bargain bin, don't waste your money.

This trash movie with these bad actors (apart from the whale) and sick minded script writers is unwatchable and I DO NOT recommend anyone watching this ever.

I didn't have a single chill, it was so boring that i started watching Other videos on YouTube while i was watching this.

Quite enjoyable.

She uses the exact same tone, exact some emotionless downright boring dialogue.

Statham vs Shark could have been an entertaining movie, instead it's an extremely boring one.

Don't waste your time .

The only thing worse than the shameful acting is the cringeworthy cliche filled script.. Every scene makes you want to pull your hair out.

Very predictable .

I enjoyed it....

Thrilling .

No story at all .. acting is horrible .. no action .. nothing .

Most probably this happened due to the chinese touch on the movie, who tend to show cuteness in very intense situations.

No shark deaths, no story.. what was the purpose of this crap movie.

Slow, disappointing and unless you are into slow and disappointing; skip it!

When she wasn't on the screen, every other scene dragged.

This movie is a predictable cliche.

Lots of overacting with bland dialogues to go with it.

I wasn't expecting too see the best movie of the year when i entered the teather, I was just hoping for some over the top action entertainment, and oh boy i walked out very disappointed.

Not perfect, but enjoyable.

Jason is wonderful and pulls off his part but everyone else is kind of dull.

Big, dumb, stupid, predictable, cliched, Hollywood tosh.

Not a shark movie, chinese propaganda .

The plot is also cliche with no surprises, you always knows what gonna happen next, its just embarrassing storytelling.

Fun and entertaining .

Being objective, this isn't the worst movie of all time, hell I believe that this isn't the worst movie of 2018 since the competition is huge, but the biggest crime such a movie can do is being so bland that you get bored and don't even have enough energy to constantly laugh about the mistakes of the filmmakers.

The actors including Rain Wilson were B actor quality, the addition of the tough hot chick was forced and pointless and nothing more than a generic version of a 1990's Angelina Jolie.

Terrible acting, cliche dialogue, the worst what a movie could offer, it's offered.

It was so predictable...

Easily predictable same old school stuff.

This movie is visually stunning.

Cliche characters and cringy interactions between them propping up the White male lead.

So predictable.

awful cliché dialogue and weak gags.

Enjoyed it from start to finish.

The comical times were mixed in perfectly with the scary and more thrilling scenes.

And when you see THE MEG on whatever streaming platform you prefer and are prepared to watch it "for a laugh", save yourself the bother (and the boredom) and stream something else.