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

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

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: 210 out of 1000 found boring (21%)

One-line Reviews (587)

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

Worth watching for comedy effect.

Story is just boring.

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

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

Can you spell BORING dialog?

Bad predictable entertaining shark movie.

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

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.

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.

Honestly, this movie was bland.

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

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.

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

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?

Entertaining .

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

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

All in all, it's BORING.

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

It felt exciting like the first 'Jurassic Park'.

Entertaining from the get go.

Quite enjoyable.

The script is boring and forced.

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

boring shark .

It's action packed from start to finish.

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

Boring .

Now a couple of the actions scenes are exciting.

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.

Anti Shark Propaganda .

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

Very good film to watch if you want to see a great action packed movie, with the odd jump scare here and there.

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.

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.

Boring Movie .

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

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.

Entertaining as is every Jason Statham movie .

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

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

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

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

Cliche city .

Really Don't waste your time on this movie

It was just too damn boring.

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

The story is extremely formulaic relying on pretty much all shark attack/ocean based movies, no surprises, and pretty frakking boring.

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

Really this movie is just waste of time.

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

About as believable and enjoyable as the old Jaws movies .

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.

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.

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?

Entertaining Mega Jaws .

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

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.

A fun totally entertaining experience .

Better save your money.

Exhilarating and entertaining .

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

All in all, an entertaining flick, particularly if you are able to see it in IMAX with the full special-effects seats that make you part of the action (not advised for older adults with any back issues).

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.

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

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

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

Definite waste of time and money.

The meg is an exteremely enjoyable movie filled with action and suspense.

Thrilling .

Cliche characters.

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.

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

SOOO predictable.

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

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

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.

Exciting, good acting, great story.

It was pretty fun to watch and very entertaining.

The worst movie i've ever watched.

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

Fun&enjoyable shark movie .

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

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.

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

Surprisingly entertaining .

Boring .

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

The story is not moving,thrilling but still entertaining.

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

Cliche action.

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

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.

Worst dialogues, worst acting and worst movie.

Very predictable .

Don't waste your time .

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.

Enjoyable with bite .

The story was predictable...

a highly enjoyable / forgettable investment of money and time

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

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.

All the characters where pure cliche.

Because the movie was entertaining from start to end.

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.

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

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

Enjoyable Watch .

Overall, in my personal opinion, it is totally pointless to go to the cinema, spend some bucks to watch some 3D action and "horror" scenes, because there were not any.

Laughable CGI, predictable story, long and boring .

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.

Overall it was very entertaining and I enjoyed it.

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

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

Based on Steve Alten's series of books that have a cult following, The Meg's focus on Statham's hardy diver Jonas returning to the oceans after year's out of the game to fight Jaw's much bigger relative and save the world, provides The Meg with a collection of entertaining scenes from Statham continually saving his colleagues in frantic fashion through to Statham literally versing the finned beast in a man v shark fight, making the film work around its other missteps.

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

In other words don't waste ur time!

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.

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

I enjoyed it....

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

Enjoyed it from start to finish.

It was painfully predictable and boring.

Dear God, what an unbearable, boring film.

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.

Boring.

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

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

Really boring not enough action.

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

The plot is predictable?

Enjoyable .

Save your money.

It was suspenseful.

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

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.

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

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

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

Now that would've been a movie worth watching.

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.

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

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

Good action, a bit of romance and unpredictable plot.

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

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.

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

BUT enjoyable because they are bad in a good way.

Overall, 'The Meg' is worth watching.

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.

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

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 is with a fast paced in the 2 and 3 parts of the movie which I freaking loved.

The Big Yawn .

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.

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.

Boring .

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

No bad, in fact I enjoyed it.

waste of time and money .

ENTERTAINING ACTION MOVIE .

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!

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

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.

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

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.

As predictable as all of Jason Stathams movies .

Pointless animal killings .

boring

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

Unwatchable.

Exciting Twists and turns.

Standard yet Entertaining Summer Movie .

But it was just an artificial and boring mess.

Dull and boring.

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

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.

The movie was pretty predictable and had many clichés.

The action sequences were really entertaining.

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

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...

Very dry and emotionless acting at times.

This movie is fun, funny, and exciting.

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

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 😉).

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

Very predictable in most parts but slightly enjoyed it.

An entertaining family friendly even-bigger-jaws-movie.

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

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.

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

Don waste your time

Yes, this is a somewhat predictable action movie.

They're just boring and forgettable.

Intriguing premise, fairly well done.

60% action, 40% boring .

Mediocre formulaic boring predictable crap .

Generally quite an entertaining 2 hours show.

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.

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

Boring and cringy

The cast are all entertaining, too.

so many predictable moments.

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

It was still enjoyable with the right attitude.

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

So predictable....

Instead, it's simply a surprisingly entertaining film.

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

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.

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

Entertaining, good shark action for shark lovers.

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

It was so predictable...

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

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

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

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

Overall, still enjoyable, about what you expected.

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

Huge waste of time .

I was bored.

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..

A Big Yawn!

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

Not a shark movie, chinese propaganda .

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

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

Oh well, it was mindless and mildly entertaining.

It's was action packed.

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

A ridiculous budget for an overrated predictable flick.

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.

Cheesy but somewhat entertaining .

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.

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!

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.

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

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...

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

For me, The Meg was a pretty okay and entertaining movie, and actually, I'd have no problem watching it a second time with someone who hasn't seen it.

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

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

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

Yet it is reasonably entertaining and almost works.

The worst movie of the decade .

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

Verry entertaining !.

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

During the movie I fell asleep multiple times.

Very predictable .

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 movie is just predictable and full of cliche.

Enjoyed it more than I expected.

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

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

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).

Entertaining!!.

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

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

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 .

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

Ridiculous but entertaining .

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.

Could have been good, but too much Chinese propaganda .

One of the WORST movie.

Boring flick nothing much to it

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

EXCELLENT ACTION PACKED FUN!!!

Fantastically enjoyable mainstream creature feature .

And it was that predictable, yes.

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

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

Nothing original, movie went on way too long.

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

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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

Another China Propaganda Movie Through Hollywood .

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

Weak predictable story.

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

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

It is unwatchable for anyone with an IQ over 80.

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.

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

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

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

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

Having a child star made movie humorous/more enjoyable.

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

Meh, Nice CGI but Same Ol' Predictable Story .

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.

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

It does keep you on the edge of your seat.

Breathtaking .

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.

Dull and 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.

With the aformentioned disclaimer being said, I think I'm an okay judge of what's good, of what's okay and entertaining, and of what's simply bad and/or ugly in/about most movies.

It was disgusting, boring, and dumb in general.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

It's just fun, cute and entertaining.

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

Worst movie ever .

Very slow and boring...

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

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

worst movie this year .

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

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.

Don't waste your time.

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.

Unbelievable waste of time.

Tedious and annoyingly cliched .

worst movie I've seen for years .

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

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

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

) 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.

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

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

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

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.

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???

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

Waste of Time , Worst Plot , Worst Dialogues .

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

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

A cliche filled joke of a film .

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.

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

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

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

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

Worth the watch .

Pointless .

It was fun, entertaining, & worth every penny.

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

Predictable.

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

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

But it was definitely intense, entertaining all the way through, and even had a few laughs.

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

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.

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).

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

I really got bored in the cinema

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

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

Don't waste your time with this movie!

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.

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

So, painful and predictable.

This movie was boring.

Predictable writing to very poor writing.

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.

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

Truly unwatchable.

Bore .

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.

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

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

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

bland.

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

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

awful cliché dialogue and weak gags.

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

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

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

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

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

It is fun and thrilling and one of those movies you wont get tired of watching.

Movie seemed really long but it was quite predictable.

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

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

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

I fell asleep when I watched.

The story is good and entertaining.

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

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.

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

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

Else this is real waste of time.

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

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

The film is reasonably entertaining and the pacing is okay.

This movie is visually stunning.

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.

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

Save 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.

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.

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

Fun and entertaining .

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.

Cliché heaven.

Fun fast paced ridiculous summer drive-in action flick.

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

Very entertaining.

Worst movie I have seen in years.

So exhilarating and exciting.

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

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

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

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.

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?

Enjoyable .

Imagine a drawn out the rock movie.

This is such an entertaining movie for all the worst reasons, i found myself cringing then laughing the immediately cringing again!?

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

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

I enjoyed it.

highly derivative and boring .

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

If 'Rampage' was entertaining.

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

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

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

Incredibly unoriginal and predictable but still reasonably entertaining .

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

I fell asleep half-way through, literally.

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.

It's big, terrifying and entertaining.

Well I enjoyed it .

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

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

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

More action than horror, but oh so entertaining.

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

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

So 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.

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

Rigidly Formulaic and boring.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Now that was very unbearable and not even possible.

Filled with an abundance of questionable plot developments, poorly written supporting characters and some overly serious undertones, The Meg is far from what you'd call a particularly well-made film but for what it promises to deliver, which is CGI infused mammoth shark mayhem and thrills, The Meg is a highly enjoyable ride should you go along with its wave of unbelievable scenarios and cheesiness.

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

i really enjoyed it.

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

Dull and boring .

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

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

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

Overall, it is an enjoyable summer movie.

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

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

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

Dont waste your time.

However it was actually enjoyable.

Boring story, Mediocre acting , Good graphics .

Boring, animal lovers don't watch .

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

Enjoyable Pap .

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

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

Unwatchable, it's that bad .

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

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

Absolute waste of time and resources.

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

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

It was actually fun and very enjoyable.

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

Don't waste your time.

Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows, and Jaws 3 all had better dialogue than this cliche title.

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.

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

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.

cliche.

Super cheesy & predictable.

Entertaining .

Anyway, what a waste of time this was.

Worth watching once.

I enjoyed it.

It was exciting.

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.

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.

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

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.

Moderately entertaining .

Lots of overacting with bland dialogues to go with it.

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.

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

The Meg-a boredom .

Predictable - check.

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.

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".

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.

Easily predictable same old school stuff.

It's fun and entertaining.

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

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

This movie is so unintentionally funny that it becomes entertaining.

Boring And Extremely Forgettable .

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

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

What a bore.

Entertaining movies have at least that for the rescue.

Waste of time .

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.

They actually are better than watching paint dry.

IT wasent Even good entertaining

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.

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.

So predictable.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

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

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

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

Not perfect, but enjoyable.

Fun, funny, and exciting .

Waste of money...

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

The visual effects were bland and not realistic at all.

Waste of time .

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.

Very predictable .

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

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

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

It's entertaining .

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

so many cliche moments.

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

Worth the watch if you're into the concept.

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".

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

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

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

Really Enjoyable .

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

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

Action packed .

Boring .

Entertaining .

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This movie is a predictable cliche.

Extremely cliché most of the time.

The cinematography in the early scenes, the underwater and deep sea stuff, was visually stunning.

simply a waste of time!!

The movie had a good ending, the dog from the trailer survived, the second shark also died, it was worth the watch out of my opinion.

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

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

I found the characters surprisingly entertaining and likable.