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: 5.6
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li
Length: 113 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 206 out of 1000 found boring (20.6%)

One-line Reviews (555)

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.

Cheesy but somewhat entertaining .

I kind of enjoyed it.

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

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

Worst dialogues, worst acting and worst movie.

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.

Fun and entertaining .

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.


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.

Now a couple of the actions scenes are exciting.

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

Worth watching once.

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

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

The worst movie of the decade .

The film is reasonably entertaining and the pacing is okay.

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

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 😉).

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.

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

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.

Unbelievable waste of time.

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

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

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.

Instead, it's simply a surprisingly entertaining film.

Not perfect, but enjoyable.

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).

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.

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.

Lots of overacting with bland dialogues to go with it.

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.

I fell asleep when I watched.

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

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...

Intriguing premise, fairly well done.

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

Cliché heaven.

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.

The writers clearly took the "optional" part very seriously: The film is one long cliché, comprising a whole lot of little clichés---from the overall plot to the ninth-grade-level dialogue, right down to the movements and gestures of the actors.

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 entertaining.

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

Dull and boring.

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

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

Bad predictable entertaining shark movie.

One of the WORST movie.

Waste of Time , Worst Plot , Worst Dialogues .

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.

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

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

Unwatchable, it's that bad .

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

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

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

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.

It is my go to whenever I want something entertaining and fun to watch.

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

Very predictable in most parts but slightly enjoyed it.

A cliche filled joke of a film .

It was pretty fun to watch and very entertaining.

Entertaining Escapism .

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

Worst movie ever .

Boring .

They're just boring and forgettable.

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

Enjoyable Pap .

Firstly, I hate Jason Statham, with his husky breathy voice and boringly perfect physique.

It felt exciting like the first 'Jurassic Park'.

Movie seemed really long but it was quite predictable.

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

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.

The movie was pretty predictable and had many clichés.

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

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

Truly unwatchable.

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

Absolute waste of time and resources.

a highly enjoyable / forgettable investment of money and time

A Big Yawn!

Predictable - check.

Incredibly unoriginal and predictable but still reasonably entertaining .

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

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.

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.

Boring And Extremely Forgettable .

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.

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.

In other words don't waste ur time!


Boring .

Don't waste your time .

Cliche characters.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Better save your money.

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.

A fun totally entertaining experience .

It is unwatchable for anyone with an IQ over 80.

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...

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

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

There is some corny dialogue and cliche drunkard finds redemption storyline.

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

Terrible CGI and will keepS you bored from start to finish, which is not what watching a film is all about.

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

Waste of time.

This movie is a predictable cliche.

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

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

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?

The script is boring and forced.

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

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

The cast are all entertaining, too.

The Big Yawn .

It was disgusting, boring, and dumb in general.

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

Surprisingly enjoyable, iconic scenes, satisfying deaths .

It was exciting.

Entertaining .

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

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

Pointless animal killings .

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

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.

The plot is predictable?

All in all, it's BORING.

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

Quite boring, with some pretty ocean shots.

It was still enjoyable with the right attitude.

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.

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

BUT enjoyable because they are bad in a good way.

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

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

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.

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

If 'Rampage' was entertaining.

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.

Nothing original, movie went on way too long.

Worth the watch .

I fell asleep half-way through, literally.

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

Breathtaking .

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.

This is a fun action seaside action flick which is more then enjoyable to watch if your willing to flick your brain off.

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 .

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

This movie is so unintentionally funny that it becomes entertaining.

Save your money.

All the characters where pure cliche.

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

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

Can you spell BORING dialog?

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).

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

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

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.

Exciting Twists and turns.

Enjoyable Watch .

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.

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.

Weak predictable story.

Jason Statham carries the obvious stigma of being invincible, but the rest of the story is pretty compelling as they're in imminent danger for about 90% of the movie.

60% action, 40% boring .

so many predictable moments.

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

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

It's entertaining .

When these expectations are cleared away, then the movie becomes much more enjoyable.

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

Entertaining Mega Jaws .


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.

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

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

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

Boring and cringy

It does keep you on the edge of your seat.

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

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.

No bad, in fact I enjoyed it.

worst movie this year .

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.

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.

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

Enjoyed it more than I expected.

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

About as believable and enjoyable as the old Jaws movies .

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.

Dont waste your time.

Well I enjoyed it .

Having a child star made movie humorous/more enjoyable.

Entertaining movies have at least that for the rescue.

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

The story was predictable...

So predictable....

It was fun, entertaining, & worth every penny.

The action scenes are very basic and predictable.

So predictable.

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

This movie is fun, funny, and exciting.

A terribly cliché action film.

It most certainly is the worst movie I've seen this year.

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

so many cliche moments.

Meh, Nice CGI but Same Ol' Predictable Story .

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

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...

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

It's action packed from start to finish.

Moderately entertaining .

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

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

Bad and pointless .

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.

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

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.

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

Waste of time .

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

I enjoyed it.

She delivers every line so monotone.

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

Still, enjoyable: A first-time viewer will feel that he's watching an old, often-viewed favourite.

Overall it was very entertaining and I enjoyed it.

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

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

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

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

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

But, the film actually turned out to be quite entertaining we thought.

Anyway, what a waste of time this was.

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.

Super cheesy & predictable.

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

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..

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.

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.

It's just fun, cute and entertaining.

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


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.


Easily predictable same old school stuff.

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.

Waste of money...

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

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.

Else this is real waste of time.

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

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???

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.

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

Don't waste your time with this movie!

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

Laughable CGI, predictable story, long and boring .

This film is not going to win against Inception, but it's excellent at just being an enjoyable creature feature.

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

waste of time and money .

Exciting, good acting, great story.

So exhilarating and exciting.

More action than horror, but oh so entertaining.

However it was actually enjoyable.


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

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

Yes, this is a somewhat predictable action movie.

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

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?

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

The worst movie i've ever watched.

I really got bored in the cinema

Worth the watch if you're into the concept.

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.

Really this movie is just waste of time.

Enjoyable .

awful cliché dialogue and weak gags.

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

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.

Don't waste your time.

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

The Meg-a boredom .

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

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

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".

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

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

Imagine a drawn out the rock movie.

Boring flick nothing much to it

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

The visual effects were bland and not realistic at all.

Enjoyed it from start to finish.

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

The Meg takes this a step further with some of the most uninteresting and two dimensional characters I've seen.

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.

Dull and boring.

It was painfully predictable and boring.

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.

Cliche action.

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

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

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.

Pointless .

My main problem is that just about every aspect of The Meg is predictable.

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

This film was predictable and ridiculous.

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

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

Really boring not enough action.

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

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

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

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

This a silly popcorn movie as what it was intended for and I recommend it if you're bored and looking for some fun silliness to pass some time.

Ideal to watch on a rainy sunday afternoon, there's action, scary moments and some humor here and there and of course the predictable moments who's going to be eaten.

IT wasent Even good entertaining

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

Dull .

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

Fantastically enjoyable mainstream creature feature .

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

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

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


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

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.

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!

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.

Now that would've been a movie worth watching.

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.

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

Don waste your time

It's big, terrifying and entertaining.

Verry entertaining !.


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

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

Not a shark movie, chinese propaganda .

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.

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.

Boring Movie .

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

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

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

Entertaining Comedy .

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.

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.

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.

What a bore.

This movie was boring.

Quite enjoyable.

i really enjoyed it.

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

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

Generally quite an entertaining 2 hours show.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Entertaining, good shark action for shark lovers.

This movie is just predictable and full of cliche.

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.

Boring, animal lovers don't watch .

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

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

Entertaining as is every Jason Statham movie .

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Waste of time .

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

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

Don't waste your time .

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 story is not moving,thrilling but still entertaining.

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

If you like monster films and films of this ilk you'll probably get some entertainment out of The Meg, but if you actually look for plot, good acting and an engaging script then look again as the Meg won't deliver.

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

Extremely cliché most of the time.

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

Story is just boring.

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 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.

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.

The story was a cliche.

Bore .

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

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

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

I enjoyed it.

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

This must be one of the worst movies I have seen in my life.

Mediocre formulaic boring predictable crap .

More or less the same concept without the poor dialogs and acting, but with a much more exciting story that makes sense.

Painfully predictable and made me fall asleep.

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!

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.

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

Entertaining from the get go.

Pointless characters, horrible CGI for this modern time, bad acting, I could go on and on.


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

worst movie I've seen for years .

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

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

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

simply a waste of time!!

Dear God, what an unbearable, boring film.

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.

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

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.

They actually are better than watching paint dry.

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.

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.

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

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

Overall, still enjoyable, about what you expected.

Waste of time.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The general consumer, looking for a basic, fast paced, summer time shark movie, with a well known action based actor, would most likely enjoy this movie.

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

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

The unexpected twists tops it off and at no place in the movie I felt "why didn't they try that and this?

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

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

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

It was so predictable...

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.

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

Oh well, it was mindless and mildly entertaining.

It was just too damn boring.

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

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

It was actually fun and very enjoyable.


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

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

Very predictable .

Worth watching for comedy effect.

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

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

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

Entertaining laughs and positivity.

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.

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

SOOO predictable.

Boring .

Now that was very unbearable and not even possible.

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

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

Entertaining .

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.

Action packed from start to finish.

Worst movie I have seen in years.

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.

Don't waste your time

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

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

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.

Tedious and annoyingly cliched .

Fun fast paced ridiculous summer drive-in action flick.

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

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

The romance part to his character they tried to add was so pointless, and beyond unnecessary.

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

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".

Cliche city .

This is a dull movie.

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

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

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

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

highly derivative and boring .

One of the worst movies ever .

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

So boring .

Another China Propaganda Movie Through Hollywood .

Don't waste your time.

Definite waste of time and money.

Fun, funny, and exciting .

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

It's fun and entertaining.

The action sequences were really entertaining.

I enjoyed it....

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

Boring story, Mediocre acting , Good graphics .

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

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

) 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.

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

Surprisingly substantial for a cliche shark movie.

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

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

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

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

I enjoyed it again and again...

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.

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

It was suspenseful.

boring shark .

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mildly Entertaining .

Predictable writing to very poor writing.

Huge waste of time .

Yet it is reasonably entertaining and almost works.

Action packed .