Is ‘The Meg’ Worth All The Hype?

By Julia Wilson, Edited by Olivia Norwood

The new film The Meg has been getting a lot of attention. People are loving it. I even heard someone say, as I was entering the theater, that it was the best movie since Jaws. But does it live up to the hype? In short, no.

The Meg is about a scientific research group trying to explore the bottom of the ocean. In doing that they end up releasing a thought to be extinct shark called the Megalodon. The rest of the movie is then dedicated to them trying to stop and kill the Megalodon.

This movie isn’t terrible, but it isn’t great either. It’s really exactly what you would expect it to be. A typical shark movie with some action and lame attempts at comedy thrown in.

One of the most redeemable qualities of this movie however was the acting. Although the dialogue that was written wasn’t really that funny, their delivery made it not quite as cringy.

I honestly can’t even pick a favorite from the cast because they all played off each other very well and made the movie watchable. Although, this isn’t surprising considering the star studded cast featuring actors such as Rainn Wilson from The Office and Ruby Rose from Orange is the New Black.

As far as the story and writing goes, I definitely wasn’t as impressed as everyone else seems to be. I personally don’t think it came anywhere near being at the level of Jaws.

All in all, The Meg was able to remain entertaining thanks to its talented cast, but there really was nothing special about it to warrant the hype it’s been getting.


My Rating: 64%

Acting: 3/4

Cinematography: 2.5/4

Story: 2/4

Enjoyability: 2.8/4

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