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Geekery: The Aquatic Beast in ‘The MEG’ Would be Pleased to Eat You

May 29
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One thing stands between this gargantuan shark and the consumption of humanity (that’s near water): Jason Statham.

The latest in the grand tradition of summer movies scaring people away from beaches is Jon Turteltaub’s The MEG – based on Steve Alten’s novel. It’s a little Jaws, a little Deep Blue Sea, and a little Jurassic Park. It looks like a fun, popcorn monster movie that will be better on the big screen.

The official synopsis…

“A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.”

The MEG swims into theaters August 10th.

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