The Meg (2018)

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. Jason Statham is perfectly cast as our charmingly arrogant hero, smarter and tougher than anyone else and able to perform stunts that defy human endurance, much to the delight of his enthralled audience.  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.”

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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