The most feared predator in history... is no longer history.
Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis
|Screenplay||Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, from the novel by Steve Alten|
|Editing||Steven Kemper, Kelly Matsumoto|
|Sound formats||Dolby Atmos|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||Apelles Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Flagship Entertainment Group, Gravity Pictures, Maeday Productions|
|Language||Moderate, infrequent, used to express fear/frustration.|
|Violence||Strong, fairly frequent, laced with threat and menace, within a action thriller context that contains suspense and some horror.|
|Comments||Contains scenes of horror.|
The film contains complex and mature themes of shark attacks, deep sea exploration, rescue missions, teamwork, loss/death, fear, sacrifice and redemption, within and action/thriller/horror context. There is a sense of threat and menace that is sustained through the use of suspense and some elements of horror which can be unsettling, distressing or upsetting for viewers below the age of 16. Viewers aged 16 and older may find the film of entertainment value, particularly lovers of the action/thriller/horror genre.
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|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
T. Durgin Ah well. If you want a serious shark movie, go with Jaws or The Shallows or 47 Meters Down. If you want a good shark flick, I recommend Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens as it has both David Hasselhoff AND Bo Derek (and don't sleep on 2010's Piranha 3D which begins with Richard Dreyfuss dying horribly). But if you want something in between that isn't greatly scary or all that goofy, this is your undemanding flick.
Tomatometer The Meg sets audiences up for a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature, but lacks the genre thrills -- or the cheesy bite -- to make it worth diving in.
Jeffrey M. Anderson Lots of shark-movie clichés and violence, not many thrills.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 52%