The Meg

The most feared predator in history... is no longer history.


The Meg
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Five years ago, an expert sea diver and Naval Captain encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonourable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honour was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it: an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean, carrying his ex-wife among the team on-board, he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, he must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon, the largest marine predator that ever existed, still be alive... and on the hunt? This film is releasing in 2D, 3D, 3D IMAX and 4DX. This is the 2D version.

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis
Director
Jon Turteltaub
ScreenplayDean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, from the novel by Steve Alten
MusicHarry Gregson-Williams
CinematographyTom Stern
EditingSteven Kemper, Kelly Matsumoto
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byApelles Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Flagship Entertainment Group, Gravity Pictures, Maeday Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageModerate, infrequent, used to express fear/frustration.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, fairly frequent, laced with threat and menace, within a action thriller context that contains suspense and some horror.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains 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.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language
Runtime113
USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconAh 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.
9
Metacritic.com
41 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
109 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe 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.
10
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconLots of shark-movie clichés and violence, not many thrills.
5

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
1309 users
13
IMDB
1660 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 52%

10

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