Somewhere, beyond the sea, The Meg awaits those who dare to swim into its theatrical waters. And with any journey of this nature, there's going to be a sea of opinions and criticisms, as we're coming up on what's probably the last blockbuster of the summer season. If you think that also means it's a prime time to rate and discuss a movie like The Meg, you're clearly fishing with the right equipment.
The critical community has a mostly grim outlook on the film, if current review round-ups are any indication. Not to mention, our own official review was similarly unimpressed, with the following quote being the summation of that reviewer's thoughts:
But critics aren't the only folks with opinions on The Meg, and even that opinion wasn't the sole judgement from our staff's collective thoughts. More on that last bit later, but for now, it's time for us to put the focus on you, the audience. We'd like to hear what your thoughts are on Jason Statham and company's exploits with a prehistoric predator, and that starts with the following discussion questions, which are provided to spark your thoughts on how much you enjoyed the seafaring charms of The Meg.
As you gather your thoughts on the questions mentioned above, it's a good time to think about just how much you enjoyed The Meg on a traditional scale of 0 to 5. That ranking, when it comes to you, can be logged thanks to the poll below, as well as mentioned in your comments at the end of this article. Don't forget to share your rationale as to why you rated the film the way you did, as that's the other half of the fun!
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Last, but not least, it's time to turn back towards dry land, and wade through some suggested reading for you folks at home. As promised before, if you're interested in seeing what the CinemaBlend staff thought of The Meg, you can read those thoughts in the first in our new series of staff reactions to the biggest movies coming to theaters. Not to mention, the film came up during this week's episode of our ReelBlend podcast, and it inspired some heated discussion. Also, if you are indeed a fan of Steve Alten's original novel series, you can read what director Jon Turteltaub said was the biggest difference between Meg on the page and The Meg on the screen. Finally, while we're on the subject of Mr. Turteltaub, the director also shared some thoughts on what he had in store for that R-rated cut that even Jason Statham wishes the world got to see.
And with that, we close the book on our Rate and Discus session for The Meg!
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