Poll: What did you think of The Meg?

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  1. Axlotl's Avatar
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    Apr 13, 2018, 10:32 AM - Re: The Meg (2018) #26

    kalkamel said: View Post
    Sadly, the Hollywood version would be:
    Brody: The Rock
    Quint: Michael Keaton
    Hooper: Kevin Hart
    Brody: Kristen Wiig
    Quint: Melissa McCarthy
    Hooper: Kate McKinnon
    Shark: Leslie Jones
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    Apr 13, 2018, 12:19 PM - Re: The Meg (2018) #27

    Every time I see "The Meg" I keep thinking Family Guy and... shut up, Meg.

    COOL trailer!
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 8, 2018, 4:52 PM - The Meg (Post-release) #28

    Poll added.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 8, 2018, 10:27 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #29

    RPF member Plasticfan has been the cover artist for the book series for about a decade. I wonder if he got to do any work on the film poster?
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 7:52 AM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #30

    Saw it last night; wasn't expecting Shakespeare but I expected a shark to appear in a movie about a giant shark. Pretty much all the scenes with the shark are in the trailers.
    First kill wasn't until over an hour into the movie and even then no blood or gore at all. Just water splash and then the person was gone, Jaws was gorier.
    t was on par with something you'd see on the SyFy channel
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 10:13 AM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #31

    oblagon said: View Post
    Saw it last night; wasn't expecting Shakespeare but I expected a shark to appear in a movie about a giant shark. Pretty much all the scenes with the shark are in the trailers.
    First kill wasn't until over an hour into the movie and even then no blood or gore at all. Just water splash and then the person was gone, Jaws was gorier.
    t was on par with something you'd see on the SyFy channel
    This is exactly what I came here to say. It was very disappointing, predictable, and took itself WAY too seriously, I was looking for some campy fun, but nope. Could have been on the Syfy channel. And the blatant obviousness that it was co-produced in China speaks volumes. I know I wasnt expecting any decent acting but MAN. Talk about cringeworthy. Im actually trying to think of a scene with the shark in it that wasnt in the trailers...
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 10:44 AM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #32

    Statham doesn't sound pleased with how this turned out.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 11:10 AM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #33

    Damn!

    I was looking forward to this
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 12:53 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #34

    Snikt said: View Post
    This is exactly what I came here to say. It was very disappointing, predictable, and took itself WAY too seriously, I was looking for some campy fun, but nope. Could have been on the Syfy channel. And the blatant obviousness that it was co-produced in China speaks volumes. I know I wasnt expecting any decent acting but MAN. Talk about cringeworthy. Im actually trying to think of a scene with the shark in it that wasnt in the trailers...
    As someone who read the book, it's really a shame. There were so many cool scenes in the book with the shark eating a helicopter or just the various ways it killed people off I'm surprised none of it made it to the movie.
    Even the way the shark is killed in the book was infinitely better. This film could have gotten away with so much over the top action and it was instead just squandered for a film I walked out of thinking "Eh" about.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 1:13 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #35

    oblagon said: View Post
    As someone who read the book, it's really a shame. There were so many cool scenes in the book with the shark eating a helicopter or just the various ways it killed people off I'm surprised none of it made it to the movie.
    Even the way the shark is killed in the book was infinitely better. This film could have gotten away with so much over the top action and it was instead just squandered for a film I walked out of thinking "Eh" about.
    How did it die in the book?

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    Damn!

    I was looking forward to this
    I know man me too, I hate getting my hopes up and having them smashed. I now understand why cynical people exist lol.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 1:14 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #36

    Snikt said: View Post
    How did it die in the book?
    The main character and his damaged sub were swallowed whole by the shark. So he had to force his way back out through the sharks mouth tearing out it's organs with him.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 1:22 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #37

    oblagon said: View Post
    The main character and his damaged sub were swallowed whole by the shark. So he had to force his way back out through the sharks mouth tearing out it's organs with him.
    Actually, getting out was incidental. He got swallowed and intended to kamikaze by hacking his way into the shark's internal organs and cutting out its heart. Only after the fact did he realize he could escape.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 1:29 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #38

    Either way, oblagon was totally right. Still bummed about this.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 3:45 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #39

    Sounds like it could have been a great B - Movie Summer popcorn flick, which is what I thought was what we were getting.

    Thanks oblagon and Snikt for taking the blows on this so others here would not have to!
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 4:00 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #40

    Snikt said: View Post
    How did it die in the book?
    I forget, it's been a while since I've read the book. All I can remember was the hero blinding it with high a high powered light but for the life of me I can't remember how he killed it. I think that it had something to ramming a one man mini sub into its mouth and then getting out in an escape capsule or something.

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    firesprite said: View Post
    Actually, getting out was incidental. He got swallowed and intended to kamikaze by hacking his way into the shark's internal organs and cutting out its heart. Only after the fact did he realize he could escape.
    In other words, the screenwriter saw Guardians 2 and liked what Drax was doing with the space slug and though it would be a great idea to incorporate that idea into this movie.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 7:29 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #41

    firesprite said: View Post
    Actually, getting out was incidental. He got swallowed and intended to kamikaze by hacking his way into the shark's internal organs and cutting out its heart. Only after the fact did he realize he could escape.
    Just looked up and I guess there are two different endings to the Meg book.
    The one firesprite mentioned and in the revised book (the one I read) his sub is eaten whole, while inside the stomach of the shark Jonas has to get out and move the sub into the sharks throat. Jonas then ignites the hydrogen tanks on his sub burning the sharks insides and pulling it's stomach out through the sharks mouth.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 8:33 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #42

    Riceball said: View Post
    I forget, it's been a while since I've read the book. All I can remember was the hero blinding it with high a high powered light but for the life of me I can't remember how he killed it. I think that it had something to ramming a one man mini sub into its mouth and then getting out in an escape capsule or something.

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    In other words, the screenwriter saw Guardians 2 and liked what Drax was doing with the space slug and though it would be a great idea to incorporate that idea into this movie.
    That's how it was killed in the book which came out in 1997.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 10:51 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #43

    So skip this, and watch the Jurassic World mosasaurus scenes for giant shark fun. Got it.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 11, 2018, 3:15 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #44

    or watch "the shallows" it was a pretty good shark movie.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 11, 2018, 5:50 PM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #45

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    or watch "the shallows" it was a pretty good shark movie.
    The shark movie that jumped the shark!
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 12:19 AM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #46

    Ugh the Shallows... Well it was better than 47 meters down at least.

    I went Thursday, it's not a bad movie. Nothing from the book came them aside from the names of a couple characters. I enjoyed it as a popcorn movie. I've seen a few posts from Alten on his FB page saying how happy he is with how it turned out, so hey he finally got his story on screen I'm happy for him even if the story is so different.
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    4 Days Ago  Aug 16, 2018, 2:51 AM - Re: The Meg (Post-release) #47

    We saw it on Tuesday and i really enjoyed it. It was a big, daft, fun movie.

    Rich
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    4 Days Ago  Aug 16, 2018, 5:04 AM - Re: The Meg (2018) #48

    SofaKing01 said: View Post
    Every time I see "The Meg" I keep thinking Family Guy and... shut up, Meg.

    COOL trailer!

    HAHAHAHA! Me too!!

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