Morris (Rainn Wilson), a billionaire, places together a group of scientists and deep sea explorers to examine the oceans. They come upon the theory that there is every other global ready to be explored underneath the ocean bed in Chinese waters. They penetrate the cloud layer (yes the technological know-how has long gone for a toss right here) fashioned a few thousands of meter down and certainly find a new pocket of unexplored territory teeming with in no way visible earlier than sea vegetation and fauna. They are attacked by way of a large squid after which by using a Meg. The Meg is a megalodon, a supposedly extinct 90-foot shark that would bite a whale in half and nevertheless has room for more in its belly.
Our motley team of characters encompass Zhang (Winston Chao) and his daughter, Sunyi (Li Bingbing), a unmarried mother with a cute daughter Meiying (Shuya Sophia Cai). Lori (Jessica McNamee), who happens to be ex-spouse of Jason Statham’s person, Toshi (Masi Oka), and a person known as “The Wall” (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) pass under the ‘clouds’ in a special Mars explorer like vehicle and get stuck there. Mac (Cliff Curtis), calls upon his former friend, celebrated deep sea rescuer Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) to rescue them. He’s a borderline alcoholic however consents for the closing challenge due to the fact, well, his ex-wife’s life is at stake. He has horrific blood with the onboard physician, Heller (Robert Taylor), which receives resolved throughout the direction of the movie. Jaxx (Ruby Rose) and DJ (Page Kennedy), are also covered in this numerous forged.
The film carries ahead the spirit Jaws (1975) but happily deviates from the tropes put in vicinity by using the cult traditional and follows its personal direction. Jon Turteltaub has saved a relentless pace for the duration of. The shark right here is visible as a supernatural entity and no longer surely a deranged killer as seen in Jaws and its derivatives. And there may be a pleasant twist within the middle to preserve you hooked till the give up. The CGI creature keeps converting its length however. And one way or the other, you prevent being afraid of it after a while. Jason Statham preventing a prehistoric large shark is a drool-worth concept. You want him to perform a little absurd things like kick the shark on its nose or take a knife to it and kill it after a vicious bout of hand-to-hand fight. You hold looking ahead to one of these second to manifest and it does come in the direction of the end, wherein defying the laws of physics he goes against the monster with a harpoon. The most effective query you want to ask veteran director Jon Turteltaub, a person well-known for such films as Cool Runnings and National Treasure, is that why did he make us wait goodbye for this second. And why failed to he put extra moments like this in the movie.
Though there may be a spark there between Sunyi and Jonas, the director has selected not to ignite it in addition and it remains untended. It should be referred to that the Chinese megastar Bingbing isn’t simply relegated to being eye candy and is seen seen taking risks and has as plenty display time as Statham. A signal perhaps, of the growing clout of the Chinese market in Hollywood films. There are a couple of jokes approximately foreigners not speakme Chinese effectively, which similarly cements that concept.
The film, shot in general at the sea, offers some stunning underwater scenes and a few respectable CGI. It hovers among being being a gloried B movie and a licensed A film. Jason Statham who is by and large seen in rescue automobiles doesn’t get sufficient action space, though a couple of his scenes with the shark, particularly when he’s towed through the water away are definitely well worth his presence. If the film does properly, ensure that other tremendous creatures are positive to floor from their mystery hideout.