TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 6, 2018
While he's done a lot of garbage in his career, no one turns into a skid quite like Jason Statham. Whenever he's involved in a film with a ridiculous premise, he rises above the material in a way that rivals only an in-his-prime Bruce Willis, and his latest flick, The Meg, looks like another solid outing from the follically challenged Brit.
Granted they're probably not going to go to Crank levels of absurdity with this one—i.e. he probably won't punch the mega-shark to death—but I'm more than willing to bet that this will be a film with a decent sense of humor about itself. Kind of like Piranha 3D, another late summer aquatic horror comedy from a few summers back.
On top of all of that, this flick comes to us from director Jon Turteltaub, the man behind the National Treasure movies, which are among the cheesiest and most fun adventure movies of the early aughts. Fingers crossed that this is more of the same, and if it is, don't be surprised if it finds a sizable audience during the dog days of summer. If only we could've gotten Nic Cage involved as well.
The Meg opens in theaters nationwide on August 10.