Not Meg from Family Guy, but five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) 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 dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor 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 onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas 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 is easily one of the worst-titled movies of the year so far, and has been hanging around as an idea since 1997, but didn’t want to compete with 1999’s Deep Blue Sea. With a budget of $150m, it’s a good job they didn’t rush it out, eh?
On watching the trailer put out ages ago, I was waiting for the big payoff, the big scary moments, but.. there was NOTHING!
Now there’s a new trailer which actually features some action, but… there’s only ever been one decent scary shark movie and that was Sharknado! …No, it wasn’t. It was Jaws. All the others are just pretenders to the throne.
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Also stars: Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Robert Taylor, Jessica McNamee, Bingbing Li, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Check out the videos below which are my trailer reaction, (then I would include the first trailer I saw but it’s since gone offline in 2019), and then the new one, and click on the poster for the full-size image:
Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.