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Thursday, August 9, 2018

#MovietimeinManhattan #WhomYouKnow @WBPictures #TheMeg Recommended by Whom You Know Opens to the USA August 10th Thriller of The Summer! Meet Megalodon, Magnificent Monster!

You won't be able to help but keep your eyes open wide during the firecracker duration of The Meg, which makes Jaws seem like a walk in the park.  The characters here would welcome the tame comfort of cute little Jaws in comparison!
Meet The Meg!
Short for Megalodon, The Meg sets the standard for size and significance in more ways than one. We'd call this movie an absolute thriller, and not a horror movie because anything horrific wasn't that way for the sake of being so; The Meg is intelligently written and anything horrifying is a direct consequence of the story and the action and purely supports it.
It's a firecracker opening from the start, and anytime you feel like there is a slowdown, just wait as you will sit up straighter and scream louder than you thought you could.
The writers and directors are the most impressive in this movie as they are masters of the crescendo and decrescendo in action.
We were happy with the cast, however, none of them stood out in particular as being better and we were not familiar with any of them before.  The Meg, though we think it is universally enjoyable as a movie, should please Asians in particular as we think on the whole it is marketed to their demographic.  
The pure resolve and determination of the characters is laudable and the mission will be clear to you as you watch closely, or even not closely as you can expect to jump and be happily jolted.  Happily, as you are safe in your seat.  The Meg is a movie that is much better on a big screen in a theater than in your living room.  
We really love the ocean and sea exploration, and if you do as well you'll also be intrigued by the inception of the movie, although we will warn you, the modern day explorers get more than they expect!  You'll meet super cute whales, which we loved, and parts reminded us of the Living Seas in Epcot which we understand sadly closed in 2006.  We loved it when it opened in 1986.  We recognized none of the places as it takes place in Asia; it would have been much better in Florida.
If you are into technology, you'll appreciate its influence throughout the film.
If you are into octopus appetizers, you may start to feel differently after seeing The Meg.
Some like their calamari raw...
Or maybe, it could inspire some seafood dishes!
The best part is the nonstop action, which is best at the beach scene and continues to be great when someone shows you a new way to barefoot behind a boat!
And, a little kid will show you the proper way to savor and properly enjoy a popsicle in the water.
Some characters are decidedly socially awkward, however, we think they were written to come off that way for possible humor.
The child actress in the film has great chemistry with Jonas, whom she lovingly deems "Crazy."
You'll see why.
Also all our dog lovers will fall in love with Poppin, whom you can't miss.
Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson and the like, there is a guy that reminds us of all of you in The Meg! It will be obvious right away!
Don't miss a minute of the boat chase towards the end, which is a perfect climax to the story.
Watching The Meg is the closest you can get to riding a rollercoaster while staying in your seat.
Remember, it's not about the people you lose, but about the people you save.

How can you not love a summer thriller!
Go see The Meg, recommended by Whom You Know!

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “The Fate of the Furious,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies). A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, former deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is drawn out of self-imposed exile by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter, Suyin (Li Bingbing), who thinks she can rescue the crew on her own. But it will take their combined efforts to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this seemingly unstoppable threat—a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. Thought to be extinct, the Meg turns out to be very much alive…and on the hunt. Five years before, Jonas had encountered this same terrifying creature, but no one had believed him. Now, teamed with Suyin, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life to return to the ocean depths…bringing him face to face once more with the apex predator of all time. The main cast of “The Meg” also includes Rainn Wilson (TV’s “The Office”), Ruby Rose (“John Wick: Chapter 2,” TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), Winston Chao (“Skiptrace,” “Kabali”), Page Kennedy (TV’s “Rush Hour”), Jessica McNamee (“Battle of the Sexes,” TV’s “Sirens”), ├ôlafur Darri ├ôlafsson (“The BFG,” upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Robert Taylor (“Kong: Skull Island,” TV’s “Longmire”), Sophia Cai (“Somewhere Only We Know”), Masi Oka (TV’s “Hawaii Five-0,” “Heroes”) and Cliff Curtis (“The Dark Horse,” TV’s “Fear the Walking Dead”). Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the best-selling novel MEG by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the “Transformers” films), Belle Avery (“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) and Colin Wilson (“Suicide Squad,” “Avatar”) produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Wei Jang, Randy Greenberg, Catherine Xujun Ying, Chantal Nong and Barrie M. Osborne serving as executive producers. Turteltaub’s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (“Sully,” “American Sniper,” “The Hunger Games”), Oscar-winning production designer Grant Major (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “King Kong”), editors Steven Kemper (“The Last Stand,” “Mission: Impossible II”) and Kelly Matsumoto (“Star Trek: Beyond,” “Fast and Furious 6”), and costume designer Amanda Neale (“Truth,” “Pete’s Dragon”). The music is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Martian,” the “Equalizer” films, the “Shrek” franchise). Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures present a di Bonaventura/Apelles Entertainment Inc./Maeday Productions, Inc./Flagship Entertainment Group Production, a Film by Jon Turteltaub, “The Meg.” The film is being released on August 10, 2018, in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX. It will be distributed in China by Gravity Pictures, and throughout the rest of the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. “The Meg” has been rated PG-13

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