It’s hard to go wrong with shark movies, that’s for sure. There are so many amazing ones out there, but even when they’re good, they don’t compare. So you need something new, and we’ve got just the thing: The Meg 2. The sequel to the mega-hit of last summer is coming this fall, and it doesn’t exactly have a lot of details right now beyond its titled title, but it will be a great hit with fans of shark movies. Just like its predecessor gave us thrills and chills in theaters last year, this one promises to give us all those feelings again. More to the point, it’s going to give us more giant monsters, but in a different setting this time around. The first movie was very much a shark movie. It was the best shark movie you could get until Jaws came out. But now The Meg 2 is going to be something different than what Jaws and Sharksnado could offer.
Who is in the cast?
- Cliff Curtis as James ‘Mac’ Mackreides
- Jason Statham as Jonas
- Sienna Guillory
- Melissanthi Mahut
- Skyler Samuels
- Shuya Sophia Cai as Meiying
- Page Kennedy as DJ
- Sergio Peris-Mencheta
- Jing Wu
- Whoopie Van Raam
- Ray Strachan as Lenny
- Ron Smoorenburg as Mercenary
- Billy Clements as Mercenary
- Able Wanamakok as a Friend
The film is scheduled to be released on August 4, 2023, in the United States and also in China By Warner Bros. Pictures.
What is its prequel about?
The Meg is about a submarine that gets attacked by a giant prehistoric shark. It takes place in some kind of deep-sea submersible that is deep under the ocean, likely around 100 feet. The title character has sort of a name similar to “whale shark,” but it’s called a Megalodon, which is interesting because there’s another movie being made right now with the same name. You may remember this movie is based on a best-selling book written by Steve Alten entitled Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. This was written before the other movie came out because if it was made after its release it would have had to be called “The Meg 2” or something more specific like “Meg 2: The Return of the Megalodon.
So I scored First Edition hardcovers of #Meg and #Meg2 on eBay. Can’t wait to read the original version. Steve Alten went back and rewrote parts of the original since he wasn’t happy with it. 🦈 pic.twitter.com/RdOEVSUtCl
— Blake Hendrix🦈🐬🐳🐋⚓️⛵️ (@ProtonShark75) January 4, 2023
What are fans expecting from The Meg 2?
Going in, the movie is expected to provide more giant monsters and make it even more fun to watch. The first film never really focused on the shark itself. It was a lot more about the people trapped at the bottom of the ocean and how they were going to survive. That’s why it was so successful. So now we’re getting a sequel that will give us all we want from a shark movie, but with an added twist. Especially since the most recent entries into this genre have increasingly ditched sharks for something else entirely, whether it be ghosts or alien visitors or human monsters, or even that other monster.
Why should you watch this film?
The Meg was a surprise hit and it had to be something new and different to capture the audience it did. The Meg 2 is expected to be similar in setting, but with even more action and excitement going on. The setting is a submersible or some type of underwater machine that’s under attack from a giant carnivorous prehistoric shark. This is the biggest shark-related action movie ever made. Steven Spielberg has wanted to make a true Jaws for years, and he’s pretty much gotten his wish with this one. It’s the kind of film that you can watch over and over again knowing that it will always be great.
Who is the director?
The Meg 2 will be directed by Ben Wheatley, who is better known for his English pranks and horror films like Kill List, Free Fire, and A Field In England. Wheatley made his big debut in the United States with his weird film High Rise. He’s known for making movies very cheaply with a limited budget and shooting it all on the same set in long takes. The director has a lot of talent behind his work, but he doesn’t have a lot of work that proves he can be taken seriously as an accomplished filmmaker.
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