The Meg film review: We’re going to need a stupider boat

Making fun of The Meg might be more trouble than it's worth. There's no hype for this adaptation of a schlocky 1997 novel about a scientifically unsound super-shark. So what if Jason Statham (Crank, Transporter) got caught up in an unfortunate film? Every summer has its low-stakes stinker.

But we would be doing summer moviegoers a disservice to not warn them of exactly what to expect, should you use a shark movie as an excuse to sit in a theater's air conditioning on a hot day. In particular, anybody with even the slightest appreciation for science, logic, or sound research practices needs to brace their butts for how baffling The Meg turns out to be.


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