Jason Statham is back with a sequel to his hit shark action film The Meg titled Meg 2: The Trench. While the Meg films never had the substance of Jaws, it sure does know how to entertain an audience and Meg 2 delivers on that perfectly. Meg 2 sees our Jonas once again taking on sharks and fighting for the survival of his own life and the life of the people around him. Meg 2: The Trench doesn’t shy away from looking silly and nonsensical and it is better for it.
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Meg 2: The Trech also stars Sienna Guillory, Li Bingbing, Able Wanamakok, Wu Jing, Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Skyler Samuels, Melissanthi Mahut, and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.
So let’s find what the critics are saying about Statham’s latest film but before that Buy Yourself a Ticket for Meg 2: The Trench to find out if you like the film or not. Check out the review quotes from different publications lifted by Rotten Tomatoes below:
What is sorely lacking in Wheatley’s toothless sequel is bloody carnage and a sense of fun. It is not violent enough for the horror crowds, but perhaps too abrasive for the whole family to enjoy.– James Marsh from South China Morning Post
Ben Wheatley’s guilty-pleasure shark sequel lacks bite.– Casey Chong from Fiction Horizon
There’s potential fun to be had with a very obvious C-grade creature feature; you just have to sit through far too much unnecessary “plot” to get to it.– Peter Gray from The AU Review
Meg 2: The Trench doesn’t seem to impress the critics with its 6/10 review on IMDb, but let’s wait and see what the audience thinks about the film. So, if you are also looking forward to Meg 2: The Trench, you should buy your tickets now and enjoy the film in a packed theater on August 4, 2023. Check out the final trailer and official synopsis for the film below:
“Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush this summer in “Meg 2: The Trench,” a literally larger-than-life thrill ride that supersizes the 2018 blockbuster and takes the action to higher heights and even greater depths with multiple massive Megs and so much more! Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time. Immerse yourself in the most electrifying cinematic experience of the year with “Meg 2: The Trench” – where the depths of the ocean are matched only by the heights of sheer, unstoppable excitement!”