The Meg

The Meg

  • Director: Jon Turteltaub
  • Writer: Dean Georgaris,Jon Hoeber,Erich Hoeber
  • Countries of origin: United States, China
  • Language: English, Mandarin, Thai, Japanese
  • Release date: August 10, 2018
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Atmos, Sonics-DDP, Auro 11.1, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Cá Mập Siêu Bạo Chúa
  • "The Meg" is an action thriller produced by China Gravitation Film Investment Co., Ltd. and Warner Bros. Pictures. It is directed by Jonathan Charles Turteltaub and starred by Jason Statham , Li Bingbing , Rainn Wilson , Ruby Rose , and Winston Chao . The film was released simultaneously in Mainland China and the United States on August 10, 2018   . It will be re-screened in Mainland China on August 9, 2020   .
    Based on the novel of the same name by American writer Steve Elton , the film tells the story of the prehistoric behemoth The Meg accidentally escaping from the deep sea and reappearing on the world. In order to resolve this catastrophe, deep-sea diving expert Jonas Taylor teamed up with China Zhang Suyin, a female scientist, started a desperate fight with The Meg   .


    • Release date August 10, 2018
    • Filming locations Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand
    • Production companies Di Bonaventura Pictures, Apelles Entertainment, Maeday Productions

    Box office


    $130,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Walton 2022-08-03 18:56:49

      The Meg--Pokémon the Movie: Overlord Megalodon

      At the beginning of the film, Ash and Pikachu went to a depth of 10,000 meters to rescue the members of the water fleet in distress in the waters of Alola. Just after some members were rescued, the submarine, which was suddenly killed, was suddenly hit hard. Ash is keenly aware that some kind of powerful Pokémon is attacking them. So, regardless of other trapped people's choosing to evacuate,

    • By Mortimer 2022-04-24 07:01:06

      Run! ! !

      The 30-meter-long giant shark wandered around the dumpling-like shoal of Sanya during the peak tourist season. Not a single person died, not a drop of blood was left, and not even a dog could catch up. It just caused a panic. The Sanya Municipal Government and the Tourism Bureau sponsored various teammates with 0 dodging points, "Look! He fell into the water, and he climbed up again, oh, he was hit by something again, and he actually Climbed up again.” The 30-meter-long huge shark came to...

    • By Else 2022-04-24 07:01:06

      Surprisingly acceptable!

      Because the light cat has been disassembled, I turned over the inventory in boredom....

      The hero and heroine are embarrassing... can't eat this kind of CP

      There are a lot of settings like w

      For example, there are 2 megalodons, and humans explore the deep sea~

      But since there is a megalodon, there must be other giant deep-sea creatures w

      At the beginning, the heroine's boat seems to be sucked by a large octopus?

      The plot is to be expected, I can probably...

    • By Arden 2022-04-23 07:01:59

      The grasp of Eurasian culture is still on point

      The male protagonist's toughness, execution and heroism around the goal express a kind of culture. At the same time, the love for the children in Asian culture, the family love for the children when they called for help, overcame the mission and returned to save the girl's plot, which also showed different. Culture brings different judgments when faced with choices.

      At the same time, it is a bit dark in Asia, such as the extremely unprofessional collision of the rescue helicopter at...

    • By Claude 2022-04-23 07:01:59

      deep sea world

      This is a thrilling movie. When Jonas went to rescue Su Yin, and the megalodon was only a few centimeters away from them, I could feel the suffocation and nervousness through the screen. When faced with the question of trying to save a few members of the crew that could end up killing everyone, or giving them up to save more lives, what choices will you make in front of the screen? I think no matter what kind of decision you choose to make, your heart is actually painful. Jonas has been...

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    • By Lukas 2022-12-25 19:07:20

      The most incompatible place in the film is the Mandarin spoken by the...

    • By Green 2022-12-19 09:43:36

      It is almost a masterpiece co-produced by China and the United States. Li Bingbing is not bad this time, but the Chinese lines are too...

    • By Major 2022-11-28 05:41:04

      "Jurassic World": "The stereotypes don't work anymore, audiences need bigger monsters now!" "Skyscraper": "The stereotypes don't work anymore, audiences need softer heroes!" "The Megalodon" ": "Fuck you, I've done it all, why didn't the box office increase because of...

    • By Tiara 2022-11-11 00:15:16

      Li Bingbing's English has improved...

    • By Tiara 2022-10-13 06:31:03

      You don't even have the skills to jump into the sea and eat helicopters, and you dare to be called a prehistoric giant...

    Movie plot

    An international scientific research project led by China is being carried out in the depths of the Mariana Trench, but it is suddenly attacked by unknown organisms and researchers are trapped on the seabed. Former U.S. Marine Corps deep-sea diving expert Jonas Taylor ( Jason Statham ) was ordered to rescue him, and once again encountered the prehistoric creature Megalodon that had left him with indelible memories in the deep sea...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    The film’s heroine Zhang Suyin was originally planned to be starred by Fan Bingbing, but Fan Bingbing chose to withdraw from the "Megatooth" crew because he could not coordinate to go abroad for filming.
    Actor Li Bingbing was afraid of water, so he refused the offer of Megalodon when filming "Mystery Nest" in Australia.
    In the New Zealand studio, the crew made a huge shark head model for filming, and its big mouth can almost fit four or...
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    Preliminary preparations

    Shortly after the publication of the Megalodon novel, Disney bought the rights to the film and television adaptation. But the road to the screen is full of ruggedness. After Disney acquired the copyright, it did not put any actual filming plans into practice, and it was put on hold for ten years. In 2007, New Line Pictures bought the copyright from the original author Steve Elton again, and plans to release it in 2008 after the filming...
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    Prop design

    The megalodon in the film is the world's largest known predator with the strongest bite force, and the megalodon is a well-deserved marine overlord. It is about 20 to 25 meters long, weighs 70 tons, and has a maximum bite length of 20 meters, which can easily bite ordinary sharks into two pieces. This giant animal has long been extinct. Director Joe Detduba and his team have conducted long-term research and made a huge shark head model...
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    On December 22, 2017, the producer of the movie Megalodon released the first stills.
    On April 10, 2018, the film released the "Deep Sea Descent" version of the trailer and the finalized poster; on May 23, the film released a "Super Seamaster" version of the poster, although the prehistoric ocean overlord Megalodon only The dorsal fin appeared on the camera, but it was already obscured from the sky. Humans are even more insignificant in...
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    Box office revenue

    The film was released simultaneously in North America and Mainland China on August 10, 2018. It was shown in 4118 theaters in North America. The box office on the first day was $16.5 million (including $4 million in advance). On August 11, it received another $16.38 million in a single day. This is an increase of nearly 30% over the first day after deducting the advance show. On August 12, it received a box office of 11.48 million US...
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    Evaluation action

    The film is unique and presents a "undersea Jurassic" to the audience. The film also relies on the creation of an atmosphere of horror, successfully opening the audience's psychological defenses, and the megalodon’s "giant teeth" and the mystery of the underwater world also provide a strong visual impact for the film. The film cleverly combines human fears of the deep sea and giant beasts. This sense of fear runs through the entire...
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    Movie quotes

    • [first lines]

      Jonas Taylor: [on radio] Look at the sonar. Let me know what you find.

      D'Angelo: So far nothing new, my friend. It just keeps getting worse.

    • Dr. Minway Zhang: Since 1875 we've all believed the Mariana Trench was the deepest place on Earth. I've had a theory that we think is the bottom might actually be a layer if hydrogen sulfide. Beneath that cloud, and a freezing cold thermocline there could be a completely different world.

      Jack Morris: Wow.

      Suyin: The Origin is about to see if my father is right. If there is warm water below, that means we're going to be the first to see it.

      Jack Morris: And what if you're wrong?

      Dr. Minway Zhang: Then you have wasted $1.3 billion.

      Jack Morris: [laughs] You're kidding. He's kidding, right?

    • Dr. Minway Zhang: [to Jonas] We have a shark cage and spearguns on board. If we can shoot the meg in a soft spot like its mouth or gills, we can inject it with something lethal.

      Mac: Whoa, whoa, whoa. It's gonna take at least 20 minutes to rig the cage. And that thing will be gone in two.

      Jack Morris: Why don't you just put a tracker on it? Don't you guys ever watch Shark Week? You have one of those, like, GPS tracker tag thingamajigs. Keep an eye on the shark till the cage is ready.

      The Wall: We should be able to put a tracking dart in that dorsal fin.

      Jack Morris: You're welcome.