The Meg 2: The Trench trailer is here folks and it’s a doozy. Despite an auspicious start, I genuinely found myself laughing out loud several times in this trailer alone. Are you someone who watched The Meg and felt it was a serious exploration of how little we understand the Ocean depths? Then you’r as mad as a box of frogs. If instead you watched The Meg knowing it made no sense, will make no sense, and should be treated with the same respect as Sharknado, then you’re gonna love this trailer. Check it out.
Yes, Jason Statham did just use his leg to push back the shark, after it had broken through ‘Meg proof glass’. Plus, looks like they have developed some kind of Iron Man like super suits for this sequel. Oh, and we are told up front, this is the biggest Meg yet.
I guess my only criticism so far is that they’ve made the shark look really fake and rubbery. I’m guessing that was somewhat intentional to sell the ludicrous nature of this movie. Then again, maybe I’m wrong. I would genuinely love it if the director who made this movie treats it as serious whilst everyone else knows its not. It would remind me of some of the classic bad movies of the past that grew into cult hits.
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Originally the shark was made to look weird and misshapen in Jaws III. However, the shark experts who worked on the movie complained about it and got it fixed. I’ve never seen an image of what that was supposed to have looked like, just heard people reference it. However as you can see above, the final version was not exactly some wonder of special effects back then. This Meg isn’t even that bad, but it looks less like a shark to me compared to the first movie. With modern CGI, it’s what makes me think the design is deliberate.
Though it would seem like a bad idea, I kinda want to take the family to see Meg 2: The Trench, even my 8 year old daughter. Of my whole family, she loved the first Meg a weird amount when she was young. It didn’t scare her, she just laughed at it. That’s exactly what way you should look at Meg 2 folks. Laugh at it, because if you’re not laughing at a movie this bad and enjoying it for it’s silliness, what is the point?
If I don’t catch it in cinemas I will definitely be catching Meg 2 at home once it releases digitally, which I doubt will be very long at all. Maybe like 4 weeks after release, ha.
Meg 2: The Trench drops on August 4th this year. Lets us know what you think of this new trailer below as always.