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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Some films are art. Some films are well-told stories that bring wonderful bits of escapism to the world, and some films are The Meg. Like Deep Blue Sea, it exploits our fear of the world under the sea, but does so with the gravity of something like San Andreas. Translation: it looks like a lot of dumb fun.

The first trailer shows off a cool underwater research center, and it’s there where the titular meg shows his ugly mug, leaving his teeth marks on the habitat in the process. The second half of the trailer is fittingly set to the Bobby Darin song “Beyond the Sea,” and while that would bother me for virtually every other film, I’m okay with it in this case.

The official synopsis for The Meg is below:

“In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.”

What did you think of the new trailer for The Meg? Let us know your thoughts down below!

The Meg hits theaters on August 10, 2018, and will collect its Oscar for Best Picture on February 23, 2019.

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SOURCE: Warner Bros.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.