The Meg (1)
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The Meg is a surprising movie. Not because it contains any particularly shocking plot twists, but because it presents within its story a fascinating blend of worn-out trope and trope subversion. It is neither a parody nor satirical swipe at cinematic stereotypes, and its tongue barely brushes the inside of its cheek. Rather, this is a film that is joyous in the fun it is having, while being bolstered by one of the best casts of the year. It is strange combination of problematic and refreshing choices, which leaves the audience entertained, overall.

The film is made, for the most part, by men. It’s written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, based on the novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, by Steve Alten. It’s edited by Steven Kemper, photographed by Tom Stern, and two o...

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