Meg 2: The Trench: because one giant dinosaur shark just wasn’t enough (film trailer).
In a world where oversized prehistoric sharks are in short supply and we need more Jason Statham doing his hard-man-against-the-odds routine, the good folks at Warner Bros. have answered our prayers with a gift: “Meg 2: The Trench”. A gift as fresh as a shark-infested sea after a blood bath, as heartwarming as seeing your worst enemy about to be chomped by a megalodon. A sequel to 2018’s “The Meg”, this action-packed extravaganza has Statham leading a research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest, darkest recesses of the ocean. Because when you’ve survived an encounter with a 70-foot shark, the next logical step is to go looking for more, obviously.
Directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, and Dean Georgaris, “Meg 2: The Trench” promises to put Statham and his intrepid team through another set of highly improbable but nonetheless thoroughly entertaining trials and tribulations. Because nothing says “summer popcorn flick” quite like Jason Statham in a wet suit, outswimming prehistoric sharks.
Alongside Statham, we have action star Wu Jing, returning cast members Sophia Cai and Page Kennedy, as well as Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, and Cliff Curtis. All brought together to make a lucrative cinematic experience that teaches us, yet again, the consequences of tampering with Mother Nature and her sea-dwelling behemoths. The moral of the story? Leave the deep sea to the sharks, especially the prehistoric, 70-foot ones. Or, at the very least, if you’re going to venture there, make sure you have Jason Statham on speed dial.
As you enjoy your popcorn and ponder the plausibility of surviving multiple encounters with Megalodon sharks, remember, “Meg 2: The Trench” isn’t just about shark-infested shenanigans. It’s also a timely reminder about the havoc wreaked by environmental plundering. A sobering reflection of our times really, where one needs to outrun not only the sharks but also the relentless wave of destructive mining operations.
“Meg 2: The Trench” is set to take a bite out of the box office on August 4th, 2023. Whether you’re there for Statham, the supersized sharks, or the thinly veiled environmental message, one thing is certain – this is one summer dive you won’t want to miss.