Rent Meg 2: The Trench (2023)

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1h 51min
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Synopsis:
Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush as Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) and Jiuming Zhang (Wu Jing) lead a daring research team in a high-stakes battle for survival against massive Megs and ruthless environmental plunderers in the deepest depths of the ocean.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Ivy Tsui, , Xiong Jinji, Able Wanamakok, Jingjing Cai
Directors:
Producers:
Belle Avery, Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Voiced By:
Sara Dee
Writers:
Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Dean Georgaris, Steve Alten
Aka:
The Meg 2: The Trench
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/10/2023
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/10/2023
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
Canadian French Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Atmos, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Canadian French, English Hard of Hearing, French Parisian, Latin American Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Meg 2: The Trench'
  • Up from the Depths: Even More Beasts
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/10/2023
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
Canadian French Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Atmos, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Canadian French, English Hard of Hearing, French Parisian, Latin American Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Meg 2: The Trench'
  • Up from the Depths: Even More Beasts

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Reviews (5) of Meg 2: The Trench

Poor follow up - Meg 2: The Trench review by sb

Spoiler Alert
24/10/2023

FILM & REVIEW Loved the first one - a real hoot with everyone in on the gag - so along comes the inevitable sequel - which is not. Begins quite well then after about 20 mins it lurches into an underwater Die Hard crime thriller where the bad guys are mining the ocean floor for precious metals. The result is a seen it all before crime caper with a singular lack of Megs - they are more or less reduced to a cameo in their own movie. After about an hour Wheatley remembers he is supposed to be making a monster movie but all a bit too late by now. The finale is a carbon copy of the finale of the first one plus some bad guys chucked in and a giant octopus that appears with no explanation. I suppose the final reel where The Stath is finally let loose is ok but it’s a pale imitation of the first one. Plus the annoying kid last time round is now an even more annoying teenager. No idea what Wheathley is doing in all this nonsense - and no doubt there will be more in the franchise as it did a brisk trade at the box office - but 2.5/5 for me.

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Jason Statham defies all the principles of science - again! - Meg 2: The Trench review by giantrolo

Spoiler Alert
20/12/2023

If you liked the original Meg film, you're probably going to love Meg 2! Jason Statham returns for another action-packed, death-defying, science-disproving film centered around the ancient Megalodon shark - only this time, it's not really the Megs that are the problem! Cue the unscrupulous moles in the organisation who are exploiting the deep sea trench where the megs live. The story is actually pretty good, with just the right amount of cheese (except for the scene where one colleague whose diving mask breaks has her head implode with the pressure, but Jason Statham can swim without a suit at the same depth "just by making sure there is water in your nasal cavities"! Sorry, Jason, that's not how science works, lol). But overall, we enjoyed this film - especially the return of Pippin!

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OMG - Meg 2: The Trench review by mK

Spoiler Alert
25/12/2023

If you want wham bam in your face non stop action, giant sharks, octopus, terrorists and a ton of unbelievable nonsense, this does the trick. I had to sit auietly for half an hour after the finish to calm my brain down.

If I ever have to kill a giant shark, i’m going to use a helicopter rotor blade.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Meg 2: The Trench (aka The Meg 2: The Trench) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Even with low expectations, Meg 2 still manages to be disappointing. The common excuse is, "What do you expect from a killer shark movie?" Well, I expect some surprising kills, maybe some comedy, and a dash of earnest terror. I also expect the sequel to not simply be a rehash of the previous film, ala the Jaws sequels. Sadly, this film plays out exactly like the Jaws sequel for being sparse on ideas and lackluster with its carnage.

Jason Statham returns as a deep-sea operative for the only mission he's good at. The previous film already established him as a man who has a history of encountering giant monsters on the ocean floor. He warned some scientists about getting too close, but they are moving forward. What's the rationale for another batch of giant sea monsters from the prehistoric age being unleashed again? Nit much of one. Mostly an energy company that's greedy.

Most of the film finds Statham doing his standard action guy theatrics as the film serves up plenty of bad guys for him to kick and punch. But, wait, where's our monster of the hour? There's a new Megalodon in town and that's presumably what audiences came to see. You won't get much of that spectacle until the third act of the film and even then its a case of too little too late for this creature feature.

In a way, The Trench does edge closer to other giant shark continuance like the aforementioned Jaws saga. The problem is that it takes all the negative aspects with it, where the boring and meandering scenes fill time until the set pieces can be unleashed. Until that big scene where Starham is launching harpoons on a jetski at the titular monster, we get a lot of retread scenes from the last film but with a less compelling cast of characters. There's not much of an arc to anybody here and it feels like the actors are just filling time, hoping the VFX will do the heavy lifting. The promise of smaller monsters munching up a resort is not that impressive, especially with a PG-13 rating kneecapping much of the film’s grandest selling point.

Meg 2: The Trench is a dismal attempt to replicate the camp of killer shark movies. This is especially disappointing coming from a director who is usually pretty reliable when it comes to balancing horror and comedy. This film becomes a mess of trying to find that silly sweet spot as it goes through the same motions of the previous film without any of the same vigor. Much like Jaws, stick with the original and ignore the sequels.

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