We’re so close to The Meg opening stateside now that you can practically smell the sea water in the air.
Scheduled to bring the blockbuster season to a close next Friday, The Meg – which will see action star Jason Statham go toe-to-toe with a prehistoric super-shark – has unarguably reinvigorated the publicity game with the occasional eye-popping poster and delectably cheesy tagline (“pleased to eat you” is my favorite), so it’s about time we got something more in line with your run-of-the-mill blockbuster.
That said, we’re not dealing with your run-of-the-mill blockbuster here, we’re dealing with The mother-effing Meg! And as such, even these international character posters – which you can check out below – featuring The Stath, Ruby Rose and Li Bingbing can’t help but bring a smile to our face.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), this adaptation of Steve Alten’s New York Times bestselling book, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror has already smelt the blood in the water and gone in for the kill. Described as this year’s guilty pleasure, and possibly the ultimate popcorn-movie, early reactions to The Meg call it the season’s most enjoyable movie and considering the likes of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and Ant-Man and the Wasp have already basked in the summer sun (successfully, I might add), that’s saying a lot.
Ultimately, if the very thought of watching Jason Statham go to war with a primeval predator in the blistering August heat isn’t enough to get you sweating, then you don’t know spellbinding cinema. After all, summer just isn’t the same without an excellent subaquatic fright flick to get your blood pumping, and The Meg is sure to deliver the necessary teeth and testosterone.
Source: Dread Central