Former U.S. Marine Jonas Taylor heads a research team on an exploratory dive to the ocean’s greatest depths. When a malicious mining operation menaces their objective and pulls them into a make-or-break struggle for survival, their quest devolves into pandemonium.

They must outstrip, outwit, and outdo their deadly adversaries, who are huge, prehistoric sharks and merciless environmental predators.


The science fiction action movie, ‘Meg 2: The Trench’, directed by Ben Wheatley from a screenplay by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, and Dean Georgaris, is the sequel to the 2018 movie ‘The Meg,’ which had a phenomenal box office success.

Based on the 1999 novel ‘The Trench’ by Steve Alten, the movie sticks to its initial theme of human survival from voracious Megalodons.

Set five years after the events of the first film, protagonist Jonas Taylor played onscreen by Jason Statham, along with his team, is back again to be the savior.

While watching the movie, it is best to shut out the ‘What,’ ‘Why,’ and ‘How’ questions in your head, as there is a very thin chance of them being answered. One cannot question how well-written it is as there are almost up-to-scratch dialogues and much-needed comic relief at places, but the problem lies with the plot of the movie itself.

The cinematography does not raise questions, neither does the fine work of VFX, which will actually make the audiences feel fear and threat. You get the action you expect and also the delivery from the actors. It is safe to say what you do not get is the movie itself.

As a movie, ‘Meg 2: The Trench’ fails to stand out from the many others created in the genre, especially considering that it has some notable ones in comparison. Lacking originality, uniqueness, and a new point of view, the movie falls short of sparking up the nostalgia and magic of its prequel.

Ratings: 2.5/5

In conclusion, the movie ‘Meg 2: The Trench’ is not one that you regret missing, although otherwise cannot be promised. This 1 hour 56 minutes movie is for you if you are just there for entertainment and for younger audience and their intrigue. If you are one who likes to follow a movie chronology, you can give it a shot. But if you are a true fan of science fiction action, chances are that you will not be satisfied, considering there is a whole of fiction and action but significantly less of science. Considering all these factors, ‘Meg 2: The Trench’ receives a two-and-a-half-star rating out of five.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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