Friday Fishbird Flicks : “The Meg”


Friday Fishbird Flicks 📽 – wherein I watch a movie that everyone has already seen, and talk very briefly about it so we can get on with other things 🤩

This week I watched “The Meg” the 2018 shark studded thriller starring Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Megalodon and Kelly the Dog (playing ‘Pippin the Dog’).

Oh, boy – I give this chomper 5 Fishbirds out of 10. *drinks large glass of shark-free wine*

Let me say from the start, I LOVE Megalodon – as much as I love any prehistoric creature. Which is more than 1000 loves. Megalodon is the reason this movie gets at least five stars – well, Megalodon and the furious swimming of Pippin the dog. Look at his wonderful legs go! 😍

Essentially this is the story of Megalodon, who by chance escapes from his icey ocean prison and tries to survive many unprovoked attacks by humans. Get out of Megalodon’s home, humans! You belong on un-sharkinfested land!

We open with Dwight Schrute (😍) in Underwater World, which I was fully behind – unfortunately it all went downhill from there. Awkward dialogue was only occasionally saved by the appearance of giant squid and mini sharks.

My favourite quote was … “‘One fish did all this?’ … ‘Ask it yourself.’” … … How?!? Meg can’t slow down to listen to you, she’ll die! (That’s the only reason you can’t ask her.) Or maybe … “A living fossil ate my friend.” Hehehe … fossil.

The acting was as good as the script allowed, sadly the script writers did not directly consult Megalodon and it was all the poorer for it.

I did enjoy the addition of Australian & New Zealand actors – it made me feel closer to the prehistoric superstar. We’re best friends now.

I paired the movie with a few glasses of George The Wizard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon & went back to the future with a smiling many-toothed hero🎥🎞

Who is your favourite pre-historic movie star? Is it Predator? Does he even count? Of course he does! T-Rex is hard to beat in my book, but I have had a few glasses of wine and am finding it hard to think of any other creatures.

Until next time, lovely humans! 🙂

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