REVIEW: Meg 2 needs more bite

Meg 2 is a lackluster film that has left viewers intrigued and the box-office sales for this film only emphasize viewers dissatisfaction.

Meg 2: The Trench had its world premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 9, and wasreleased in the United States on Aug. 4 by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office success, grossing $390 million worldwide. The first Meg movie didn't get great reviews, but it made over $530.2 million worldwide.

The sequel, Meg 2: The Trench, hasn't done as well. It only has a 29% score on Rotten Tomatoes, while the first one had 47%.

Many viewers were intrigued by the climax of the movie – a prolonged battle against huge amphibious lizards able to dwell on land as comfortably as in water kicks off. A massive tentacled beast joins the party, terrorizing the Fun Islanders, and ensnaring Meiying in its suction-cupped grasp. 

There’s also a couple of giant megs to contend with. After the bad guys and beasties are all dispatched, Haiqi – who kills the tentacled creature – makes a beeline, apparently in attack mode. But Jiuming uses his clicker, and Haiqi makes an about-turn following a pod of dolphins, seemingly in pursuit, as she swims away.

One reviewer on Metacritic, saimairejohnson, said of the film, “I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! I was honestly surprised by how much I loved it, but I think it's because this one started out action-packed and immediately drew you into the tale in a way that I found refreshing and fun! It was actually a better film than the first one and I was veryimpressed with Jason Statham's acting in such a caring and protective role where he was pure of heart and conviction while still smart and adept as always.”

Meg 2: The Trench already is on-demand after spending only three weeks in  theaters. It is a intriguing film – despite a few unsatisfied reviews. Will you go experience this film?