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Old 08-10-2018, 09:24 PM
 
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Meg made $4 million on Thursday previews, and is on track to be number one this weekend with something like 36 million. Impressive figures, but the budget on this is estimated as high as 170 million, so it's got its work cut out. I think there's a favorable deal as Hollywood shares production costs with Chinese studio.
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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I saw it yesterday, not as great as I expected, but it was OK.

I have a sneaky feeling next summer 'the Meg 2' will come out and it will be a 200ft Megladon terrorizing present day city, they will figure out the 2 sharks in the first movie were juveniles.
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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I saw it yesterday, not as great as I expected, but it was OK.

I have a sneaky feeling next summer 'the Meg 2' will come out and it will be a 200ft Megladon terrorizing present day city, they will figure out the 2 sharks in the first movie were juveniles.
They can call it Mega Meg.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:06 PM
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They can call it Mega Meg.
Mega megnado, with giant octopuses and shrimp this time.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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It was okay. I'm an easy grader of movies, but I'd give this one a C at most. I liked the cast -- I like Statham -- but the movie felt long and unremarkable. (You know what a more interesting shark movie was? Deep Blue with Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, and LL Cool Jane. Also, The Shallows with Blake Lively.)
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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The Meg grossed a better than expected $44.5 million in the US this weekend.

It'll probably fade fast, but that makes it a little easier to recoup the production budget.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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The Meg grossed a better than expected $44.5 million in the US this weekend.

It'll probably fade fast, but that makes it a little easier to recoup the production budget.


I'm just amazed that people are willing to go see it, based on how terrible the trailer looks. I like Statham but I don't think this is the movie for him.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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"Sharknado with a bigger budget and a much bigger monster". I think that summed it up better than I could.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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I'm just amazed that people are willing to go see it, based on how terrible the trailer looks. I like Statham but I don't think this is the movie for him.
Same here, it just looked awful, and I'm not even talking about the totally fake looking CGI (yea I know it's fake, but it's been 25 years since Jurassic Park's revolutionary CGI effects, how is a movie nowadays look worse than what came out back then?).

People must have really been bored or something.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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Same here, it just looked awful, and I'm not even talking about the totally fake looking CGI (yea I know it's fake, but it's been 25 years since Jurassic Park's revolutionary CGI effects, how is a movie nowadays look worse than what came out back then?).

People must have really been bored or something.
Could be a preliminary first step to outsourcing CGI to the Chinese. Might take a bit to get them up to speed at $40/day.
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