Warner Bros. has The Meg coming out this weekend, and now its Rotten Tomatoes score becomes known as presently 47 reviews are accounted for.
The Meg, which stars Jason Statham and is about a Megalodon shark attacking an underwater deep sea station, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 47%, with 22 Fresh to 25 Rotten.
The number is higher than some of Statham’s other movies, such as Mechanic: Resurrection (31%), The Expendables 3 (32%) and Homefront (22%), so it doesn’t seem all that bad, and with a movie starring a 70-foot shark, a high Rotten Tomatoes score probably isn’t expected.
The Meg opens August 10 directed by Jon Turteltaub, who is known for Rush Hour and National Treasure, and also stars Winston Chao, Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose (recently cast as Batwoman), Rainn Wilson, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis.
Here is the synopsis and the “Carnage” promo spot:
A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, former deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is drawn out of self-imposed exile by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter, Suyin (Li Bingbing), who thinks she can rescue the crew on her own. But it will take their combined efforts to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this seemingly unstoppable threat—a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. Thought to be extinct, the Meg turns out to be very much alive…and on the hunt.
Five years before, Jonas had encountered this same terrifying creature, but no one had believed him. Now, teamed with Suyin, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life to return to the ocean depths…bringing him face to face once more with the apex predator of all time.