Let’s face it, there are a lot of bad shark movies out there.
Do you believe that low-budget B-movies like ‘Sharknado’ (sharks + tornadoes) and ‘Sharktopus’ (half-shark, half octopus creature) are an insult to classics like Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster, ‘Jaws’?
‘Neue’ spoke to a group of moviegoers who caught (no pun intended) ‘The Meg’ in Brunei earlier this week.
This is what those who ENJOYED the movie had to say:
- “I walked into the cinema with very low expectations. After all, it’s another shark movie. I was so wrong. Jason Statham really added value to this movie.”
- “This movie is basically ‘Jaws’ on steroids.”
- “I’m just thankful that this wasn’t a ‘Sharknado’ movie. If you’re a fan of Jason Statham, you need to watch this.”
‘Neue’ also spoke to a group of Bruneians who said they would AVOID this movie. This is what they had to say:
- “Big shark … big deal. So what?”
- “I’ve been disappointed by movies like ‘Sharknado’ . So I’m gonna give ‘The Meg’ a miss.”
- “Jason Statham must be in real need of cash if he was willing to be in this movie.”
Will you be watching ‘The Meg’?
What other shark movies are out there?
#1. Jaws (1975)
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
To this day, this iconic movie is still considered as Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece.
#2. The Shallows (2016)
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
#3. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.
#4. Sand Sharks (2012)
A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise.
#5. Ghost Shark (2013)
When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport.
#6. Sharknado (2013)
The first of many Sharknado movies. When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.
#7. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)
With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado; Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.
#8. Dark Tide (2012)
Halle Berry starred in this movie? A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking – more carnivorous and hungry than ever.
#9. Jurassic Shark (2000)
The story of the shark, which has hunted for millions of years. Various scientists try to reconstruct prehistoric sharks and their world from fossil clues. Contemporary footage mixed with cg to create prehistoric sharks.
#10. 47 Meters Down (2017)
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive. (Source: Internet Movie Database, IMDb)
Are you a shark movie fan?
How many of these shark movies have you watched? Which is your favourite? Which don’t you like? Drop us a comment below or reach out to ‘Neue’ via Facebook or Instagram.
Where can you catch ‘The Meg’ in Brunei?
Cinemas in Brunei where you can catch ‘The Meg’ (as of August 10, 2018):