By Steve Dellar  |  08-10-2018   News
Photo credit: Warner Brothers The Meg Chinese Poster

As Jason Statham reaches the Steven Seagal part of his career and photographers are more interested in taking pictures of his wife Rosie Huntington-Whiteley whenever he turns up at premieres, the movies that he’s being pitched are not quality like ‘Snatch’ or even ‘The Transporter’ (well at least the first one) anymore.

This time round, he stars in what arguably can be seen as Peter from Family Guy’s pitch who said at several occasions during the cartoon series that he had an idea for a movie called ‘Bigger Jaws’.

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Given that this is a summer family flick and young boys are into dinosaurs, it was therefore entitled the Meg, referring to the pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“It was incredible, big, loud and fun” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheMeg?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheMeg</a> - in theaters NOW. Get tickets: <a href="https://t.co/ZuNW8MWbD5">https://t.co/ZuNW8MWbD5</a> <a href="https://t.co/yh7UQdtEPw">pic.twitter.com/yh7UQdtEPw</a></p>&mdash; The Meg Movie (@MegMovie) <a href="https://twitter.com/MegMovie/status/1027690991833235456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Even though it is not all that good storywise, I must admit that ever since watching the Family clip in question, I’ve always wondered about ‘bigger jaws’ but of course this is not the first spinoff of the incredibly popular 1975 (yes it’s been that long) Spielberg vehicle which set off a whole family of copycats.

Although he won’t show up in many lists of movie critics the original Jaws is still one

of the greatest films ever made as it was able to make people actually scared of going into the water for a while.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Don’t miss Jason Statham vs. the largest prehistoric shark to ever exist! In theaters TONIGHT - Get your tickets NOW! <a href="https://t.co/ZuNW8MWbD5">https://t.co/ZuNW8MWbD5</a> <a href="https://t.co/A4XHSPoEFA">pic.twitter.com/A4XHSPoEFA</a></p>&mdash; The Meg Movie (@MegMovie) <a href="https://twitter.com/MegMovie/status/1027570202370822144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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What started as the prototypical summer blockbuster and monster movie, has since become the standard bearer for all disaster directors. Don’t show the monster until 40 minutes in or so, build up to it, and then go out all the way.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Two days to go until she comes to shore… Don&#39;t miss Jason Statham, <a href="https://twitter.com/libingbing?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@libingbing</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/RubyRose?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RubyRose</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/rainnwilson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rainnwilson</a> and Cliff Curtis versus <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheMeg?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheMeg</a> <a href="https://t.co/iieSWZefyp">https://t.co/iieSWZefyp</a> <a href="https://t.co/Sed5wojadL">pic.twitter.com/Sed5wojadL</a></p>&mdash; Warner Bros. UK (@WarnerBrosUK) <a href="https://twitter.com/WarnerBrosUK/status/1027222908765134851?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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For two years after its release, Jaws was the highest-grossing film of all time until that other smash hit series came round, Star Wars in 1977.

If you’re looking for a good ‘turn your brain off’ time in the cinema with your kids (that are not too young anymore) then this is definitely one to watch. It won’t make the critics happy, but it is good fun.

Source:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsyLFBSkKmY

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Anonymous No. 33552 1533895845

Gotta love Family Guy

Anonymous No. 33549 1533904958
If you have seen the commercial, you have pretty much seen the movie
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