The Meg hit theaters last weekend to a Jaw-dropping box office opening, proving that Jason Statham, Dwight from The Office, and a giant shark were the perfect trio for a successful summer flick. Naturally, moviegoers took to Twitter to express their comedic commentary and thoughts on the often corny yet self-aware action film and we’ve gathered 19 of our favorites below. Check them out and if you haven’t seen The Meg yet, Jason Statham and all his shark slaying glory are still playing in theaters!
I do love the slagging off that #TheMeg is getting from some people.
“Ridiculous action sequences”
Like I’m sorry, but who goes into a film that is basically Jason Statham kicking shite out of a massive shark and expects high art?
— Kira (@FilmAndTV101) August 13, 2018
whoever decided to call it the meg and not jurassic shark has missed a huge opportunity
— Shafeeq (@Y2SHAF) August 19, 2018
Glad to see Dwight finally hit big with the beet farm and invested in marine biology. Anyways “The Meg” was wild. #themeg
— Jaspher (@JosephHandwork) August 20, 2018
Until today I didn’t realise how much I NEEDED to see Jason Statham fight a shark #theMeg
— John Whiles (@JWMakesGames) August 20, 2018
The Meg (2018) pic.twitter.com/tJwu7bEHKb
— Andrew Cicco (@andrewnotsicko) August 19, 2018
The Meg: A Film Review-
Shark could have been a lot bigger tbh#TheMeg
— Nabila Jamshed (@NabilaJamshed) August 19, 2018
The problem with casting Jason Statham is; he exudes physical competence.
There was a scene in #TheMeg where he was in the water with regular sharks, and if he had grabbed a hammerhead and started swinging away at the rest, my suspension of disbelief would have been unaffected.
— G.D. Penman (@GDPenman) August 20, 2018
— Jay Fisher! (@Jaygoesfishing) August 18, 2018
I watched The Meg tonight. If anyone dares give it less than 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, they’re either a joyless wanker or just bloody dense
— Woody (@Woodythedrum) August 19, 2018
I look forward to the Monday morning meetings on the Warner Bros. lot, where they eagerly discuss a way to make a #CrazyRichAsians /#TheMeg cross-over adventure.
(Which you’d all totally watch, don’t deny it)
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) August 18, 2018
Caught a late night showing of #TheMeg. Fantastic performance from Pippin.
— Erik Hofstatter (@ErikHofstatter) August 20, 2018
The best part about The Meg was when Jason Statham punched the shark in the face and Seth Green fell out revealing it to be the long awaited sequel to The Italian Job.
— [crockett] (@CrockettForReal) August 19, 2018
#TheMeg was exactly what I expected – big, silly fun. Some unintentional laughs, dodgy dialogue and a massive fucking shark eating stuff. 😁
— Ashy Slashy (@ashley_northey) August 13, 2018
I’ll only go see The Meg if it ends with Jason Statham being fired out of a torpedo tube and headbutting the shark in its one weak spot
— beloved comedy institution “the pixelated boat” (@pixelatedboat) August 20, 2018
The Meg but instead of a movie about a shark it’s a movie about Megan from Drake and Josh.
— Jakob Swetland (@jakob9612) August 18, 2018
The Meg, but it’s a gigantic Meg Ryan trying to find true love in a relatively small city.
— Kara Schlegl (@karaschlegl) August 18, 2018
Finally saw The Meg and this legit was me watching Jason Statham hunting a megalodon shark. pic.twitter.com/gfwu1kGZ9i
— Delia (@Delia_X23) August 19, 2018
— Daniel Garza (@dgarza_4th) August 14, 2018
— Le Cinéphiles (@LeCinephiles) August 11, 2018
The Meg is currently playing in theaters!
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.