Run time: 111 mins
Jason Statham and the prehistoric mega sharks are back for seconds in this shamelessly entertaining sequel.
At an oceanic institute in China, Jonas is working with Jiuming (Wu Jing), who claims to have trained a megalodon shark named Haiqi in captivity. As Jonas and his team head to a sea lab for an experimental voyage into a deep trench, Haiqi escapes. And when an illicit underwater mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival, everybody is caught up in a pulse-pounding race against time while they fight to outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators.
Supersizing the 2018 summer hit, director Ben Wheatley breaks from his usual mould to take the absurd action to tidal wave heights. Bigger and splashier, there are three Megs this time: Jiuming’s pride and joy hooking up with two older, much larger beasts. Diving between gritty tension and over-the-top insanity, the film does pretty much everything you’d expect, but there’s still something oddly satisfying about watching someone zipping around on a jet ski hurling homemade harpoons at huge sharks that can swallow large groups of hapless holidaymakers in a single gulp