Ben Wheatley, known for his creative and boundary-pushing films, disappoints with “Meg 2: The Trench.” Wheatley’s direction feels lackluster, reminiscent of his uninspiring “Rebecca” remake. The film, until its final half-hour, is an exceptionally dull giant shark movie that inexplicably shifts focus to an evil underwater drilling operation.
Jason Statham, usually known for his charismatic action roles, appears visibly bored as Jonas, a deep-sea diver investigating the Megalodon. The sequel lacks the fun and wit of his previous work, leaving the audience unengaged.
The plot takes Jonas and his crew into the ocean trench, home to the Megalodons, where they uncover not only more giant sharks but also an evil human operation mining the trench for resources. The film finally gains some life when they reach Fun Island, but it’s too little, too late.
Despite a promising premise, “The Trench” fails to capture Wheatley’s signature dark humor and horror finesse. It lacks stakes, making it predictable and ultimately unexciting. Wheatley’s inability to infuse his trademark creativity into a conventional structure results in a lackluster and forgettable film. In the end, the movie falls far short of its potential. Visit HDtoday cc for more!