According to scientists the largest shark that ever lived was the Megalodon some 5 million years ago. Estimates show that megalodon was 40 to 50 feet in length and weighed around 48 tons. The megalodon's teeth ranged from three to seven inches in length.
There are a few people driving around who think its possible some of these giants still exist. And that’s the premise The Meg takes.
But for most of us normal folks The Meg is not even remotely scientifically accurate but it’s a romping, stomping, frightening yarn.
Movies are first and foremost for entertainment and this one certainly fits that mold. The Meg even gives a nod to Spielberg’s Jaws with the beach scene.
As expected most was computer-generated imagery but there was also a AI-powered system that created the megalodon.
Our hero is Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) who ended up riding the beast. The Meg was a blockbuster, not a B-movie, so it had a large budget, about $180 million. It grossed $527.8 million, so in October 2018 the sequel began early stages of development.