“The Meg” Movie – and Beach – Fans Beware!
Remember the movie “Jaws?” Just hearing its theme music can evoke the fear that terrorized movie – and beach! – goers back in the summer of 1975. Since then, film-makers have tried to mimic that success.
Their latest attempt will be playing at Cozy Castle Cinema this weekend, Sept. 7 – 9. Meet “The Meg,” a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon. It’s also the title of the 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Jon Turteltaub, which is loosely based on the 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten.
In “The Meg,” a massive creature previously thought to be extinct, attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat!
The film, which is rated PG-13, stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis, and follows a group of scientists who encounter a 75-foot-long (23 m) megalodon shark while on a rescue mission at the floor of the Pacific Ocean.
Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Ticket prices are $7 with children 3 and under free. The Cozy Castle Cinema is located at 403 4th St, in downtown Saguache. 719-221-4159.