The Meg, directed by Jonathan Charles Turteltaub and starring Jason Statham, is a run of the mill shark action film. The plot revolves around ex-rescue diver Jonas Taylor, played by Jason Statham, as he rescues a trapped team of marine biologists, accidentally releasing a megalodon in the process and his quest to kill it. Because this is a shark movie, it is no surprise that there will be character deaths. This sets the movie up for being extremely predictable plot-wise. However, these deaths are of no real consequence, as the characters that do die have little depth and are given maybe ten minutes of screen time, or even less, leaving the audience with no connection. In fact, even the characters in the film do not seem attached to each other because when a character does die, there is a brief few minutes of acknowledgement and then the story continues on as if nothing had happened. Even the love interest is unclear until about halfway through the film, as she is indistinguishable from the other females in context of her character. Now, just because the characters are bad does not mean that the action can not be entertaining, and it is the highlight of the film. The cinematography of the action scenes is simply uninspired. However it does get the job done and honestly makes the scenes entertaining. The cinematography throughout the rest of the film however is simple and conventional, making the time between action scenes boring. The Meg offers characters with little depth, action scenes that are entertaining but uninspired, and cinematography that is is incomplex, leaving the overall score a 4/10; you should just watch Jaws.