The Meg was super fun thanks to its surprisingly effective cast of characters. It doesn’t try to be anything more or less than exactly what it is: Jason Statham and a ragtag band of scientists doing battle against an enormous prehistoric shark. I’d watch it again.
Amidst the flowing grass of a plateau rising out of a bed of fog stands an enclave where a woman named Sam tries to find the key to life on an Earth wrecked and subsequently abandoned by its human population. The cityscape below has become submerged in a toxic mixture of gases that can only be traversed with masks and oxygen tanks, but the relative safety of her elevated position allows Sam to conduct experiments and live freely.
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There's a serious Force Awakens vibe to Blair Witch in that, for better or worse, it feels like a retelling of the events of the first movie, albeit in a far more confrontational way. It drums up a convincing narrative, where the brother of Heather, the sole camera operator from the first film, takes a team into the same forest 20 years after her disappearance to try to discover what happened. A lot of the same spooks happen to this…