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Top 5 Shark Movies To Watch That Are Not ‘JAWS’
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Top 5 Shark movies

JAWS is my favorite movie of all time and has instilled in me a lifelong affinity for sharks. It also spawned an entire sub genre of “shark movies.” Hollywood and both big- and small-budget filmmakers have been trying to replicate the success of Steven Spielberg’s classic ever since its debut in 1975. This summer is giving shark fans, and especially shark movie fans, a real treat. In late July, the Discovery Channel raked in the ratings with their annual Shark Week. This past Friday, giant shark movie, The Meg, opened in theaters everywhere, and later this month the Sharknado franchise comes to a close with The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.

Since we’re talking about some upcoming shark movies, let’s take a look at some of the best shark films of all time, and of course I’m not counting JAWS because Spielberg’s classic is untouchable. I will also leave out the underrated JAWS 2 because of the familiar feel to its original. Without further ado, here are the Top 5 Shark Movies That Are NOT JAWS.

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Movie Review: The Meg
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The Meg movie review

The Meg
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Kai
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: August 10, 2018

The Meg was fine. It’s not awful in anyway. But it’s also not spectacular in any way. That is the real issue with the latest summer blockbuster shark movie. Any shark movie is going to inevitably compared to Jaws and that is not fair. Jaws was perfect, a classic of unparalleled status. Most of the immediate post-Jaws shark movies were rip-offs. Some have towed the line and were homages. Since Shark Week and the advent of cable TV, specifically the SYFY channel, shark movies essentially take two forms: thrillers that aim to provoke reactions of fear a la The Shallows (2016) and The Reef (2010), and the much more common go for absurdity and silliness like Deep Blue Sea (1999) or the any of the thousands of “shark movies” on cable such as the Sharknado franchise and Sharktopus. The Meg falls in the one place you don’t want to be… the middle.

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Come Face To Face With A Megalodon In ‘The Meg’ VR Experience Video
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The Meg Movie Header

The long-awaited adaptation of author Steve Alten‘s MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror, simply titled The Meg, is just a little over a week away from finally being released.

Ahead of its arrival Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new virtual reality experience for the movie, in which you’ll come face to face with the giant megalodon shark that wreaks havoc in the movie.

Continue below for much more info on The Meg and to watch the VR video.

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‘The Meg’: Monster Shark Movie Gets New International Trailer and Poster
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The Meg

We’ve already seen an official trailer for The Meg, the long-awaited giant shark movie based on author Steve Alten‘s book MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror.

Now a new international trailer and poster for the movie have surfaced. You can read a lengthy synopsis for The Meg and check out the new trailer and poster below.

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‘The Meg’ Trailer: Like You Don’t Want To See Jason Statham vs A Giant Shark
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The Meg

Summers may be full of those superhero movies and some fun comedies, but this one may belong to The Meg. The film, starring Jason Statham, sees the actor going up against a giant shark. No, literally. It’s a giant shark.

The shark is the once thought to be extinct megalodon, and it is so big that not only can it tip over a ship with ease, but it can swallow people whole. Check out the full trailer below.

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Ruby Rose Joins Jason Statham For Giant Shark Movie ‘MEG’
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MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror

Earlier this week it was reported that Jessica McNamee was cast as the female lead in MEG, the giant megalodon shark movie from Warner Brothers. Now comes word of another actress attached to a role.

Ruby Rose, one of the stars of the hit Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, has entered into negotiations to join the cast. If a deal gets works out, the actress will join Jason Statham and Fan Bingbing on the cast.

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Megalodon Shark Movie ‘MEG’ Finds Its Female Lead
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MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror

The long in development giant shark movie MEG has found its female lead. It’s being reported that Sirens and The Vow star Jessica McNamee has joined the cast of the Warner Brothers title, which is based on the Steve Alten book MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror.

McNamee joins Jason Statham, who’s set for the male lead, and Fan Bingbing on the cast. The movie was set to be helmed by Hostel and Cabin Fever director Eli Roth, but he departed the project a handful of months ago. Roth left due to budget concerns after Warner Bros., coming off a rough year at the box office, wanted to pull things back a bit on the expected $100 million MEG budget. Now the movie will be made by Cool Runnings, National Treasure and its sequel, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice director Jon Turteltaub.

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Eli Roth Talks Using CG For Giant Shark Movie ‘MEG’
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MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror

While many immediately cringe at the mention of CG effects being used in a movie, it’s hard to find a movie these days that doesn’t use them one way or another. The best we can hope for is the use of both practical and digital effects hand-in-hand, with more of the former visibly noticeable.

But sometimes CG is simply unavoidable. One such example of this is MEG, which features a giant megalodon shark. If you’re even a little familiar with JAWS and how much trouble Steven Spielberg had working with a mechanical shark for that, you understand how insane it would be to build and film a practical shark the size of a freakin’ city bus or bigger. The movie has been in the works for many years, and is currently in the middle of another attempt at finally making its way to the big screen with the recent news that Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth was set to make the movie for Warner Brothers. Roth spoke recently about using CG for the movie, and you can see what he had to say below.

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Eli Roth To Direct Shark Movie ‘MEG’
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MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror

Movie fans have been awaiting an adaptation of the Steve Alten book MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror for a long, long time. The movie, simply titled MEG, has been fighting its way toward making it to the big screen for almost two decades now, and it looks like it might finally be ready to become a reality.

It’s being reported that Eli Roth, director of Cabin Fever, Hostel, and Hostel: Part II, has entered into negotiations to direct the movie for Warner Brothers.

Continue below for more and to watch a trailer for the book.

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