A crew is trapped at the bottom of the ocean after being attacked by a 75-foot prehistoric Megalodon shark. Jonas Taylor (a rescue diver) must confront his fears to save the crew and anyone who comes in contact with the monstrous beast.
How was the movie?
Overall the movie was entertaining but it fell a little short for me. There is plenty of action with a decent plot but I wanted something more from this movie. I think it would have been better if it wasn’t watered down (no pun intended) for a PG-13 audience. Or maybe if it was more cheesy, campy and fun (Piranha 3D anyone?). Character development also fell short and no one was really memorable. And I wish we could have seen the Megalodon more! Isn’t that why were here? At times I was excited and others a little bored but it’s still a fun movie just don’t expect a blockbuster as this is NO Jaws.
Was The Meg 4DX worth the price?
The 4DX effects for The Meg were awesome! It no doubt enhanced my enjoyment of this movie. Of course there is a ton of water used throughout this movie so be prepared to get a little wet. Floating around the water as your seat gently sways is an awesome 4DX effect and makes you feel like you are in the water. The diving effect was pretty good too. Just as they hit the water, a mist of water sprays your face. Riding through the water on a boat as you seat subtly rumbles and the wind blows your hair is very cool. Little things like this really make you feel like you are part of the movie. They use this same effect when helicopters take off and land. At one point they were using all the water effects at once. Water mists from the front, water sprinkling down from the back of the seats and water mixed with the fans from above. This combines to create an “Extreme Water Effect” and it’s a lot of fun. Leg ticklers and strobes were also used effectively throughout the movie. The 3D was actually decent at some points especially under the water and did enhance the movie when it worked. So my review of the movie wasn’t the best but if you plan on checking this movie out, 4DX at the Regal Pointe Orlando 20 is the way to go.
Where to watch a 4DX Movie
There are only 8 cities in the country where you experience 4DX. If you live in Orlando be sure to visit Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX on International Dr to experience a 4DX movie.
Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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