If you missed the book Meg, which is probably for the best, I just heard through the grapevine that a movie is in developmental hell. Luckily the book was given to me, so as I trudged through the 400 some odd pages of it, I didn’t have one more thing to upset me. The only thing that is deep in the story is the setting. If you like multi-million dollar moves with great effects and little plot this may be the book for you. The whole pretense, in a King Kong/Godzilla sense, is absurd and the dialgoue is predictable.
The main protagonist is Jonas Taylor a Navy deep sea diver working in the Marianas Trench. And guess what..its ‘top-secret’. He sees a megalodon that kills his buddies. And guess what…no one believes him. The plot twist is Jonas gives up diving and becomes a paleontologist to prove “Meg’s” existence. And guess what…Meg wrecks havoc. More people die and eventually Meg is killed with a submarine.
I am glad this movie is having problems making it to the screen. But I guess it could be worse, the book could be authored by Michael Crichton.