Jaws taught us something we already knew—we’re scared of sharks. The Sharknado movies taught us that shark movies didn’t have to be good to be popular. Now, The Meg wants us to know that they don’t even have to have a good name, that people will buy tickets to a shark movie whose name they can’t even say out loud with a straight face.
You know what? It’s a scary world out there, and we don’t blame you if you’d rather just imagine us all being eaten by an extinct giant shark-like thing for a couple hours. No judgment here. So go to the theater, now that we’ve allayed your fears that The Meg might be a truly terrible Family Guy spinoff. It’s not; it’s something closer to a mix between Deep Blue Sea without Samuel L. Jackson and Armageddon without Bruce Willis. Enjoy.
Oh, and the Academy saw fit to add a new category to the Oscars this year. If you don’t know what it is yet, have we got a treat for you. Once you’ve heard Daniel’s opinion (if you had the time to listen to all of it), let us know what you think by leaving a sardonic comment over on Facebook. Josh may not be on many episodes nowadays, but he still takes great pleasure in reading anti-establishment grumbling on Facebook.