The Meg: 4 missed enhancement opportunities

The Meg, photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures via WB Media Pass
The Meg, photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures via WB Media Pass /
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The Meg, photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures via WB Media Pass
The Meg, photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures via WB Media Pass /

Where was the back story behind the billions required for the underwater research facility?

In order for all the various people to work underwater, drive the various types of subs, live with a perpetual view of the best aquarium in the world, pilot the multi-million dollar rovers, and play Minecraft or World of Warcraft during their down time, there needs to be a source for the money. A benefactor. A benevolent billionaire. Enter Morris, played by Rainn Wilson. Here’s the deal, nothing was said about how he made his fortune.

A subtle reference to Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc. and Dwight Schrute: Assistant (To The) Regional Manager would have been perfect (i.e. “I made my fortune in the paper industry.”).

Other characters need history.

Before Toshi (Masi Oka) gave himself up heroically to save The Wall (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), Lori (Jessica McNamee), and Jonas, he should have gotten at least a small flashback. He was treated no better than a simple red shirt, and that’s unacceptable. Why not just throw in his background as the Chief Medical Examiner for the Honolulu Police Department and Hawaii Five-0 Task Force? Easy addition.

Additionally, something definitely should have been said about DJ’s (Page Kennedy) football career at Blue Mountain State. Maybe he graduated with an engineering degree where he met The Wall? Speaking of The Wall, why exactly is he called The Wall? He’s not that big; so, there needs to be more about this nickname.

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What do you think? Should there be more jokes and references? Or is The Meg perfect the way it is? Chime in with a comment to list how The Meg could have improved.

The Meg is currently playing in theaters everywhere.