The Meg is a run-of-the-mill, but well-executed monster movie starring Jason Statham and the sovereign nation of China. Jason Statham plays Jonus Taylor, an expert rescue diver who is retired after a tragically failed rescue, which Jonus blames on a giant fish or something (but no one believes him). He is brought out of retirement after another diving accident befalls his ex-wife who was researching the deepest, hidden depths of the ocean. Before her video feed cuts out, she says “Jonus was right!”. … [Read more...] about The Meg Review
When we originally started the podcast, I thought we had picked a pretty good, well-defined niche. However, as David and I started discussing what kinds of movies we could watch and review on the podcast, we ran up against an interesting question: what counts as a horror movie? It seems like a simple question, but when you start thinking about it, many of your assumptions about what defines a horror movie can be easily challenged. Does a Horror Movie Need to be Scary? For example, does a horror movie have to be scary? What about comedic horror movies? I wouldn't be scared during many comedic horror movies, but they still use the same tropes and are considered legit horror movies because of it. Does a Horror Movie Need to be Supernatural? Some say that a defining characteristic is that there is a supernatural element. Well, not always! Many slasher movies are just a guy with a knife. Is Scream supernatural? One of David's favorite recent horror movies is The Invitation - … [Read more...] about What Counts as a Horror Movie?