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It seems like critics aren't biting for Meg 2, which just debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a pretty devastatingly low score.

When some films are released, they are greeted by critical acclaim and all-round praise. Others go on to become classics, icons and titans of cinema which are thought of as critical moments in the history of film.

And it looks like Meg 2: The Trench may well make movie history, though not in an expected way.

The Meg is back.
CMC Pictures

The first Meg flick was released in 2018 and featured Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels star Jason Statham going toe to toe (or should that be toe to fin?) with an enormous Megalodon shark released from an ocean trench.

The premise may have been completely impossible and ludicrous, but who doesn't like the idea of Jason Statham battling a huge prehistoric shark?

Now, a sequel to the movie has been released and a trailer for the movie teases a no holds barred thrill ride, with action ranging from the utterly ridiculous to the beyond bananas.

This time, our hero ventures directly into the trench where the eponymous shark originated. There they find Megs, but also other creatures including a giant octopus.

Needless to say, the sharks escape and must be taken out before they can wreak havoc on unsuspecting bathers and their peddle-os. And of course, the adorable Yorkshire terrier from the first film makes a return. If you know, you know.

However, it seems that Rotten Tomatoes has a less than favourable view of the shark-infested thrill ride.

Jason Statham in Meg 2: The Trench.
CMC Pictures

The first instalment ended up becoming a surprise box office smash. Now, the sequel appears to not exactly be drawing the most favourable of critical reviews.

In fact, it has ended up with one of the lowest critic scores on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Clearly, it's no Citizen Kane.

In fact, the flick's score on the infamous Tomatometer is currently sitting at a measly 28 percent. Yikes.

However, if anything cinema-goers have taken the critical panning merely as more motivation to go and see the movie.

One person wrote: "This movie isn't supposed to be taken seriously. Just sit back & enjoy. How difficult is that!"

Another said: "Paradoxically, the lower the critic score- the better this film will perform."

A third posted: "I saw it last night and I loved it. These movies are not meant to be serious at all. Lol."

In fairness, with climate change, the cost of living, and all manner of real-world monsters out to get us, sometimes you do just want to switch off your brain and watch Jason Statham punch a giant prehistoric shark.

And there's nothing wrong with that.

Featured Image Credit: CMC Pictures

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