It’s the lean, mean Stath machine!
The Meg totally does what it says on the tin, with Statham as retired rescue diver Jonas Taylor hunting down a believed-to-be extinct 75-foot-long prehistoric Megalodon shark. One of Taylor’s lines includes, “Chew on this,” followed by an expletive (naturally) and the film’s taglines include “pleased to eat you” and “opening wide” – so far, so Statham. Just the way we like it!
The Stath was a big part of the action and heist movie resurgence of the 2000s and 2010s. There are action movies and then there are Jason Statham action movies, which are a breed entirely their own. And, as if you even need to ask, he regularly does his own stunts. He even represented England in diving during the 1990 Commonwealth Games, something that undoubtedly served him well for The Meg. Is there anything this man can’t do?!
Before taking a big ol’ shark bite out of The Meg, check out our super-scientific Stath-o-meter. We rank his most riotously ridiculous roles – the ones that we’ll keep coming back to over and over again.
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