Jason Statham’s new giant-shark movie, “The Meg,” is a fun action movie, but is best seen in 4DX, where the seats move and you’re sprayed by water.
The water effects were a tad disappointing, but you’re not going to find that in any other theater experience.
The movie is best seen in a theater with an engaged audience looking for a good time, and 4DX heightens that.
The new giant-shark movie, “The Meg,” from “National Treasure” director John Turteltaub, is a dumb, fun action movie that’s perfect to end the summer with. And if you’re willing to shell out $30 a ticket on a movie where Jason Statham has a “Star Wars”-type battle with a shark (under water, of course), then 4DX is the best way to watch it.
A 4DX theater tries to replicate the environment in a movie to the best of its ability with water, scent, wind, and light effects. In a movie like “The Meg,” where a lot of it obviously takes place under water, you get sprayed and dripped on. The seats move and vibrate during action-heavy scenes, too, and it’s all in 3D.
“The Meg,” in case you’re unfamiliar, follows a former diver named Jonas Taylor (Statham), who is brought back into the game to stop a prehistoric, giant shark that has escaped a newly discovered region deep within the ocean. Who discovered it and set off this terrifying chain of events? Scientists at a research facility funded by an arrogant billionaire played by Rainn Wilson.
“The Meg” is already an entertaining movie, but 4DX makes it more enjoyable. The water effects were apparently maximized to their full potential for the movie. The effects didn’t quite live up to my high expectations (I guess I anticipated being soaked). In fact, I think the most I felt water dripping on …read more
Source:: Business Insider