The Meg (Movie and Book Comparison)

As soon as I saw The Meg movie and found out that it was a book first I knew I had to get my hands on the copy of the book. I wound up getting a copy and then it set on my shelf for a few years before I got a hold of the audiobook. I am so glad that I listened to the audiobook because now I have to get my hands on the rest of the books in this series.

It has been a while since I have watched this movie but it is one of my favorites and I used to watch it all the time when it came out. This is one in which I couldn’t decide whether the book or movie was better because they were both good in their own ways. I highly recommend reading the book if you have seen the movie, watching the movie if you have read the book, and if you haven’t done either what are you waiting for go watch the movie and read the book.

The pacing of the audiobook matched the pacing of the movie and what I really enjoyed was that you felt like you were watching the movie take place as you listened to the story. I wonder if this would be a similar experience if you were reading the book rather than listening. Something else that was great about this book was that it built up the story about The Meg by giving you history and science but it fit in to the story so it didn’t feel like it was info dumping.

Something else that the movie does really well that I felt the book was lacking in was eliciting emotions in you. I felt that the pacing of the book didn’t allow me to get invested in the characters so I didn’t really care for things that happened to them. The only reason that I cared for some of them was due to understanding from the movie of who was who.

I wanna hear what you all think.

Evil at the Door (2022) Movie Review

Streaming on: Tubi

Length: 1 hr 21mins

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Director: Kipp Tribble

Writer: Kipp Tribble

Stars: Andi Sweeney Blanco, Bruce Davison, Sunny Doench

One night every year the world sees an alarming surge in violent home invasions. This is no coincidence.

Unsheltered (2022) Movie Review

Streaming on: Tubi

Length: 1 hr 30 min

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director: Marcus Small

Writers: Luis Canales, Marelize Roets

Stars: Raven Wynn, Caleb Martin, and Chauntel Hall

In 2017, 5 college students set out to escape the path of mother nature. When things took a turn, they had to seek shelter…and were never seen alive again.

Marmaduke (2022) Movie Review

Streaming on: Netflix

Length: 1 hr 28 min

Genre: Chlidren and Family, Comedy, Animation, Adventure

Directors: Mark A.Z. Dippé, Youngki Lee(co-directed by), Phil Nibbelink(co-directed by)

Writers: Byron Kavanagh(screenplay by), Brad Anderson(based upon the syndicated comic strip by), Paul Anderson(based upon the syndicated comic strip by)

Stars: Pete Davidson(voice), J.K. Simmons(voice), and David Koechner(voice)

A legendary dog trainer believes he can transform Marmaduke from an undisciplined, but lovable dog, into the first Great Dane to win the World Dog Championship.

Choose or Die (2022) Movie Review

Streaming on : Netflix

Length: 1 hr 25 mins

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama

Director: Toby Meakins

Writers: Simon Allen, Toby Meakins, and Matthew James Wilkinson

Stars: Iola Evans, Asa Butterfield, and Robert Englund

After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences.

Summoning Bloody Mary (2021) Movie Review

Streaming on: Tubi

Length: 1 hr 17 minutes

Genre: Horror

Director: David Gregory

Writer: Sophie Storm K.

Stars: Sarah T. Cohen, Beatrice Fletcher, and Clint Gordon

A reunion for a group of old friends at a spa getaway in the mountains turns terrifying after a seemingly innocent game unleashes a deadly curse.

The Weekend Away (2022) Movie Review

Streaming on: Netflix

Length: 1 hr 31 mins

Genre: Thriller, crime, drama, mystery

Director: Kim Farrant

Writer: Sarah Alderson(based on the novel by)

Stars: Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe and ,Ziad Bakri

A weekend getaway to Croatia that goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend. As she attempts to clear her name and uncover the truth, her efforts unearth a painful secret.

Fresh (2022) Movie Review

Streaming on: Hulu

Length: 1 hr and 54 minutes

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Comedy

Director: Mimi Cave

Writer: Lauryn Kahn

Stars: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, and Jojo T. Gibbs

The horrors of modern dating seen through one young woman’s defiant battle to survive her new boyfriend’s unusual appetites.

Free Guy (2021) Movie Review

Streaming on: Disney+

Length: 1 hr 57 minutes

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action, Adventure

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: Matt Lieberman(screenplay by), Zak Penn(screenplay by)

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Taika Waititi

A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

Flight 7500 (2018) Movie Review

Streaming on: Prime Video

Length: 80 Minutes

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Suspense

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Writer: Craig Rosenberg

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, and Amy Smart

Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.