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Meg 2 Features a Diverse Cast of Original Characters

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With the constant remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, sequels, threequels, prequels and spinoffs, movies have begun to feel formulaic.

That’s why a movie like Meg 2: The Trench, works so well. Where other movies opt for safety in doing what has worked before, Meg 2 has the boldness to craft new characters to defy stereotypes.

These are characters with unique, never-before-seen arcs, characters you’ll grow to love, relate to, and totally know the names of at the end of the movie.

Characters like:

The Nerd Who Dies First

No matter how long I type, I doubt I could truly capture the depth this guy brought to the table.

He went to comic-con and I am sure he had other character traits too. His character was deeply missed.

A Teenager Who’s Also a… Genius???

Where the writers came up with a concept like this, I have no idea. Only adults are supposed to know that much about science!

The originality of this character is breath-taking. It’s never off-putting having high-concept science explained to you by a child.

Oh, and she also had a heart of gold.

Besides Black Panther, Black Panther 2, Young SheldonJimmy NeutronGifted, Big Hero 6, Incredibles, Matilda, Malcolm in the Middle, Tomorrowland, Ender’s Game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Baby Geniuses, among other films and TV shows, I have never seen media utilize a child genius before.

A Funny, Self-Aware, Black Guy

This black guy is so funny. He says things like “Come get some!” and “BOOM!” and “Aw Hail no!”

His fear translates into humor again and again and again and again and again!

And yes, it’s always funny.

The Villain Who Only Cares About Money

Greed bad. Environment good.

It’s not very often that a movie has the guts to take on a message like this.

This is a bold take on a new kind of villain, one who disregards the ecosystem in favor of capital gain. Not since Godzilla versus Kong have we gotten a message so insightful.

Not Satire: This was not a good movie but very fun. You’ll pretty much know by the trailers whether you will like it or not.

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