Fans react to The Meg trailer in new trailer for The Meg

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One thing I hardly ever watch on YouTube are videos of people reacting to watching trailers, but apparently those reaction videos are so popular that the marketing team behind the upcoming shark thriller THE MEG decided one of the best things they could do to sell the film is to release a new trailer that's nothing but the reactions of people watching the previous trailer.

These are strange times we're living in. I guess this is along the lines of those previews that show people who just finished watching the movie raving about it (my favorite of those sort of previews was the one done for CRITTERS back in the day), but the difference is, the people in this trailer haven't seen any more of the movie than you or I have. They're only watching the trailer.

Anyway... this marketing oddity can be seen below.

Based on the 1997 novel Meg by Steve Alten, THE MEG stars Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Winston Chao, Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai, and Masi Oka. Jon Turteltaub directed the film, working from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber.

The synopsis: 

A deep-sea submersible — part of an international undersea observation program — has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific… with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, against the wishes of his daughter Suyin, to save the crew — and the ocean itself — from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below… bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

THE MEG is set to reach theatres on August 10th, and these trailer-watchers sure seem to be excited for it:

Extra Tidbit: Will you be watching THE MEG?



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