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Rating: Just Keep Swimming

Watch 4

This was the crossroads watch where I debated whether or not I should quit before I got in too deep. I rationalized (probably not the best word to use in this situation) that nobody cares when you say you’ve watched a movie 4 times in a row. But when you say you watched a movie every day for x number of days? It’s still crazy but at least you’ve got…

Watch 12: Trivia

To somewhat revitalize my watching experience, I’ve decided to pepper in some trivia about the movie/cast that I found interesting during this viewing.

Watch 18

To try and get myself amped for this watch (and the upcoming Watch 20 that unlocks the secret ending), I decided to try and spot all the little background details throughout this movie. Expect timestamps galore in this one.

Watch 19

This movie offers some entertaining “which character would you be” scenarios: You’re stranded in a mini-sub on the bottom of the ocean. Do you: Write a letter to your wife because you’re the only POC on this ship so you know your ass is toast. Start yanking wires until the ship regains power because you refuse to die until at least half-way through the movie. Accidentally impale yourself on a…

Watch 21

The 20th watch ended up being so fun and engaging that I’m worried this watch will never be able to compare. On an unrelated note, quarantine just got extended to May in Colorado so guess who’s shaving their head tomorrow.

Watch 22

You know how Netflix has that “Are you still watching” feature? I wonder how many watches it’ll take for Google Play to email me asking if I’m okay.

Watch 25

This watch I’m scoring all the characters based on whether or not they’d make good college professors.

Watch 28

I was four minutes into watching The Meg before it hit me that I was once again watching The Meg

Watch 30: The Wall

To commemorate my 30th watch I’m going to sync the movie up to another album and see if it works as well as the Dark Side of the Meg viewing. My boss (who I would say has been recklessly supportive of this endeavor – in the best way possible) recommended Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall,’ or a Queen album. And since there’s literally a character named The Wall in this movie,…

Watch 32

I’ve been thinking a lot about Captain Pollard and his disastrous seafaring voyage that inspired the tale of Moby Dick. He and his men were trapped in those lifeboats for days on end, and forced to eat each other to survive. And when they were finally rescued, Pollard and the other survivors resisted the rescue ship’s efforts to pull them aboard. They were too busy frantically shoving bones into their…

Watch 33

Today I was joined (via digital means) by my friend Alyssa. I knew it was gonna be a good watch when one of her opening statements was: “Jason Statham and Nicolas Cage movies aren’t supposed to make sense.”

Watch 36: The 2nd Shark

And so begins the final leg.

Watch 39

My greatest fear is that literally the day after I finish Watch 50 we’re going to be put back in quarantine and I’ll have to keep watching The Meg. I don’t know if I could do it.

Watch 41

I had to tell one of my friends that I couldn’t visit her island on Animal Crossing right now, because I had to watch The Meg. Not one of my best moments, but definitely not my worst either.

Watch 44: Trivia pt. 2 Electric Boogaloo

To get back in the right mindset for the rest of the watches, I decided to dig into any remaining bits of trivia or just fun little details this movie has to offer. The graphic for this update was gifted by my boss for moral support (Thanks Gregg)!

Watch 47

I have gotten to the point where I am incapable of determining how I feel about The Meg. It’s like someone asking me how I feel about the sun. Some days are hotter than others, and I have very little control over its existence. The only thing I know for certain, is that I will drag myself across the finish line if it’s the last thing I do. And if…

Watch 48

This Watch I did something of a double-feature. Kat and I watched Sharknado, and then I watched The Meg immediately afterwards. Both movies feel like they’re on opposite ends of some kind of shark spectrum. I just can’t figure out which one.

Watch 51: Merry Christman I can’t believe we’re still here

I will be alone this Christmas because, well, you know… So to make the day just a little bit brighter, I decided to give The Meg another watch for nostalgia’s sake. I hope you are all doing well. Remember to be kind to yourself.