The Meg (2018)
Jonas Taylor: [to himself while swimming out to the shark] Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
Jonas Taylor: Hey, I mean no offense, Dr. Zhang. I mean, if there was two people on this planet that could get me back into the water, it's probably you two. But you can't. You're gonna tell me your problem and I'll say no. You're going to offer me money. I'll still say no. You're gonna appeal to my better nature and I'm gonna say no. Because I don't have one.
Dr. Minway Zhang: [to Jonas] We have a shark cage and spearguns on board. If we can shoot the meg in a soft spot like its mouth or gills, we can inject it with something lethal.
Mac: Whoa, whoa, whoa. It's gonna take at least 20 minutes to rig the cage. And that thing will be gone in two.
Jack Morris: Why don't you just put a tracker on it? Don't you guys ever watch Shark Week? You have one of those, like, GPS tracker tag thingamajigs. Keep an eye on the shark till the cage is ready.
The Wall: We should be able to put a tracking dart in that dorsal fin.
Jack Morris: You're welcome.
Suyin: I'm trapped! I'm in it's mouth!
Jaxx: [reassuringly] That cage will not break.
Suyin: That's the problem. The cage is being swallowed.
Jonas Taylor: Meg versus man isn't a fight... it's a slaughter.
Meiying: There's a monster outside and it's watching us.
Dr. Minway Zhang: Since 1875 we've all believed the Mariana Trench was the deepest place on Earth. I've had a theory that we think is the bottom might actually be a layer if hydrogen sulfide. Beneath that cloud, and a freezing cold thermocline there could be a completely different world.
Jack Morris: Wow.
Suyin: The Origin is about to see if my father is right. If there is warm water below, that means we're going to be the first to see it.
Jack Morris: And what if you're wrong?
Dr. Minway Zhang: Then you have wasted $1.3 billion.
Jack Morris: [laughs] You're kidding. He's kidding, right?
Jonas Taylor: Hello, skipper.
Meiying: You must be the crazy guy.
Jonas Taylor: Now who called me that?
Meiying: My mom. Dr. Heller.
Jonas Taylor: Yeah, well, I'm not crazy. I've just seen things no one else has.
Meiying: That's definition of crazy.
Suyin: This is what attacked us. A megalodon.
DJ: How big is that thing?
Suyin: Between 70 and 90 feet, 21 to 27 meters. The megalodon was the largest shark that ever existed. It feared nothing. it had no predators. it's jaws were stronger than any other animal, ever. The meg could bite a whale in half, crushing through the bones.
Dr. Minway Zhang: We are in uncharted territory. Until today, megalodons were thought to have been extinct for over 2 million years.
Jaxx: A living fossil.
The Wall: That living fossil ate my friend.
Meiying: [to Jonas after he returns with Meiying's mother] Thanks for keeping your promise.
Dr. Minway Zhang: Mac, have Dr. Heller meet us in the medical bay.
Jonas Taylor: Heller?
Mac: Did I not mention that?
Jonas Taylor: [as the elevator door shuts] You mother...
Heller: He's in perfect shape.
Jonas Taylor: Just like the last time you examined me.
Mac: [walks in the medic bay] Suyin took a glider 15 minutes ago. She's planning on taking the Origin back up.
Jonas Taylor: Take me to the sub.
Heller: We're not done here.
Jonas Taylor: Yeah, we are. Lori's running out of air and we're in international waters, which means legally I can beat the ever-loving shit out of you and get away with it.
Mac: It's true. Legally, I mean
Mac: Suyin, be advised. Evolution is now en route. Request you return to Mana One immediately.
Suyin: Negative. He can give us an escort on our way up.
Jonas Taylor: Tell her to get out of the way, Mac. More people means more risk and she's in way over her head.
Mac: Jonas, you just told her yourself.
Jonas Taylor: What?
Mac: The little green button on your intercom, that's for single channel communication.
Suyin: My God! It's a shark. It's like, 20, 25 meters long.
Jonas Taylor: It's a megalodon.
Dr. Minway Zhang: Impossible.
Jonas Taylor: So glad I'm not crazy.
Mac: This tracker rifle only has a 100-foot range.
Jonas Taylor: Hundred feet?
Mac: Get really close before you shoot.
Jonas Taylor: Great.
Mac: If you want me to get it instead, I will.
Jonas Taylor: I got this, Mac.
Mac: Okay, good, 'cause I was lying. Be safe.
Jonas Taylor: Yeah, thanks, pal.
Jonas Taylor: Remind me again why this a good idea.
Jaxx: What? It's a shark cage.
Jonas Taylor: Plastic shark cage.
Jaxx: I'm gonna ignore that you just said that. This beautiful thing is polycarbonate, specifically designed not to crack, not to break, but to deform. And in this case, at this thickness, it would take 20,000 pounds per square inch. And you're talking about breaking, that's eight to nine hundred thousand.
Jonas Taylor: I don't like it.
The Wall: Doesn't like it.
DJ: I wouldn't get in there.
Jack Morris: What is wrong with you?
DJ: I can't swim.
Jack Morris: No! Get out of here! Really?
DJ: Don't pull that racist stuff on me.
Jack Morris: Come on, man. Give me a break. I'm not being racist. You work literally, in the middle of the ocean.
DJ: This wasn't part of the job description. None of this was part of the job description! They left that part out!
Jaxx: [to Dr. Zhang as he, Mac and Jonas depart the arriving helicopter] Sir, we've got a new problem.
Jack Morris: It's your daughter.
Jaxx: She took a glider to try and save them.
Dr. Minway Zhang: Why did you let her go?
Jaxx: Trust me, I didn't let her do anything.
Jack Morris: I was sort of under the impression you're supposed to try to save people who are dying on the bottom of the ocean.
Jonas Taylor: [to Mac] Who's he?
Jack Morris: I'm the guy who paid for all this!
Jonas Taylor: [Continues looking at Jack while walking ahead] Uh-huh.
Jack Morris: [to Dr. Zhang and Jaxx] You know, he looks heroic and he walks fast, but he's kinda got a negative attitude.
Jonas Taylor: What's the window?
Jaxx: It'll be close.
Jonas Taylor: Who are you?
Jaxx: I'm the one that designed all this.
Jonas Taylor: So, my life's in your hands?
Jaxx: Pretty much.
Jaxx: That a problem?
Jonas Taylor: Nah. You look like you might actually know what you're doing.
Meiying: Stop splashing!
[DJ continues flailing]
Meiying: You have a lifejacket on!
DJ: A lifejacket?
DJ: Oh yeah.
DJ: I got a lifejacket on! It's right here...
DJ: I can...
Meiying: Shhhh! Shhhh...
Meiying: The monster's here.
DJ: The monster's here? No, don't worry about the monster. I got you. If that...
Meiying: [Whispering loudly] Ssstooopp talking!
Lori: Mac told me about you and Suyin.
Jonas Taylor: [Smirks] Nothing to tell.
Lori: Well, maybe there could be.
Jonas Taylor: You and Mac are unbelievable.
Lori: How about you just try something new. So the rest of your life isn't a vast wasteland of misery and solitude.
Meiying: [Smiling; returning with 2 sodas and a juice box] I think that's a good idea.
Lori: You do, huh?
Jonas Taylor: [Repeating what Meiying told him earlier] Eight-year olds hear everything.
[Motions with finger to come closer]
Meiying: My mom likes you too.
[Meiying raises her eyebrows a few times, causing Lori to laugh]
Jonas Taylor: This is possibly the worst moment of my life.
Jack Morris: What have we here? This is, um, really ugly. You know, I realize that we're under construction and everything, but I really think that a world-class research institute deserves a world-class entrance.
Dr. Minway Zhang: Yeah, I couldn't agree more. Welcome to the O-Level.
Thai Boat Captain: You drink too much.
Jonas Taylor: Hey, now you're only saying that because I literally have a beer in my hand.
Thai Boat Captain: You always have a beer in your hand. You know why?
Jonas Taylor: Because I drink too much?
Suyin: You couldn't bring Toshi back? Why not?
Jonas Taylor: He closed the hatch. He saved us.
Suyin: You left him. You left him because that's who you are. You are the guy who leaves people behind.
Jonas Taylor: You go that deep, you take your life in your hands. It was your choice to send them down.
DJ: You said it was impossible for it to get up here.
Suyin: It should have been.
Jaxx: You guys take a look at this. When the glider came up, the thermocline was intact, so it was one degree Celsius.
Jaxx: But a minute later, when the Evolution came up, the temperature increased by 25 degrees. A shark could come right through there. Twenty sharks for that matter.
Jonas Taylor: When the meg hit the Origin, it slammed into a thermal vent.
Dr. Minway Zhang: Those can release millions of gallons per minute. The heat from that vent cleared the path through the freezing cold layer.
Jack Morris: Are you saying we opened up a superhighway for giant sharks?
Mac: Not exactly. It seems it was a transitory event. The temperatures are returned to normal and the gap is closed.
DJ: Yeah. But not before a massive prehistoric killing machine decided to come up and say "Hi."
Mac: Origin crew, we are good for insertion.
Toshi: Toshi: Insertion.
Lori: Lori: Is everything sexual with you guys?
Toshi: Toshi: Sex, food, power...
The Wall: Blow it up, now.
[Toshi and The Wall fist bump and make exploding sounds]
Lori: Dive control, we are a-go for...
[pauses and smiles]
Suyin: We've got nothing left.
Jonas Taylor: Almost nothing.
Mac: How you gonna kill it?
Jonas Taylor: Evolution. I wanna make this thing bleed. Suyin, what you said before, you were right. It's not about the people you lose... it's about the people you save. Signing off.
Jack Morris: Well, how do you like that? That was a serious man versus nature moment. I'm glad things went our way.
Dr. Minway Zhang: It didn't go our way. Not for Toshi and not for science. We did what people always do - discover and then destroy.