Last, but not least, it’s time to turn back towards dry land, and wade through some suggested reading for you folks at home. As promised before, if you’re interested in seeing what the CinemaBlend staff thought of The Meg, you can read those thoughts in the first in our new series of staff reactions to the biggest movies coming to theaters. Not to mention, the film came up during this week’s episode of our ReelBlend podcast, and it inspired some heated discussion. Also, if you are indeed a fan of Steve Alten’s original novel series, you can read what director Jon Turteltaub said was the biggest difference between Meg on the page and The Meg on the screen. Finally, while we’re on the subject of Mr. Turteltaub, the director also shared some thoughts on what he had in store for that R-rated cut that even Jason Statham wishes the world got to see.