Jaws quick movie review

What can one say about Jaws?  It’s the first summer blockbuster.  It basically created the film industry as we know it today and is a legend in its own right.  It’s spawned countless parodies, references and even theme park rides, not to mention three lackluster sequels.  All of this pontificating is me saying it’s a great movie. 

People love Jaws so much they want to be in the movie!

Jaws is so important for so many reasons – it catapulted Steven Spielberg onto the international film stage, it marks his first collaboration with composer John Williams (who knocks it out of the park), Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss all give amazing performances…  despite it being a difficult movie to make.

Watch this when you’ve got some time on your hands.


Sure, by modern standards, maybe the passing isn’t super fast and the mechanical shark looks ridiculous, but it doesn’t matter.  No matter how many times people try to copy Jaws, they outright fail every time. (COUGH Deep Blue Sea COUGH)

It’s a film that can never be matched – one classic film that launched a thousand ships, spawned a million dreams,  blah blah blah, this movie is awesome!  There was an entire series of these cereal commercials and as soon as that iconic theme starts, everybody goes, “Oh yeah, I feel ya.”  People would just walk up to each other on the beach and go “Du dum,” and everybody would respond, “That’s not funny, man.”  It was real; this ain’t Jurassic Park, the sharks are out there, waiting!  I can’t explain it – you just have to see the movie and then imagine what it was like ten years later, even with the sequels out there tarnishing the Jaws name – it’s a cultural phenomenon like no other.  Jaws isn’t just a movie; it’s an experience that you can feel in a very real way – all you have to do is watch the film and then go to the beach.  You’ll be checking the water all day.

Or craving cereal – either way, you’ll know why.


About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com, BomberBanter.com and editor in chief of ComicBookClog.com

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