40 years later, JAWS is still King of the Sea

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Own it 8/14 on Blu-ray & DVD

Scientists who study sharks, marine conservationists and people who just think sharks are cool and don’t want to see them harmed have their respective bones to pick with JAWS, and rightly so. The movie forever changed the way people view sharks, and to this day, 40 years after its initial release—has it really been FOUR DECADES?!—it still has people thinking twice before going into the ocean. It indelibly imprinted on the modern collective movie-going psyche. People who weren’t around for the giant shark’s debut may find it hard to understand just how EPIC an event it comprised. The first true “summer blockbuster,” the first “tentpole” movie, it terrified audiences en masse. Even little tykes like me, too young to be taken to see it, were terrified by the TV ads, and the talk. EVERYbody was talking about JAWS that summer.

Here’s the thing not everyone understands, but should: JAWS is not a shark. Sharks don’t behave that way. JAWS is a supernatural monster that has taken the FORM of a shark. It’s Jason Voorhees in shark form. It’s Michael Myers. An unkillable slasher swimming around murdering at random. It just happens to LOOK like a shark. Got it?

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By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of Evil Cheez Productions (www.evilcheezproductions.com - www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com - www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions) specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. And he really likes vampires and werewolves. Like, a LOT.

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