Jaws – You’re gonna need a bigger boat…

An up-close view of a shark underwater

Jaws (1975)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this seventies film gained an incredible amount of fame and recognition for its unique style of horror-adventure. Everyone has seen or heard of this movie by now, and most people can recognize the musical score associated with it.

I must say, I was expecting it not to live up to all the hype. It had a bit of a slow start, but once it picks up it really impresses. More bloody than I would’ve expected; I actually got chills during certain scenes.

For me, the actual “movie” starts about halfway through when the three main characters hop aboard an old fishing boat on a hunt for the monster. Each one represents a unique demographic. Brody is a police officer who moved to this small island in search of a peaceful environment for his family.  Hooper comes from a wealthy family and received extensive schooling as an expert oceanographer.  Quint leads them on the adventure as a shady fisherman with stories and monologues that will chill your bones.

Horror: 3/10

Type: Bloody

Overall: 7/10

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