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Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Still can't mess with the classics!

Considering the age of this movie I'm surprised it's aged so well. The characters, the weathered boater, the beach, the props, the blood and all... the soundtrack may sometimes seem almost uplifting even in the most somber moments, but in the end it still builds the atmosphere so well.

And there's something so ominous about the vastness of the sea, of being stranded in those waters - even if they do seem warm, summery and salty. Like a vacation with an unwanted guest. Sort of. Nah not really. Bad simile

I like the atmosphere though, and that build. I like the chemistry. I like the moments, like the chase at the beginning, or the dead man popping through the hole in the wreck - even if he did look a little rubbery.

Not sure they captured the shark eyes with as much devoid-of-life blackness as they could have, but in the end it's a wholesome adventure. Survival horror - like Resident Evil but with prehistoric beasts instead of zombies, and a warm summer breeze always holding wind in your sail.

I'm not sure I ever saw this one before now either, at least not in its entirety. I remember glimpses, like the beginning, and the tank, but the bit I remember most clearly is the one with the underwater lab... and there's no underwater lab here. Might've been one of the sequels.

I'll definitely remember this one now though.

It may be simpler but still: so good.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome


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