Sunday, June 11, 2017


The movie Jaws the classic 1975 horror film directed by Steven Spielberg was and may still be to many people one of the best films of all times.  The movie takes place in the New England area around summertime. When a great white shark attack happens on the shores killing a child, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Schneider) and his wife Ellen (Lorraine Gary) tag teamed​ up with a shark hunter named Quint (Robert Shaw), an oceanographer named Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), the mayor Amity Island named Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) to find the shark. 

For me, this movie my expectations as a classic thriller/horror film.  The movie was actually kind of cheesy in my eyes.  The background music made it naturally suspenseful but I have to say the scenes and the acting overall did not pull me in as much as I'd liked them to.  Yes I know the movie was made back in 1975, which means the acting was it going to be at its best. 

I think the movie was definitely able to capture the realism of the plot which was shark attacks at the beach.  The beginning starting out on a beach filled with people.  Then the unexpected happens and a child who was playing in the ocean goes missing.  It didn't take long for them to realize it was a shark attack which put fear in the entire beach.  Everyone's focus was on the shark attack and there wasn't just a one and down.  Once they cheif and his crew had found the first shark they thought that was the end.  Turns out it was far from it.  Another attack had popped up flooding the people who were on the beach with fear once again,.

Minus the low quality acting in the movie, I actually liked it.  I have heard of the other four movies that go along with this one and i'm kind of interested in checking them out after watching this one.  The fear element that is protrayed throughout the movie among the people in the town kept it interesting.  Not enough though to give it credit for being a good thriller movie like many people say it is.  

No comments:

Post a Comment