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Jaws is listed as either a horror or a thriller, but I got a lot more comedic value out of it. I can't even remember the last film that had me laughing at the intended points. Yeah, Jaws knows how to build anticipation, but it's humor worked so much better. The rest of the film was fine, but every time we built the suspense and anticipation, it climaxes with the shark and the shark was terrible. When we just see it swimming along, it looks okay, it doesn't quite move right, but it's fine. The problem is when the shark does anything else. In the first half, they show a shark strung up on the pier and it is very obvious that its eyes are painted on and the way its skin wrinkles is unnatural. It looks terrible. Of course, if it was remade today they'd insist on making the shark CGI and it would look worse. Aside from the shark, I had some issues with the pacing. The acting was less than stellar in some places, but it was never a huge issue, but the pacing left a few slow spots that killed the tension. The story is timeless, but the effects and acting leave a lot to be desired.
By : Greg Mueller | Date : 2 months ago