Jaws ★★★★

I simply cannot understand why I liked Jaws so much.

Yes it had a great soundtrack and score, yes the direction was very smart and the editing was at times top-notch, yes the special effects and the whole movie looked way younger than they actually are, but this stuff does not make up for the things I didn't like.

The characters were pretty annoying (though they had their moments - with or without one another), the story was good terror-wise but had some moments which felt less grandiose than they should have been, and the ending was pretty basic and kinda easy(?).

I am not a big fan of Spielberg's style, but I believe that it worked pretty well in this one. This film was better than the sum of its parts - it simply worked, it felt like cinema.

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