Jaws

Jaws ★★★★★

For some strange reason...I think that I have grown to appreciate this one more as I have aged. Prior to this viewing, it had been a long time since I watched this one. I remembered liking it, but not being blown away by it. My, how times change. Jaws is fucking brilliant...every single scene. There isn't a wasted line, or camera shot, or anything. The entire flick is so well crafted in every facet that its reputation is well deserved. I generally like big budget summer blockbusters (to a certain extent anyhow), and I am racking my brain to come up with a better example of one that has been released in the years that followed this one that tops it. I guess Unforgiven technically is a summer blockbuster, but I don't view it as such. I can't say that it's better than Star Wars in my eyes, but that's it.

Jaws is just flawless filmmaking...great story, solid character development, excellent casting, beautiful direction, and one of the best scores ever written. Now, it's time to go update my Greatest Films list, as this one deserves to be near the top.

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