Jaws

Jaws ★★★★½

This is the one of the films which reminds me of how good Spielberg is and can be. Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Catch Me If You Can, and Jaws; these films remind me that Steven knows how to and can make an amazing film but sadly, movies like Ready Player One and The BFG lower my thoughts on Spielberg as a filmmaker.

I first saw what is the shark movie, Jaws, when I was only 5 or 6. It had been such a long time that I barely remembered the film. Most of my memory was of the shark attacks and the "second part" of the film. I placed it as 3.5/5 but my friends on LB attacked me for it so I rewatched it and it's way better than I originally thought but just not up to the 5-star level for me personally.

My preferred "part" is the first part a.k.a "the setup" where we get to learn about the shark. The buildup is phenomenal and there are cliche plot points like the authorities (the mayor) refusing to listen to the people (the police chief and the oceanographer begging to close down the beach) but nonetheless, it's a fantastic part and the one I like the most.

The second "part" is the "boat" part which takes us onto the boat with three characters taking the main stage: Police Chief Martin Brody (Rob Scheider), Oceanographer Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), and the blunt shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw). Everyone plays their parts extremely well and I really liked the editing, score, and action scenes but it just felt kind of repetitive with the continuous talking, shoot something at the shark, talking, shoot something at the shark stuff.

To conclude, this rewatch of the legendary thriller shark movie which invented the blockbuster genre really helped me to see how magnificent this truly is as it is amazing with masterful pacing, an incredible score, good direction, and great acting.

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