Jaws ★★★★


The understanding of this work is much deeper than what Steven Spielberg himself apparently intended, the story and editing so enjoyable and bold don't forgive how predictable and even stupid it can be, however that lack of pretension makes the director focus only on the construction of his 3 main characters and the empathy to be generated towards the viewer, as well as the impression of suspense imposed at the necessary moments of a flat and simple adventure in the open sea, not forgetting John Williams' emblematic score.

The dialogues and interaction between this small crew are as confusing, illogical and even random as they're legendary, that despite meaning conversations between them, they could well be taken or interpreted on a voice-over narration about what happened on screen, which creates a dreamlike setting. The first blockbuster in history demonstrates the union between art and entertainment, but the damage it has done to its unintentional star, which is in rapid decline for the same reason, can't be ignored either and, unlike recent racial and homosexual protests and prejudices that afflict old classics, the stigma towards sharks for this work hasn't changed and not enough has been done to change it, because it's as valid as in its premiere.

By popular opinion, sharks are the most dangerous beings in the ocean, but also the most misunderstood. A shark can be voracious, but also playful. A meat-eating machine, but also an intelligent animal with personality. They're animals that deserve to be protected and understood, perhaps the best thing we can do for them is to leave them alone.

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