Maybe this will make you feel better? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcvvdHYTrQE
From the true horror of personal interests taking precedence over endangered lives Jaws descends into the banality of crowd pleasing whilst devouring the unsuspecting audience's taste for good films.
This film is a great lesson of cinema, not on the narrative side but on the filmmaking level.Cinematic techniques are all here! ...
I've seen the film countless times on television, but I was finally able to watch the film on the big screen. Like most great films, seeing it on the silver screen really added a whole new dimension to the film -- it was like watching it for the very first time. This is a great film on many levels, and it certainly showcases the many talents of a young ambitious Spielberg.
A risk averse police chef trying to hide from the decline 1970s New York, finds danger fallowing him to his Sanctuary. More thoughtful than the summer blockbusters that followed it. Some classy film making. Holds up well in the cinema after almost 40 years of parody and repeted TV showings. Vietnam, Watergate & Civic atrophy are all there if you want to look for it. But there's loads of thrills if you don't.
Essential cinema. Still Speilberg's best film that hasn't lost any of its power over the last 35 years (!). Though it is the film that started summer blockbusters and therefore villified by some one cannot really fault the storytelling or performances here Robert Shaw is just aces here with top notch performances by Scheider and Dreyfuss. Shaw's telling of the Indianapolis sinking still sends shivers up the spine.
Bruce is a manifestation of Brody's fear, of the town's fear, of the country's fear. First it attacks the youth culture, then American tradition itself, an uncertainty, an abyss, cruising below the patriotism of July 4th. The citizens are caught between a leader who exploits them, who caves in to money, and the void of the shark. It is an uncertain time in America, and the shark is the uncertainty. Masterpiece.
"Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'..."
I just watched this for the first time in my whole life last night....and it had the best mix of horror, action, suspense, laughs, and emotion any movie should have. I loved how cinematic it felt, and the plot was perfect. One of Spielberg's best.