No film has had the impact of Jaws... How many of you still hear the music when you get in the water?
Welly 4:15pm Tue 8 May Report Abuse
OK, it misses contemporary CGI (things were tougher in those days), but its not only men v shark. Its a far more subtle psychological tussle between opinions, bigotry, fears and strength against the hidden adversary. And of course, as nearly all American films do, ends up a victory of those that spurn their fears and vanquish the evil.
B0f 12:13am Sat 21 Jan Report Abuse
Scary is relative
To all those who are saying it isn't scary - well, scary is both relative and subjective. I saw Jaws at the cinema with my Dad when I was thirteen and can assure you I bricked myself on many occasions during the film, especially where the head falls out of the bottom of the boat. Jaws is a classic and I still hate the sea all these years later...!
Brody 1:36pm Fri 20 Jan Report Abuse
Hitchcock is the best
Nothing beats Alfred Hitchcock's psycho, jaws is not that good
genco 9:16pm Thu 21 Jul Report Abuse
...movie, absolute classic. 30 years later and I'm still genuinely terrified of the ocean thanks to this (my fault for watching it underaged). Agreed with previous comment - it's John Williams' music that fills you with dread (it effectively 'is' the shark).
Travis T 6:13pm Thu 18 Mar Report Abuse
THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE
I first saw Jaws in the cinema when it was a new release. It thrilled me then and continues to do so now. I watch it regularly and can probably recite the whole of the dialogue. (No stranger than knowing the words to a favourite song) Yes it's special effects are dated by today's standards but who cares. A true classic that should NEVER BE REMADE!!
JAWSFAN 11:23pm Fri 23 Oct Report Abuse
one of the geatest films ever made!
A well crafted film by Spielberg with heart racing tention from start to finnish.
abc 10:43pm Thu 22 Oct Report Abuse
Okay, so it's not exactly scary. But its still fantastic. It will still suceed in having you at the very edge of your seat. It has stood the test of time really very well. Fantastic job by Spielberg, and the music is what creates a lot of the music. Quite possibly the most effective cinematic music, ever.
Jay 2:22pm Sat 30 May Report Abuse
I love it and i'm only 14. All you shark lover watch this film. :)
Moi 6:27pm Wed 14 Jan Report Abuse
it isn't supposed to be scarey.
its a thriller. it is meant to keep you on the edge of your seat. which it does beautifully. spielberg is undeniably a bit of a cinema genius. i would rate this film in the top ten for me (and i've seen a LOT of films;) it made me frightened to go swimming for years!
wordupbro 10:32pm Tue 13 Jan Report Abuse