So apparently the movie Jaws is celebrating it’s 35th anniversary or something and our fearless leader Acadia says it’s the best movie ever. He asked me to write something about it, and the problem is is that i’ve never seen it (yeah yeah “OMG JW!!!”).
When i was reading articles about why Jaws was so cool, I came across this.
Apparently in the Potomac river fisherman are doing this shit EVERY WEEK. They are catching 8 foot, 300 pound sharks like on the regular, doing what Roy Scheider and co. needed several sequels to do.
“I’m not kidding you. It looked huge. I didn’t know how we were gonna get it out. It’s my first shark. I’ve been fishing here a little over 30 years, and it’s the first time I’ve even seen one.” says some fisherman named Dean.
I was going to watch Jaws (it’s on Netflix watch instantly if you wish to celebrate), but now I am figuring what’s the point of watching something that real, life humans are doing with relative ease?
I haven’t watched Jaws as well, I don’t know if I really want to. That movie supposedly ruins oceans for people. Your post is really funny, I wouldn’t be surprised if that shark fishing becomes a new reality show.
We’re gonna need a bigger boat……………
“Here’s to swimmin’ with bowlegged wimen….” LOL!
You do realize that in Jaws, the shark was 25′ long and over 1000 pounds… The little piker in the picture would barely get that fisherman’s head in his mouth. The Jaws shark had room for an entire fisherman.
But really, seeing Jaws now, judging by modern SFX standards, it’ll look clunky. But at the time, all I can say is “holy shit.” Movie scared the living fuck out of me.
Plus, Robert Shaw gives a speech about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis that’s as chilling as anything else in the movie.
saw jaws as a kid……..never been able to see again