Jaws is the perfect Hollywood movie. It’s an amazing spectacle with a classic story about man versus nature, set in an engrossing locale, full of compelling characters played by wonderful actors, all led by a legendary director, that makes you laugh right before scaring the hell out of you.
But it really does feature a lot of singing by Quint.
That’s really the only criticism–if you even want to call it that, which I don’t–that even the Honest Trailers guys from Screen Junkies could come up with for the original summer blockbuster from Steven Spielberg, the one full of more legs than a Rockettes show. Because how can you really criticize a movie that somehow terrified you with just two musical notes and some yellow barrels.
Special shout out for them recognizing the secret best part of the whole movie though: the horrible wardrobe of the horrible mayor. I’ve been obsessed with his jackets for as long as I can remember. I might be the only person alive that manages to reference him and his clothes at least once a month.
Also, I have to say, in spite of seeing Jaws roughly 5,000 times, I’m not sure I ever noticed just how much drinking the chief really did. Everyone knows he didn’t have the patience to let that wine breathe, but apparently he didn’t have the patience to let his liver breathe either.
Is there any part of Jaws you think is worthy of ridicule? If so, give us your honest opinion about it in the comments section below.
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