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The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

Most Popular Pop Culture of 2013


For better or for worse, pop culture is all around us and is shaping our ever-changing world daily. Whether you agree with the following or not, here were the top changers of 2013:

Movies*:

Highest Grossing:
Iron Man 3
Making $409,013,994


Highest Grossing Animated:

Making $367,766,870


Highest Grossing Faith-Based:
Grace Unplugged
$2,507,201
THE BIGGEST FLOP

Lost nearly $200 million



*=Domestic sales

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