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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…

Hollywood Clashes with Superbowl

Two Hollywood héros net on the Superbowl.
It's Chris (Captain America) vs. Chris (Star-Lord)! (Marvel Studios)
From Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” column comes news that it’s not just the Seattle Seahawks vs. the New England Patriots but it’s also Chris vs. Chris. It all started on Monday, January 19 when Chris “Captain America” Evans tweeted the following message to Chris “Star-Lord” Pratt: “Well, well, well…looks like our teams are going into battle. For the next 2 weeks, you are not my friend, you are my enemy.”

Pratt responded with: “We both know there’s only one Captain America and his name is Russell Wilson.”

Then Evans with: “Them’s fightin words. Stakes?” And the bet was on.


Depending on which team wins this year’s Superbowl, one Chris will be donating his time for charity. If Evans' team loses (Patriots), then he will visit Seattle Children’s Hospital dressed as Captain America and will be waving the 12th man flag. If the Seahawks lose, look for Pratt to visit Boston’s Christopher Haven cancer support center dressed as the Guardian of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord wearing a Tom Brady jersey.

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