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…

Video of the Day: Kelly Clarkson Makes Keith Urban Cry

Grasping for ratings in its last season, FOX's American Idol got a shot in the arm that it needed this week when special guest, the original "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson, sang her song, "Piece by Piece" about her father leaving her family when she was a small child. Nine months pregnant and emotional, Clarkson broke near the end of the song, and many in the room were emotional as well, but Keith Urbarn was a wreck.


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