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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…

George Hamilton is the ‘Extra Crispy Colonel’; Why KFC Keeps Switching the Actors

George Hamilton
George Hamilton (Inquisitr/Getty Images)
It is ironic that Kentucky Fried Chicken, aka KFC, has chosen George Hamilton to portray the latest version of the company’s founder, Colonel Harland David Sanders. The commercial is aimed to those who are unaware of who the real Colonel Sanders was, but many of them won’t know who Hamilton is either or why he is perfect to play the “Extra Crispy Colonel.”
 

Kevin Hochman, KFC’s chief marketing officer, says that George was chosen for the new commercials to let people know that the restaurant has the “extra crispy” as second choice, but what younger people won’t understand is that Hollywood has teased Hamilton because of his very dark tanned skin for many years. “Extra Crispy Chicken is fried to a golden brown. George Hamilton isn’t fried to a golden brown, but he is tanned to a golden brown,” says Hochman.



Related: Will the Real Colonel Sanders Please Stand Up?
 

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