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…

CBS Reveals Colorful Cast For 'Survivor' Season 33

33rd season cast of "Survivor"
Cast of the 33rd season of Survivor (CBS)
Although Season 33 of Survivor doesn't begin until September 21, CBS has announced the 20 new castaways who will take part to see who will outwit, outplay, and outlast each other to become the sole Survivor -- and a million dollars richer. This fall's edition of Survivor was filmed in Fiji with a theme of "Millennials vs. Generation X." Each team of 10 feature groups of men and women with similar characteristics. The Millennials group range in age from 18 to 31, while the Generation X groups spans from 33 to 52.


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