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…

Disney Florida Theme Parks Welcome More Muppets, MIA In Disneyland

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
Kermit and Miss Piggy (Inquisitr / Getty Images)
Disney Parks Blog has announced two new Muppets-themed attractions are coming to the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks, both in Orlando, Florida. The first, “The Muppets Present … Great Moments in American History,” sounds like what the furry ones do best – put on a show!

The new show, led by patriotic Sam Eagle, will begin this fall outside of The Hall of Presidents located in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. Here Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, and the town crier of Liberty Square, James Jefferson, will share tales about the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and more in a musical, humorous way that will be distinctly Muppet-like.


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