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…

Olympic Athletes David Boudia and Michael Phelps Share How Faith Pulled Them Out Of Depression

David Boudia and Michael Phelps share how their faith lifted them out of depression.
David Boudia, Michael Phelps (Inquisitr / AP Images)
American divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson received silver medals Monday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games. They had finished second in synchronized 10-meter platform diving losing to the Chinese team, but they were just as thrilled anyway.

In an interview with Kelli Staviast, an NBC correspondent after the event, Boudia was asked, “David you came to Rio with a gold and bronze [medal] from London and a whole lot of pressure. What does it mean now to come her a medal at the synchron event?” Without flinching, he quickly responded.


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