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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…

Pete’s Dragon: 6 Things You Need To Know About The New Movie

6 Things to know before going to see "Pete's Dragon."
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The new Pete’s Dragon roars into theaters this Friday and we have come up with a list of things you need to know before viewing this movie.
 

It’s not a remake
Despite the name and premise, the new Pete’s Dragon has very little in common with the original film and that was by design. Disney wanted to see what could be done with the same basic elements that wouldn’t compete with the original, but instead, would complement it.
 

Walt Disney Studios released the first movie in 1977 that starred Mickey Rooney, Helen Reddy, Red Buttons and Shelley Winters. That story is set in New England during the early 20th century where a nine-year-old orphan escapes the home of his abusive adoptive parents with the help of an invisible cartoon dragon.
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