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…

‘Survivor’ 33 Cast Had To Evacuate Because Of Cyclone

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X vs. Mother Nature. (CBS)
Season 33 of Survivor may be the most shocking yet, but no producer could have planned for this season’s biggest twist. Entertainment Weekly reports that while filming the CBS show in Fiji, it was Mother Nature who had spoken and it was the entire cast and crew who had been voted off the island. It was just day two of filming when the evacuation began due to a cyclone. Tropical Cyclone Zena came crashing down on April 6, causing filming of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, to be halted to ensure the cast and crew’s safety.

“Weather does play a part in the show, and you will see the part it plays, and it’s a first. And it was scary,” says Jeff Probst, host of Survivor.


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