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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…

33 Miners are Rescued

33 miners were rescued from the Copiapo Mining Accident on October 13, 2010.
October 13, 2010
On Thursday, August 5, 2010, a "significant" cave-in occurred at the San Jose copper and gold mine located in northern Chile trapping 33 miners. On this day, 69 days later in what is now known as the Copiapo Mining Accident, all were rescued in what many see as an absolute miracle. The miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground and about three miles away from the mine's entrance. 17 days after the event occurred, a drill bit used in an exploratory borehole came back to the surface with a note from the miners below that read, "We are well in the shelter, the 33 of us." While a new plan was developed to get the men out, rescuers were able to send food, drink and other supplies to the miners until they were able to get the men out. On November 13, 2015, the movie, The 33 will be released sharing this incredible journey.

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