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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…

Disneyland’s New Star Wars Land: New Rides Will Be Like None You’ve Ever Been On Before

Disneyland's new Star Wars Experience
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Walt Disney once said that Disneyland would never be complete, meaning that he and his crew would be constantly finding ways to keep the park fresh and new. Currently, the park is going through growing pains and one of its biggest expansions ever with both land and technology within the new Star Wars Experience “land.”

What we already know about the park upgrade is that Disneyland is envisioning the space to be something like a Renaissance Faire … in a galaxy far, far away … where everything from shops to dining venues would be “hyper-themed” in response to the great reception that the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter attraction is receiving at Universal Studios.

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