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…

This Day in Pop Culture for November 24

Mrs. Doubtfire premiered on November 24, 1993.

America Meets Mrs. Doubtfire

It was on this day in 1993 when Mrs. Doubtfire premiered in theaters across the US. Robin Williams starred as the divorced dad who pretends to be an older, British nanny to take care of his children while his ex-wife (Sally Field) was at work. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film was a huge hit and many remember the film fondly. By the time he took the role, he had already earned two Oscar nominations for Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets Society, so naturally playing a role in drag was a natural next step.

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