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…

2018 Winter Olympic Games NBC Schedule: February 19

NBC Highlights: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ski Jumping: Men's Team Event Gold Medal Final
Ski jumping powers Germany and Norway look to challenge a Kamil Stoch-led Poland in the men’s team large hill event.

Speed Skating: Men's 500m Gold Medal Final and Women's Team Pursuit Competition
The dominant Dutch target a second consecutive podium sweep in the men’s 500m, while favored Japan looks to advance in qualifying of the women’s team pursuit.

NBC Highlights: 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Figure Skating: Ice Dance Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Figure skating’s ice dance competition concludes. 2018 U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are in medal position heading into the free dance. Three-time world medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, currently fourth, are also expected to contend for a medal. A showdown for gold is expected between training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France.

Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Halfpipe Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Defending Olympic champion Maddie Bowman leads a strong American group in the women’s halfpipe final.

Two-Man Bobsled: Gold Medal Final Runs
Heading into the final two runs, Germany boasts three of the top five sleds. South Korea’s Won Yun-Jong looks to lead South Korea to a podium spot.

Alpine Skiing: Women’s Downhill Training (LIVE)

NBC Highlights: 12:05 – 1:00 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Halfpipe Competition (LIVE)
Defending Olympic gold medalist David Wise, 2017 world champion Aaron Blunck and 2014 Olympian Torin Yater-Wallace give the U.S. a formidable trio as men’s halfpipe gets underway (qualifying).


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