“Farewell & adieu to you fine Spanish ladies”
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider
Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss,
Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Steven Spielberg brings Peter Benchley’s novel
JAWS to life with this 70’s classic movie.
Quint (Robert Shaw) is hired to hunt a Great
White Shark after a series of deaths in the
waters around Amity Island.
Recently had the opportunity to re-watch
JAWS on the big screen – a movie that has
not lost any of it’s qualities and still scares
the holy moly out of me – a true classic!
It could have been so different – originally
the role of Brody was offered to Robert Duvall,
Quint’s role was offered to Lee Marvin and
Jeff Bridges was thought of for the Hooper role.
In my view they got the casting dead right!
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat”
JAWS has some memorable movie moments:
the famous scene where Mrs. Kintner slaps
Chief Brody – Quint’s first scene at the town
hall meeting when he run’s his finger nails
down the blackboard (aggh) – the comparing of
scars by Hooper and Quint (one my favorites) –
“you’re gonna need a bigger boat” when the
crew of the Orca get their first glimpse of
the Great White – what a brilliant movie!
Jaws spawned three sequels none of
which were any good (in my opinion)
Roy Scheider returned for the 2nd,
Dennis Quaid was in the 3rd and
Michael Caine starred in the worst of
the bunch the dreadful Jaws: Revenge!
Directed by David R. Ellis
Cast Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack
Katharine McPhee, Donal Logue
Set in Louisiana, a group of friends drive to Sara’s
family vacation home for a weekend away. As you
would expect the weekend does not go as planned.
Ellis fails in re-creating the success of previous
movies such as “Snakes on a Plane” and the
original “Final Destination” – instead he brings us
a movie so bad that you start rooting for the Sharks
& not caring much about the lifeless college kids.
Not even Sara Paxton clad in a bikini for most of
the movie is enough to save SHARK NIGHT 3D
from being a terrible viewing experience.