Lyda here. Sorry for the absence; my wrist is much better now.
I watched the original “Jaws” (1975) last night. I hadn’t seen it in a long time. Ya’ll know what? It totally holds up. The suspense is still there, and so are the scares. And my favorite scene – the three men on the boat singing of “Show me the way to go home” – is still awesome.
Of course, by today’s standards, the shark may look a bit… mechanical. But ya’ll know I love hokey special effects, so that’s not a problem for me. On the Pollyanna scary movie scale, I give this 3 out of 5 brains for good scares, and 2 out of 5 brains for gore.
Just in case you’ve forgotten the plot, here’s a 30-second version. With bunnies. Check it out, Angry Alien Productions have all kinds of movies! 30-second bunny version of Die Hard! That’s right: Still all Bruce Willis, all the time.
Of course, Steven Spielberg was not the first to explode a shark. And I have proof! Ah, Batman. Is there anything you are unprepared for?
Well, now you do.
By the way – Baby warthogs! Now that’s pig-licking good. And that leopard agrees with me.
But I digress…
Over at The Great White Snark (heh), there’s a list of the top 5 geek shows that jumped the huge swimming predator.
And speaking of sharks, there’s this commercial.
And then I saw this:
So of course, I had to go find the original Saturday Night Live skit.
And yes. I saw it when it first aired. I told ya’ll I’m old.