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Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Country:  USA

Director:  Steven Spielberg

Main StarsRoy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Storyline:  A gigantic great white shark is swimming in the area of Amity causes the summer season to be cut short. A police chief, a marine scientist and a wild man fisherman set out to stop the man eating beast.

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Review (Spoils): The summer is here at Amity and it is high season for money making which mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) loves.  But when people start disappearing and body parts start showing up on the beach the new sheriff in town Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) tries to shut down the beach. Well this does not sit well with the mayor or the town folk who depend on the profit of the high summer season.  After a few meetings and many deaths the mayor agrees to not close the beach but place out a bounty on the sharks head.  After a few red necks fail the sheriff heads out with his own crew made up of a marine biologist named Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and an ex vet fisherman named Quint (Robert Shaw) to put an end to the shark.

The movie is extremely well done when it comes to graphics, the shark is beautifully made and the scenes are classic. We have everything from massive jaws chewing, biting, blood galore and lots of body parts.  Steven Spielberg steals the gold here when it comes “animal attack” horror films.

The characters themselves are all memorable, the conflict between them are even well drawn out (examples of this is the sheriff/the mayor and the sheriff/his wife and of course all three main characters in the boat).  The writing of the film is well done and the movie is intense with the help of the classic music that we all well know. This movie is nothing but greatness.  Holding one of horror greatest lines “I don’t want no volunteers, I don’t want no mates, there’s just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing”

Rating:  I cannot really say anything wrong about this film and most people can’t. There is no better shark movie out there and it is a horror gem.  Having seen this film many times it never gets old. Steven Spielberg, thank you creating one of the greatest intense horror movies of all time.  Drink up people for one of the grandest films and I will end on one of my favourite quotes “Martin hates boats. Martin hates water. Martin… Martin sits in his car when we go on the ferry to the mainland. I guess it’s a childhood thing. It’s a… there’s a clinical name for it isn’t there?  He replies “Drowning”

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9/10 Beers!

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Piranha 3D (2010)

Piranha 3D (2010)

Country: USA

Director:  Alexandre Aja

Main Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Jerry O’Connell, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Kelly Brook

Storyline:  An underwater tremor sets free some prehistoric piranha on loose during spring break.

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Review (Spoils): We got cheese, killer fish, booze, blood, massive gore and boobs. This film hit the horror genre on the head. Its spring break and the place are filled with horny and drunk teenagers that just want to party and bang. Sheriff Forester (Elisabeth Shue) is having a hard time controlling the teenagers and now she has really cheesy CGI piranha to deal with.  The plot is that simple and Alexandre Aja throws more boobs and nudity that he can between kills. The movie flows at a fast pace and it is to be taken as a fun film not serious at all. Jerry O’Connell plays the dirty and scummy “Girls gone Wild” director who is tracking down fine ladies for his poorly boring porn vids. He does a great job and it is just another reason to throw more nudity in this film, hello yummy Kelly Brook I’m talking about you! We have more nasty blood and gore and it really cuts loose towards the end. Film holds to fish bites, swarms of piranha, blood and more blood, eyeballs, lots of bone exposure and even the other bone exposure (hahaha yes I’m looking at you Jerry O’Connell).

Rating:  Not the greatest film and yes it was a bit too much on the teenage party stuff (sigh I’m getting old). But for a fun film with some friends this is not too bad and it is better than the original to be honest.  The only real disappointment of the film was no Elisabeth Shue in a bikini, shame on you Alexandre Aja.

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6/10 Beers!

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