Film Review of "Jaws"

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Jaws & Deep Blue Sea Film Review

Running time: 124 minutes / 105 minutes

Director: Stephen Spielberg / Renny Harlin


Stephen Spielberg’s film ‘Jaws’ is a classic summer blockbuster, with all the horror, thrills, suspense and special effects you would expect from such a film. Originally produced in 1975, ‘Jaws’ is an American thriller (based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name). It does not contain all the typical horror movie convictions like violence or gruesomeness; but who needs bloodlust when it’s the subtle teasing out of that icy feeling which will send shivers up the spine of even the most hardened viewer. Spielberg certainly sets the bar for filmmaking as even till this day ‘Jaws’ is known as one of the rare films which not only grabs your attention, but will scare you to your wits end, like….

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On the other hand, the film Deep Blue Sea directed by Renny Harlin is exactly what you don’t want! The film was produced 24 years later than ‘Jaws’ and used violence, gruesomeness and computer effects including CGI but was rather unconvincing

Blackness fills the screen, weird alien-like noises begin, the tension tightens ever so slightly but, then we’re introduced to two young lovers going for a romantic midnight swim. Phew, it’s okay – we can relax…or so we thought. Just as we snuggle up in our seats, the tension strings tighten again and before you know the ...

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