One of my favourite films! Thank you for making a video on it!
Watching Ryan in these reviews always makes me want to watch a movie with him, he's good at deep talk and analysis without being pretentious. Also Brad doesn't fly due to sky shark, way scarier and understandable.
My favorite movie of all time! I could write a whole thesis or a novel about why I love it so much! The story, characters, suspense, direction, music, etc! I feel this is the one movie that has everything! Plus, it's a great movie to watch every summer especially on a rainy day!
As for the sequels, I only saw the second one in its entirety. Not sure if I should see them unless I'm really curious. Still, this is one of those classics that feels more perfectly one-and done!
I say Jaws 2 is a worthy sequel. Obviously you'd NEVER top the 1st but I commend Zanuck & Brown for trying. Like they said, "if WE didn't someone else would", now that didn't stop the copycats but I enjoy it nonetheless. The 3rd had a decent idea (years before Jurassic World) but it was bland, & other than Michael Caine's "Oh shit!" moment 4 is forgettable to. Still, Jaws 2 & Piranha are right up there with Jaws........... for me anyway =)
I have more emotional investment in the sandwich story than I did for Jaws 4. "Roaring sharks", man, fuck that movie in the least sexy way imaginable.
Damn, now I kinda want a sandwich.
Although Jaws 4 inspired one of the greatest stand-up bits ever.
Yup, that's definitely the feeling when watching the movie, heh.
When they mentioned the video toppling as their "landshark" effect it made me long to see a movie review where the car is being besieged by something from the outside that we never quite see.
And my mind must be in inappropriate mode because almost right after Ryan mentioned people were afraid to sit on the toilet after seeing Jaws, I noticed Brad comment, "I still go in the ocean, but understand people who don't" and took it in the completely wrong way.
And never send the mafia to kill Jaws--if he overturns the boat, now the shark has a tommy gun.
Man, I can't believe you didn't mention the score when you were listing the great things about this. When I went to see this, I was surprised by how much it impacted me despite it's limited usage. John Williams is a living legend.... However if you said everybody who was good in it, you'd have been in that car for a very long time, so I understand.
Still my favorite movie of all time. This re-release was my second time seeing it in a theater, the first time was back in August 2012.
I've read the book. It's very 70s and has odd stuff like a black dude telling is son not worry because the shark is a white people problem, then there's a hippy cop antagonism hangover thing and class angle.
after 'Psycho' - nobody takes a shower..... and then there's 'Jaws' - nobody takes a bath.....
so for a period of time there, we must have been one seriously stinky nation. :p
That's our Ryan <3.... first he helps out as our War Correspondent..... and now as this site's resident Shark Expert. :)
I like the reviews with Ryan. He's very passionate about film. That, and he seems really friendly.
I always wanted to ask, have you ever considered putting Midnight Screening and other videos that have no copyrighted stuff in them on YouTube?
I'd love to watch these type of long videos on my iPad or iPhone before going to bed, but blip is not the best platform for mobile devices. It keeps crashing my browser, it's very laggy, and takes ages to load. At least in my experience.
I remember that originally you were on YouTube, and their bullshit policies screwed you over. But a lot have changed since then, and you'd definitely wouldn't have any problem with videos Midnight Screening or Flaming Brian. I'm sure a lot of us would be happy to see them there. :)
Feel you there with the front row. I saw Interstellar in IMAX and got stuck in the second-to-front row, and off to the side to boot -- keep in mind that the particular screen I was at was the biggest in the state. Loved the movie, so I didn't care that much, but after almost 3 hours my neck did not feel great the rest of the night.
Also, Jaws is awesome. I was pissed that I didn't make it to the theatrical screening last week, but I watched it with my sister this weekend and had a blast watching her jolt at the two big jump scares and cringing at the gore.
I love rereleases.
In fact I was at a screening of Blade Runner at the Dutch film museum today (which was fantastic).
I hope they do that for Jaws as well here. I'd love to see that on the big screen...
The scene with the head? There's someone getting head in Jaws?!
Nah, you're thinking of "Jaws The Porno"
I'd totally go to a fathom screening of Gums.
This movie is #1 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
I saw Jaws once per summer 1976 to 1980. I never really went back to it on VHS or DVD. So when I saw on the big screen last week for the first time since I was 10, it terrified me. It made me feel all those old emotions again. It was literally reliving a traumatic childhood experience as an adult.
The best part of Open Water is Blanchard Ryan's tits.
How Ryan hasn't been on the Snobcast is beyond me. I love his and Brad's conversations so much, they're quite insightful.
Regarding the scene with Brody's scar, I think you were right on with "That's not a very good story": I think it's a scar from an appendectomy. At least, that's how it looked to me - he considers showing off his one scar, but realizes how uncool it is compared to the others' stories and just sheepishly puts his shirt back down.
The bruise around your eye is very noticeable.
Um, k? I wasn't trying to make it unnoticeable.
Even for an online comments page, this was a strangely pedantic remark.
You want Jaws 5, Brad? Check out Jaws in Japan aka Psycho Shark. It is about these 2 Japanese chicks in bikinis and some random guy being chased by a Megalodon. A perfect movie for a Cinema Snob review.
I've never actually seen this movie all of the way through.
Now I want to check it out.
I LOVE Jaws but talking about a SCARY Shark movie there's recent "The Reef". It's kinda simmilar to open water also based on a real events. A shark targets a group of stranded swimmer. It's also as real as it gets, no shark jumping etc.
Jaws III and Jaws the Revenge were two of my mom's favorite bad movies.
The Fanedit SharkSpoitation is better, and I WOULD LOVE to hear you on this Snob, You have made it clear you have seen Fanedits... Not sure the jaws one, but, the sharksploit edit is above and beyond imo!
I got to check out Jaws for the Sunday 2:00 screening and I had never seen it on the big screen. Aw man, it was wonderful! I noticed a lot of details that I had missed before, including character development and background and I still jumped at the head popping out of the boat scene even though I was covering my ears. I definitely want to watch it again. I loved the film before but this screening made me appreciate it that much more and I have to put it a few notches higher on my favorite Spielberg movie list.