|Directed by:||Steven Spielberg|
|Written by:||Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb|
|Cast:||Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Carl Gottlieb|
I don’t think I’m telling any tales out of school when I say that Jaws is considered a classic. The premise is really simple but man, is it impressive. A woman goes out swimming one day and gets attacked by a shark. Police chief Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beach and he has every right to do so. But the mayor needs the beach open because it’s the summer, which means good publicity and revenue. After another shark attack, the mayor is still persistent on keeping the beach open. Brody enlists Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), an oceanographer and Quint (Robert Shaw), a professional shark hunter to help find the shark causing all this trouble. I was entertained all the way. Jaws gives you pretty much all you need and nothing more. These people are looking for a shark and that’s it. You get a few scenes of Chief Brody with his family. It’s not much but you get the feeling that he’s a good guy. Scheider makes it work and I really wanted him to succeed in his mission. Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw were great. It’s not a movie that really is all about visuals, but it looks very impressive on Blu-Ray. The music by John Williams fit the movie perfectly. There were some good thrills here and there. Steven Spielberg did a great job creating suspense and getting you to care for the characters and what’s going to happen with this shark. It’s a great movie and I can see why it gets the praise that it deservedly gets.