JAWS has been playing on AMC. What the heck? It’s been a while since I’ve watched it so I decided to watch it again.
Truth be told, all I could really remember about it is the music, the line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” and of course, the evil, evil shark.
It originally came out when I was too young to pay much attention to it. The takeaway I learned from the adults is that the predators are to be feared and avoided at all costs.
Check and check. You know, once I was assured they don’t frequent mountain lakes or rivers.
About 10 or so years ago I decided to watch it and see what the all hubbub was about. Sure, it’s a pretty intense movie. I find it more frustrating than anything that nobody listened to the poor Police Chief. If I have any nightmares it will be me trying to warn people of impending danger and no one listens. I find that prospect more terrifying than any great white shark. See, I still live in the high mountain desert. I feel pretty confident I will not encounter a shark attack near home.
However, what I did find absolutely horrifying when I was younger – and that gave me nightmares – is a sketch from Saturday Night Live. Don’t laugh. I knew a shark couldn’t get me in the desert that’s ridiculous.
But a land shark? Now, how can I fend off one of those?
Stupid Saturday Night Live.