I believe one of the greatest movies of all time is the thriller by Steven Spielberg called Jaws. Ever since I have been a little kid I have been entranced by this film. The movie is about a killer Great White shark that is terrorizing a small New England town called Amity. The island is a summer tourist haven and the movie takes place on Fourth of July weekend. After a girl is found on the beach dead, the chief of police, Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), knows it was a shark attack and wants to close the beaches. But the mayor won't allow this to happen because he wants the town to make money for the big weekend ahead. Finally after another attack, the mayor decides to close the beaches and there is a hunt for the man-eater. Chief Brody, Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), and shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw) journey out into the New England waters on Quint's boat, the Orcha, to kill the shark that has been haunting their community. Of course the shark is killed but there are three sequels that never live up to the original film. I guess I love the movie because it is the ocean that fascinates me. Also, the plot is very realistic and the shark is rarely seen until the last hour of the movie. This movie made many impacts on society. First off, it was a huge blockbuster hunt. Secondly, it made many people think twice about swimming in the ocean again. Finally, the sharking industry boosted, especially for Great Whites. Unfortunately, this movie put them on the endangered species list. In the next three paragraphs I will give you reviews I researched from some other critics about the famous film Jaws. .
The first review I have is by Damian Cannon. He says that jaws is a stunning, still terrifying movie that sucks three men down to the level of a perfect eating machine while keeping perspective upon their essential humanity. In Jaws, Spielberg demonstrates an astounding knack for contrasting moments of sheer terror with natural feeling.