Ms. Silver Screen: Shark Films: The good, the bad, and the ugly
As a shark enthusiast and a cinephile, I love when these two things come together. Shark films have been a great love of my life since my dad showed me Jaws when I was age 8. I wouldn’t even stand by the drain in the shower for a very long time in fear that a giant great white would leap from the depths of my plumbing and finish me off.
Even so, I still wanted to watch it all the time. Have you ever been swimming in a lake even the pool in your backyard and heard that famous Jaws theme in your head. Dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun… and then exited the water as though you suddenly had the ability to walk on it? Yeah, that’s what I like to call PTJD (Post-Traumatic Jaws Disorder). Let’s take a look at some of the finest shark films in all of their glory.
Jaws spearheaded a movement in cinema that would change the art forever. Shark films were springing up everywhere after this one came out and I gotta say, they only went downhill. Next clip, please…
The second best:
Hey lady, there’s a giant shark fin behind you… oh. Nevermind.
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon
One of my favorite clips of all time. This is why we don’t steal from others and it’s always ladies first. That’s what you get, mister.
The only thing worse than this actually happening is having to sit and watch the movie itself. Now, “Let’s swim out of this puke.”
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
There’s… something on the wing. It’s a gigantic shark. Did that shark just eat the Golden Gate Bridge? You betcha!
Least surprising death:
Deep Blue Sea
“No, I can’t stop screamin’! This is how I talk! I’m Samuel L. Jackson!” (CHOMP)
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