History Film / Jaws

16th Sep '17 2:01:35 PM nombretomado
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It also spawned plenty of merchandise, including trading cards, toys, and four {{licensed game}}s; ''VideoGame/{{Jaws}}'' for the UsefulNotes/{{NES}}, ''Jaws: The Computer Game'' for UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, ''VideoGame/JawsUnleashed'' for UsefulNotes/{{PS2}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and ''Jaws: Ultimate Predator'' for UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and Nintendo3DS. The Ride/UniversalStudios Theme Parks also had many ''Ride/{{Jaws}}''-inspired rides (though the one in Orlando was deactivated to expand the ''Film/HarryPotter'' area).

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It also spawned plenty of merchandise, including trading cards, toys, and four {{licensed game}}s; ''VideoGame/{{Jaws}}'' for the UsefulNotes/{{NES}}, ''Jaws: The Computer Game'' for UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, ''VideoGame/JawsUnleashed'' for UsefulNotes/{{PS2}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and ''Jaws: Ultimate Predator'' for UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and Nintendo3DS.UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS. The Ride/UniversalStudios Theme Parks also had many ''Ride/{{Jaws}}''-inspired rides (though the one in Orlando was deactivated to expand the ''Film/HarryPotter'' area).
13th Sep '17 9:44:59 PM JediGoalie30
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* CasualDangerDialogue: Quint doesn't even bat an eye when the shark attacks the boat the first time and it knocks a lantern over on the deck.
-->'''Quint:''' Chief, put out the fire, will ya?
10th Sep '17 2:18:25 PM DrOO7
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* DeathOfAChild: Twice. To top it off, the incidents in question happen within seconds of each other.



* InfantImmortality: Averted, twice. To top it off, the incidents in question happen within seconds of each other.
10th Sep '17 8:44:05 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* EyeScream: One of the most infamous (postmortem) examples in film history. When Hooper is swimming through the wreckage of the fisherman's boat, he finds evidence that the shark has been there...and [[JumpScare out pop's]] [[PeekABooCorpse Ben Gardner's severed head]], with one missing and the other floating loosely in its socket.

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* EyeScream: One of the most infamous (postmortem) examples in film history. When Hooper is swimming through the wreckage of the fisherman's boat, he finds evidence that the shark has been there...and [[JumpScare out pop's]] [[PeekABooCorpse Ben Gardner's severed head]], with one eye missing and the other floating loosely in its socket.
10th Sep '17 8:43:39 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* EyeScream: One of the most infamous (postmortem) examples in film history. When Hooper is swimming through the wreckage of the fisherman's boat, he finds evidence that the shark has been there...and [[JumpScare out pop's]] [[PeekABooCorpse Ben Gardner's severed head]], with one missing and the other floating loosely in its socket.
14th Aug '17 8:53:22 AM TheWildWestPyro
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This film had such a negative impact on the public that beach attendance dropped sharply the summer it was released -- it has been said that ''Jaws'' filled the cinemas and emptied the beaches -- and marine biologists cite and denounced it as the TropeCodifier for ThreateningShark and therefore the reason why humanity has declared a GuiltFreeExterminationWar upon such a keystone species even though the chance of being attacked by a shark is considerably ''less than'' that of being hit by lightning or of being eaten by a crocodile or being murdered by a human or dying due to falling coconut-related injuries. Peter Benchley, the novel's author, said [[MyGreatestFailure he regretted choosing the great white as the creature due to the subsequent Genocide of the species]], and devoted the rest of his career as an activist for Marine Conservation.

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This film had such a negative impact on the public that beach attendance dropped sharply the summer it was released -- it has been said that ''Jaws'' filled the cinemas and emptied the beaches -- and marine biologists cite and denounced it as the TropeCodifier for ThreateningShark and therefore the reason why humanity has declared a GuiltFreeExterminationWar upon such a keystone species even though the chance of being attacked by a shark is considerably ''less than'' that of being hit by lightning or of being eaten by a crocodile or being murdered by a human or dying due to falling coconut-related injuries. Peter Benchley, the novel's author, said [[MyGreatestFailure he regretted choosing the great white as the creature due to the subsequent Genocide genocide of the species]], and devoted the rest of his career as an activist for Marine Conservation.
29th Jul '17 9:57:31 PM SithPanda16
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* HellIsThatNoise: The shriek that accompanies the sudden appearance of Ben Gardner's corpse.
24th Jul '17 2:35:33 PM xcountryguy
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* AntiClimax: The ending of the original book has the shark just quietly die from the wounds caused by the battle, which highly contrasts to the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome badassery]] shown in the film's climax. It's also worth noting the contrast between [[spoiler: Quint's]] deaths: The movie truly lives up to its sheer climactic and terrifying intensity when [[spoiler: Quint is ''eaten alive'' by the shark on the boat, screaming in terror as Brody helplessly watches.]] In the novel, he gets tangled and pulled down by one of the weighted barrels and unceremoniously drowns.

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* AntiClimax: The ending of the original book has the shark just quietly die from the wounds caused by the battle, which highly contrasts to the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome badassery]] shown in the film's climax. It's also worth noting the contrast between [[spoiler: Quint's]] [[spoiler:Quint's]] deaths: The movie truly lives up to its sheer climactic and terrifying intensity when [[spoiler: Quint [[spoiler:Quint is ''eaten alive'' by the shark on the boat, screaming in terror as Brody helplessly watches.]] In the novel, he gets tangled and pulled down by one of the weighted barrels and unceremoniously drowns.



* AnyoneCanDie: A [[MenAreTheExpendableGender defyingly]] beautiful lady dies first, and [[spoiler: a [[WouldHurtAChild young boy]] named Alex]] dies next.

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* AnyoneCanDie: A [[MenAreTheExpendableGender defyingly]] beautiful lady dies first, and [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a [[WouldHurtAChild young boy]] named Alex]] dies next.



* HeroKiller: The shark claims [[spoiler: a young boy named Alex]], but once he eats [[spoiler: [[TheWorfEffect Quint]]]] alive in front of Brody, survival is almost entirely down to chance.

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* HeroKiller: The shark claims [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a young boy named Alex]], but once he eats [[spoiler: [[TheWorfEffect [[spoiler:[[TheWorfEffect Quint]]]] alive in front of Brody, survival is almost entirely down to chance.



** After the shark leaps onto the stern of the ''Orca'', [[spoiler: Quint loses his grip and slides to his death]] when a scuba tank rolls onto his hand. The same scuba tank that Brody then uses to kill the shark.
** The first person Hooper interacts with when he arrives is Ben Gardner. [[spoiler: The next time Hooper meets him, unaware of who Ben Gardner is, he meets his one eyed dead body.]]

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** After the shark leaps onto the stern of the ''Orca'', [[spoiler: Quint [[spoiler:Quint loses his grip and slides to his death]] when a scuba tank rolls onto his hand. The same scuba tank that Brody then uses to kill the shark.
** The first person Hooper interacts with when he arrives is Ben Gardner. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The next time Hooper meets him, unaware of who Ben Gardner is, he meets his one eyed dead body.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Matt Hooper dies in the cage in the novel; however, after one of the sharks being filmed destroyed the prop cage before it, Spielberg & crew decide to use the footage and allow Hooper to live.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Matt [[spoiler:Matt Hooper dies in the cage in the novel; however, after one of the sharks being filmed destroyed the prop cage before it, Spielberg & crew decide to use the footage and allow Hooper to live.]]
21st Jul '17 1:24:27 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* FountainOfExpies: As [[http://jabootu.net/?p=586] this review]] notes, Jaws inspired hundreds of killer animal movies, with Quint and Vaughn being the source (or at least the codifiers) for a large number of imitations.
19th Jul '17 9:45:43 AM gjjones
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* JerkAssWithAHeartOfGold: The Mayor. While all the rest of his efforts to suppress the threat of the shark were based on greed, his refusal to let Hooper and Brody to cut open the tiger shark was based on not wanting to see the partially digested remains of a little boy with the entire town watching, including the boy's mother, who looked like she had just come back from his funeral. As well, after she gives Brody a ReasonYouSuckSpeech, he is the first one to jump to Brody's defense.

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* JerkAssWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Mayor. While all the rest of his efforts to suppress the threat of the shark were based on greed, his refusal to let Hooper and Brody to cut open the tiger shark was based on not wanting to see the partially digested remains of a little boy with the entire town watching, including the boy's mother, who looked like she had just come back from his funeral. As well, after she gives Brody a ReasonYouSuckSpeech, he is the first one to jump to Brody's defense.
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