History Film / Jaws

20th May '17 2:59:38 PM Darkmage7280
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* DirtyCoward: In the first film, during the false alarm preceding the attack in the estuary, a man pushes ''two little children'' off their air mattress, and then ''proceeds to climb onto it to save his own ass.''
18th May '17 4:14:46 PM Az_Tech341
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* AnimalsNotToScale: Quint estimates the shark to be twenty-five feet long and three tons, which would make it bigger than the largest reliably recorded great whites ever (which were around twenty feet and two tons) and equal to the largest unreliably reported great white sharks. He also refers to it as male, but [[AnimalGenderBender only females of the species are known to reach near these lengths]].
** The sequels take this UpToEleven, with the sharks reaching improbable dimensions; the mother shark in the [[Film/Jaws3D third film]] is estimated at ''thirty-five feet in length'', far larger than any great white ever known.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: Quint estimates the shark to be twenty-five feet long and three tons, which would make it bigger than any of the largest reliably recorded great whites ever (which were around twenty feet and two tons) and equal to the largest unreliably reported great white sharks. He also refers to it as male, but [[AnimalGenderBender only females of the species are known to reach near these lengths]].
** The sequels take this UpToEleven, with the sharks reaching improbable dimensions; the mother shark in the [[Film/Jaws3D third film]] is estimated at ''thirty-five feet in length'', far larger than any great white ever known.
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18th May '17 1:20:37 PM TrollMan
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* AnimalsNotToScale: Quint estimates the shark to be twenty-five feet long and three tons, which would make it bigger than the largest reliably recorded great whites ever (which were around twenty feet and two tons) and equal to the largest unreliably reported great white sharks. He also refers to it as male, but [[AnimalGenderBender only females of the species are known to reach near these lengths]].
** The sequels take this UpToEleven, with the sharks reaching improbable dimensions; the mother shark in the [[Film/Jaws3D third film]] is estimated at ''thirty-five feet in length'', far larger than any great white ever known.
9th May '17 3:57:51 PM ShaSam
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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. 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.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.
9th May '17 1:07:47 AM TrollBrutal
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-->'''Quint''': Stop playin' with yourself, Hooper.

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-->'''Quint''': --->'''Quint''': Stop playin' with yourself, Hooper.
30th Apr '17 4:12:46 AM Az_Tech341
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* FountainOfExpies: As [[http://jabootu.net/?p=586] this review]] notes, Jaws inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of killer animal movies, with Quint and Vaughn being the source (or at least the trope codifiers) for an endless number imitations.

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* FountainOfExpies: As [[http://jabootu.net/?p=586] this review]] notes, Jaws inspired hundreds, if not thousands, hundreds of killer animal movies, with Quint and Vaughn being the source (or at least the trope codifiers) for an endless a large number of imitations.
30th Apr '17 4:00:14 AM thisissostupid
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* FountainOfExpies: As [[http://jabootu.net/?p=586] this review]] notes, Jaws inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of killer animal movies, with Quint and Vaughn being the source (or at least the trope codifiers) for an endless number imitations.
8th Apr '17 1:15:10 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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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 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. 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 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. 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.
12th Mar '17 7:43:43 PM DrOO7
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** The adulterous Mrs. Brody herself is a perfectly decent and loving wife and mother in the movie.



** Several attacks have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.

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** Several Nearly all attacks in this and subsequent films have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.
5th Feb '17 7:07:58 AM Az_Tech341
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** Most attacks (in this and all the films) have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.

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** Most Several attacks (in this and all the films) have a human being grabbed and jerked straight down into the water by the unseen shark who attacks from the bottom. The problem is that sharks can't do this; sharks can't swim backwards, making it impossible for them to come up, grab hold of a swimmer's leg, and then drag them straight down. A true shark attack would see the victim bit and dragged sideways or launched into the air by a polaris breach.
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