Jaws is considered a watershed in film history as the first summer blockbuster. It is also looked at as a true classic, launching the career of Steven Spielberg. It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so I suppose you could say people kind of seem to like it. A lot. TIME Magazine's film critic said, "Spielberg works self-effacingly, with subtly correct camera placement and meticulous editing. He twists our guts with false alarms, giving us the real thing with heart-stopping suddenness," and Roger Ebert boldly called it "One of the most effective thrillers ever made." I coudln't agree more. The best part of this movie is that it is suspenseful and brings us face to face with our fears. Whether you are scared of the sharks or not, we are all afraid of the unknown... what looms in the dark, hides under our bed, or swims around in the water.
Jaws is our worst nightmare... and now it's out to get us.