Jaws ★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

The first rule of filmmaking is that every film needs a relatable protagonist. On that score, ‘Jaws’ is a dismal failure. The hero of the film (the titular Jaws) lives underwater (!), breathes by inhaling seawater through his gills (!!), and is ultimately blown up by a scuba tank (!!!). This is so far removed from my own lived experience that I simply found it impossible to connect with the character. If director Steven Spielberg thinks that Jaws’s behaviour is normal, he should spend less time in Hollywood and more time in the real world!