A true classic, even if Speilberg made it, which kicked off a slew of killer animal, killer fish, and water based horror films. I'll admit I saw this in the movies as a kid and it scared me shitty less. When that dude's head floats out of that hole in the boat, now that was scary way back when. Didn't have to worry about me going swimming for a decade or so. The film was based on the awesome novel of the same name by Peter Benchley and the story really does kick ass. It's a simple tale and that probably makes the film work. Big shark likes to eat. People taste good. People live near the beach and go in the water in Amity. Shark gets fed. Town goes ape shit. The shark attacks and FX here look cool and the colorful character of Quint played by Robert Shaw steals the show. Jaws set all kinda box office records until Star Wars came along and it pretty much started the whole 'summer blockbuster' mentality for fans and studios. Bruce the Shark retired to a much easier gig at Universal studios after 3 sequels that never quite got it right again. Jaws was kinda like our Moby Dick for horror fans and remains king of the fish flicks. I can watch this thing anytime, a rarity beyond measure when speaking of fright flicks. Damn, a PG rating back in '75 was wide open for some brutal shit, wasn't it? What happened? Great stuff here, even moms dig Jaws.