Wednesday, July 30, 2008

JAWS, Through the Eyes of the Innocent

Show me the way to go home, I'm tired and I want to go to bed. I had a little drink about an hour ago and it went right to my head. I never get tired of that scene, never get tired of the movie.

Our family watches it all the time. We have JAWS on VHS, we've never updated to DVD, it's always on TV. The family, all together one Sunday, including a couple girlfriends, we were deep into "movie" conversation. JAWS of course being the classic that it is started to dominate the conversation. Boy #2's girlfriend was quiet, too quiet. She explains to us she's never seen it. The hell you say! Boy #3 and I torn apart the spare room looking for the JAWS tape, Boy #1 and the husband made fun of her and Boy #2 started wiring the VCR to the TV again.
To actually find someone that has never seen JAWS and to be able to watch it with them as they see it for the first time, well that's huge. Then add the fact that the girlfriend is packing to go on an ocean cruise with her family, that's just priceless.
She's a screamer. She was sitting in a chair and Boy #2 was sitting on the floor, she kept smacking him on the head saying, "Oh my God!" He eventually put his football helmet on.
We haven't watched the uncut version of JAWS in so long we had forgotten how much Quint was chewed up. No wonder my cousin had nightmares after she saw it at the theater when she was 12. She thought the shark was going to come out of her toilet. It's time to upgrade to DVD and have some more people over to scare.


Ria said...

When I was a kid, I always wanted to see JAWS. When it finally came on TV years later, I was like, "Is this it, A shark killing people in the water?"

Sassy Mama Bear said...

We just got caught up in watching it this past week on TV. One of the classic movies. Great choice of scenes too.