Originally Posted by homegrown terror
loved the book, was disappointed by the movie. i hated the people they cast for the roles, and the fact that they cut out all of the backstory about the mayor's mafia connections and small-town corruption that the shark was actually supposed to be a metaphor for.
Well yeah because they only go for the obvious monster/evil. Its like Kubrick's awful adaptation of The Shining. The real evil isn't the hotel. The hotel is simply a manifestation of something far scarier and closer to home: a father trying to do right by his wife and young son and support them all the while fighting alcoholism and his failure as a writer after a promising start. Now you tell me which is scarier?
As for Jaws, I enjoyed the movie for what it was, separate from the book.