The Meg vs. Jaws: The Revenge

Posted on August 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm

Slate’s has a great essay by Keith Phipps comparing “The Meg” to the nutty “Jaws: The Revenge,” asking “Which is the crazier shark movie?” It is wonderfully passionate, thoughtful, and thorough and tons of fun to read.

Everything about Jaws: The Revenge, from its borderline incoherent story to its chaotic action to its iffy effects to co-star Mario Van Peebles’ attempt at a Bahamian accent reveal it as a patchwork movie with little holding it together.

And it gives me a chance to share my all-time favorite stand-up routine ever, from the late, much-missed Richard Jeni.

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