No movie series epitomizes the Hollywood sequel machine and the “Law of Diminishing Returns” more than the Jaws series.
After Jaws 2 hit theatres, and was the highest grossing sequel up to that point in time, producers David Brown and Richard Zanuck were interested in making the third installment a send up of the previous two films, entitled Jaws 3, People 0.
The effect of Spielberg’s shark movie cannot be overstated, not since Norman Bates ruined showers for millions of people has a film kept so many people out of the water, so the idea of a sequel to this mega-blockbuster seems natural by today’s standards, but sequels were not the norm at this point in history.
The impact of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark film cannot be understated; not only did it basically create a genre, we’ve been seeing countless shark movies ever since, but it is also responsible for the industry turning the summer from being a filmic dumping ground to the place to hold their tent-pole productions.
Tarzan is no novice when it comes to war, in Tarzan the Untamed he mowed down countless Germans during WWI, but in Tarzan and the Foreign Legion we get a book that feels like more a military adventure story than Tarzan the Untamed did; which mostly resembled a standard Tarzan adventure that just happened to
When a studio announces they have a remake in the works my reaction ranges from an eye roll to a tired groan to a despondent sigh, but when I heard Disney was remaking the 1977 musical Pete’s Dragon I was actually intrigued.
Everyone knows what sank the Titanic (arrogance and ice) but the cause of the great airship disaster that was the Hindenburg has never been definitively answered.
Tarzan the Magnificent is actually two stories originally published separately; Tarzan and the Magic Men was published as a three part serial in the pages of Argosy Weekly in 1936 while Tarzan and the Elephant Men was a three part serial published in the pages of Blue Book between the years 1937 and 1938.
When you watch Raiders of the Lost Ark one thing is clearly missing, and that would be gratuitous nudity and bondage. Director Just Jaeckin sought to correct this oversight with his film Gwendoline (later retitled The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak) by using a character created by John Willie, an artist,
You know what will ruin a wedding party? The Rapture, that’s what. In director Casey La Scala’s “sort of found footage” movie that is exactly what happens, and it’s basically a more palatable version of Left Behind: A Novel of the Last Days on Earth. This is not a good thing.