Films: Jaws (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3D (1983), Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Height/Weight: Twice that of average Great Whites.
Summary: If you aren't hearing that one track in your head right now, we're going to assume that you're very new here. Yup, here's the standard everyone holds most killer animal movies to, even if the legacy is a bit of a dud.
History: Amity Island, a place of homeliness, patriotism, and great beach resorts. It's all fine and dandy...until the giant great white arrived. From there, the PR nightmare began, and both hunter and hunted came to the beaches to come face-to-face with the apex predator of the sea. But this is hardly the only great white lurking in the endless waters...
Notable Kills: Ah, the POV kills of this thing. Never gets old. And then there's the diver slowly crushed to death from the third shark's maw. We swee it all from his P.O.V, as well.
Final Fate: The first shark is blown up after a barrel in its mouth gets shot. The next one is engulfed in flames and electricity. The next next one is killed by a grenade. And finally, the last shark is impaled by a ship before it EXPLODES (or bleeds to death, as in the original ending)!
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-All sharks have one thing in common: their ability to ambush and kill so many over the course of a few days. Granted, they get faker and faker with each film, but they're the reason so many are afraid to go back into the water...
Trivia: -The original film was based not only on the Peter Benchley novel of the same name, but the 1916 New Jersey Shore shark attacks, in which four people were killed over the course of 12 days by sharks. No one knows exactly what shark did it, but the great white and the bull shark are prime suspects.
-The film was, frankly, a nightmare to make. Seasickness, petty grudges, tax problems, an unwieldly mechanical shark, all of that and more contributed quite possibly the most tumultuous big-budget production. But unlike something like "Heaven's Gate", the end result was a success, and the first summer blockbuster in history.